2 Many DJs/ Soulwax brothers Dave and Steph Dewaele chatted to Mixmag this week about growing up as the sons of famous Luxembourg Radio DJ Zaki and revealed both their parents had helped them musically since the start.
Our mum has amazing taste in music and I remember her bringing us back a twelve inch remix of (Tom Tom Clubs) wordy Rappinghood, said Dave, I remember our whole family listening to it together and saying yeah, this is pretty good.
The duos parental guidance matched that of Daft Punk duo,
according to Soma Records chief Richard Brown, who recalled meeting them in the
mid 90s at the house of Thomas Bangalters father who in the 70s wrote Ottowans
D.I.S.C.O and the Gibson Brothers
"They were brilliant guys - very, very sussed, Brown told Mixmag (in 1997), Thomas's dad is a really intelligent man, and I think he definitely advised them along the way, he suggested.
German uber-DJ Sven Vath also received a leg up from his parents, he told Skrufff in an interview several years ago, courtesy of their 70s disco pub just outside Frankfurt.
I started in my parents club, said Sven, My mum asked me if I wanted to become a DJ when I was 17 years old and I ended up playing there five days a week.
Less supportive of their sons artistic ambitions were the parents of Cabaret Voltaire icon Richard H Kirk, who recalled having to dodge ultra-violent football hooligans as a teenager ressing flamboyantly on the mean streets of 70s England.
getting punched right in the face once outside a nightclub by some people from
They came to
see me play when I opened in
Though I haven't heard my mother say 'fuck the pain away or anything like that. She can't do it yet, she added.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4yndU6NqUE (Peaches F**K The Pain Away)
http://www.techno.de/mixmag/97.08/DaftPunk.a.html (Daft Punk back in the day)
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)