At the rate he’s going, there’s no stopping Malacca-bred, DJ Reeve. His impressive resume includes winner of Astro Spinmaster 2010 and Malaysia Club DJ Mixing Challenge Winner. Currently, one of his biggest nights a week would be 4play at Zouk with his friend/mentor DJ Goldfish. To top it off, he is also the official DJ for Malaysia Rapper, Micstarr Vybe.
You’ve been DJing for some time now. Could you tell us more about how you started in Malacca and ended all the way up north in Penang and KL?
I started off as an apprentice in Pure Bar and spun in most of the bigger clubs around Malacca. After I picked up turntablism technique from DJ Fuzz, I started to participate in battles to gain more exposure and experience. The most recognizable battle I won would be Astro Spinmaster Season 1 because that is where I met my current mentor, Alvin aka DJ Goldfish. He took me and gave me a spot in Zouk 4play 2.0.
Tell us about collaborating with MICSTARR VYBE. Besides him, are you working with anyone else?
Nope. For MC, I regard him as the master of his trade. We have collaborated quite a number of events and holding residency in the biggest MONDAY NIGHT nationwide at Arena Melaka.
You’re quite established in Malaysia’s EDM scene. What’s next for you? Will you do original tracks in the footsteps of Blink & Goldfish?
Yeap, my dream now is to master producing and able to produce a track with them. Currently I am working on my first official mixtape, My Superheroes that will be featuring Vibe.
How would you describe your musical style and how do you drop the bomb on the party rockers?
I’ll define it with a Malaysia delicacy, rojak. Basically I like mash things up into a formula.
Who are your favourite international acts and what have you learned from them?
Haven’t met any of my favorites live besides watching them on YouTube, I’ve learnt a lot from watching DJ Vice, DJ AM andÂ DJ Jazzy Jeff. All the videos seem to tell me the same thing: ‘BOY, YOU ARE STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH’ hahaha.
Any tips for aspiring young DJs?
Promoting via Facebook , Twitter and other social networking are good. DJing needs a lot of dedication, passion and practices. Have fun.
Get to know DJ Reeve better and listen to his podcast at www.facebook.com/djreeve.