“Why music? Because silence.” The man otherwise known as one third of dOP takes on the quick Q&A…


Why music?

Because silence.

If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?

Reporter or photographer.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“Breathe when you make love.”

What inspires you?

Jim Morrison.

What’s the next big thing?

Next dOP album.

Breathe when you make love.

Best club experience?

Too many. The last one was hearing Derrick May in Greece.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Parking guard.

How do you know when a track’s finished?

When I can listen to it 15 times in a row and still enjoy it.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

‘She Moves’ by Jono McCleery & ‘I Never Learnt To Share’ by James Blake.


What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?

Work hard and be an enthusiastic person.

What’s the worst track you’ve ever released?

I better not say it. Some people will be mad at me.

Recommend us a film.

La Grande Bellezza by Paolo Sorrentino.

Recommend us a book

On Love and Loneliness by Jiddu Krishnamurti.

What are you addicted to?

The stage.

What is your greatest regret?

Wasting a lot of my time between 16 and 23 years old.

What one thing would most improve your life?

Read more.

What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?

Singapore at Zouk.

What’s the secret to a great mix?

The adaptation.

What’s your single biggest frustration in the music industry?

Fashion people.

What’s the worst thing about making music?

There are lots of things that’ve been already done in the very best way.

What or who is underrated?


What or who is overrated?


How do you relax?

Listening to FIP Radio.


JAW & Friends’ Midtown is out on October 13th on Circus Company. Find him on Facebook and SoundCloud.

1st October, 2014

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