An interview with: DJ Onetrax

DJ Onetrax is a real party DJ. He brings positivity and energy to every dance floor and aims to please all in attendance. We had a chat with DJ Onetrax about his musical influences and highlights.

Is there a story behind your DJ name?

I started producing music and after publishing by first song I decided to go by the name ‘One Track’ but eventually changed it to ‘Onetrax’

How would you describe your musical style?

I specialise in club music; house, techno, electro, dance and EDM but I also enjoy playing open-format gigs that require commercial & chart music.

What is your current favourite DJ performance equipment?

I love vinyl so I like using Technics MK2, or for digital music the latest Pioneer CDJ 2000Nexus set up is perfect.

What got you into DJing?

Becoming a DJ was not a choice for me. As a child I knew that music wouldn’t be just a hobby but my future career.

Which well-known DJs’ style do you most reflect?

I like to play with the same energy as fellow Frenchman Laurent Garnier and create a positive atmosphere on the dance floor.

Tell us about your all-time favourite artist

I draw inspiration from legendary DJs such as Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Daft Punk, DJ John Campana and also learn from modern acts likes Hardwell and Solomun. But, my music collection is so varied and includes Missy Elliot, James Brown, Elvis Presley and Manu Chao.

What do you remember about your first ever gig?

I was very young, 15 years old and I was excited to use my DJ equipment. I had to play traditional French folk music at a convent, it was a very strange experience!

What was your best ever gig and why?

It’s hard to pick just one so i’ll narrow it down to three!
1. A club in Los Angeles, I couldn’t believe I was playing in California! The dancers really appreciated the music and made it a great atmosphere.
2. A bar in Ibiza, the promised-land for clubbers. The bar was partnered with the world famous Amnesia club so it was a fun crowd. Plus it was nice to have a cocktail on the beach whilst DJing!
3. My friend and I used to host events in Marseille and for one of them we had a lot of extra production, LED robots, futuristic lighting, CO2 cannons.

What has been your most ridiculous DJ request to date?

I was playing at a busy club, there were about 300 people in the main room and I was playing a good house/techno set when a girl asked if I could play The Village People – YMCA. It’s a good cheesey song but not the right time and place!

What has been your worst gig and what happened?

I was booked to play a club who advertised that the event was sold out, but when I turned up the room was nearly empty, the furniture was falling apart and I think I even saw some rats.

What one useful tip would you give to anyone looking to book a DJ for their event?

Speak with the DJ beforehand and explain if there are any specific genres you want played.

What is your definition of a DJ in 2019?

The job of a DJ is to create a positive energy so the people on the dance floor can escape their everyday life for a few hours and enjoy themselves!

Make sure you check out the profile for DJ Onetrax and if you’d be interested in booking him for your event then email us on [email protected] for a quote.

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