Superstar Ibiza DJ Steve Lawler chatted to Skrufff this week and revealed that hes seriously considering cutting back on international DJ dates to make way for new DJs.
Im 31 now and Ive been touring for a long time and right now Im thinking that I dont want to be touring the world at the level I am at the moment, when Im 40, said Steve. Theres no way. I dont think Id be able to, even if I wanted to.
The Birmingham raised house/ progressive star also suggested new DJs lack of experience can offer them a distinct advantage over todays stack of big name jocks.
When something is new to somebody like DJing, they bring in a certain amount of initial excitement thats humanly impossible to recreate when youve been doing it for years, he pointed out.
I still get really excited to listen to my new music and I still get nervous before gigs, but its not the same as it was for me 10 years ago. But every industry needs that kind of fresh excitement, its a really positive thing. If a thousand people start DJing tomorrow, within that thousand theyll be some good talent somewhere. And good talent shouldnt be hidden, he added.
Lawlers label Harlem releases Sinesweepers The Vibe/ Korason shortly.
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)