This week we have Chicago’s very own Inphinity in the Artist Spotlight. Inphinity has been djing not only in Chicago, but around the world for a number of years now. He’s had releases on many different labels including Manufactured Music, Ultra & Recovery House among others. Check out the interview we did with him where he talks about how he began djing and also shares some up coming projects of his.
How did you first begin DJing/Producing?
I got into Djing just by going out to club and wishing I was up there playing music. I already spent a lot of my time finding new music online, I would burn songs (unmixed) onto CDs and give them to friends. I felt learning the actual craft and art of djing was the natural next step.
Who is your biggest influence(s)?
My influences change. I’m more impressed by a great production than DJ set. Not to take anything away from the DJ, but making great music is a lot harder in my opinion.
What’s your favorite record of all time?
Gabriel & Dresden – As the Rush Comes
What was your favorite party of all time that you have played?
Barcelona Music Week. I played a few really nice clubs around the city, but the highlight was the main festival at the Olympic Stadium. My management, at the time, was the organizer, and squeezed me in before Erick Morillo. I think there were about 30,000 people there during my set. I stayed an extra two weeks to soak in the city. Ended up spending all the money I made. Got fired from a residency back in Chicago, it was all worth it. I’ll never forget that trip.
Who do you want to collaborate with in the future?
No one in particular. I love working with female vocalists. I get inspired by well-written lyrics.
What’s the most embarrassing thing thats happened to you at a show?
Whenever the music stops. I’ve accidentally hit the cue button on the wrong side before and sometimes it’s is a hardware error. Either way, it’s the most embarrassing thing that can happen during a set. I suggest having a “just in case” folder on hand. Nothing worse than starting the music back up, after a mishap, with just a raw kick drum and clap for a minute as the song builds back up.
What do you like to do when you’re not working on music/DJing?
I’m always on my computer doing something. I can’t find enough time in the day to get everything done that I need too.
What is your opinion on the current EDM scene?
I’m over the mainstage sound. I’m not snobby to people who enjoy it. We were all there at one point in life. I like to keep tabs on what’s going on with numerous genres.
What do you think will be the next big thing in EDM?
Progressive Deepstep is the next big thing.
What do you think about all these “frauds” in the EDM scene using ghost producers, buying likes and purchasing their own tracks on Beatport?
HOW CAN ANY OF YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?!?
Is there any upcoming releases/shows we should keep an eye out for?
I’ve been spending a majority of the last 2 years working on AVA Lofts. Its a new space opening up this summer for producers/DJs/musicians to call home. I can’t wait to share all the details. My Night Tales mixes are my new passion project. I started as a DJ making mixes and still love doing them. I try to post a new one every month or so at soundcloud.com/inphinity