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40 Questions: PAJI

40 Questions: PAJI

It’s been almost 8 years since German DJ and producer PAJI first appeared on the scene, and since then his music has found its way onto labels like 300 Grad Records, Einmusika and Kittball.

Having recently also delivered his debut self-titled album to Berlin imprint Katermukke, PAJI is now a fully-fledged artist that has a body of work any musician would be proud of.

We welcome him to our 40 Questions this month, where he mentions everything from climbing Kilimanjaro and his violin, to Robert De Niro and Henrik Schwarz. Find the full discussion below.

01. Where are you right now and what are you doing?

I’m in the plane on the way to India.

02. What year were you born?

1986.

03. Do you have a nickname?

PAJI is actually my nickname, Pajwan is my real name.

04. What’s the coolest thing in your house?

My fridge I think.

05. How would you describe yourself?

Just a normal guy.

06. Worst experience as a DJ?

There haven’t been really bad experiences. One thing which is really bad is when the sound system is not a good one.

07. Best experience as a DJ?

Happy faces and good energy that you get from the crowd.

08. Favourite record label?

Katermukke.

09. What’s your biggest weakness?

Chocolate.

10. First record you ever paid for?

Fugees – The Score.

11. What’s your morning routine?

Coffee first, go for a run and start to play and practice instruments.

12. Your dream collaboration?

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

13. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

Better not.

14. Who’s your biggest inspiration?

Johann Sebastian Bach.

15. Ever smoked?

No.

16. Ever done drugs?

Never.

17. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

Spending time with a person you love.

18. And the best gift you’ve ever given?

I think it’s not on what you give as a gift. The idea behind is more important.

19. What’s the coolest place you’ve ever been to?

Berlin.

20. And one place you want to visit?

Kurdish part of Iran.

40 Questions: PAJI

21. One act who’s inspired you your whole career?

Henrik Schwarz.

22. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

Engineer.

23. Worst job you’ve ever had?

Call Center Job. I did it for one week during the time at school and really hated it.

24. Favourite record right now?

Ame ft. Mathew Jonson – Transmoderna.

25. And the best record ever made?

Röyksopp – What Else Is There (Trentemøller Remix).

26. One thing you couldn’t live without?

My violin.

27. Your favourite food?

Pizza.

28. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

I don’t eat weird things.

29. Who would you want to play you in a movie?

Robert De Niro.

30. What’s something you’re passionate about?

Music, because it’s so limitless.

31. Favourite club you’ve played at?

Katerblau, Berlin.

32. Favourite festival you’ve played at?

Universo Paralello.

33. Craziest story of being on the road?

Too many of them.

34. Weirdest request as a DJ?

A wedding in Bhutan.

35. If you had one superpower what would it be?

Flying!

36. Late sleeper or early riser?

Late sleeper.

37. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

Boiler Room videos.

38. The top thing on your bucket list?

Writing music for an orchestra.

39. Most memorable moment of your life so far?

Climbing Kilimanjaro.

40. Will you ever be done with music?

Never!