VISION diventa selvaggia e si trasforma in una giungla nella sua “Wild Edition”, che ospita l’olandese TOMMY WALKER (Rogier van Poppel), giovane 20enne di Breda che arriva in Italia direttamente dall’ Ultra Music Festival Miami 2016.
Media Partner: youBEAT
youBEAT Intervista TOMMY WALKER
– When did you start djing and producing and why did you choose “Tommy Walker” as nickname?
TW: First of all I choosed “Tommy Walker” as nickname because my real name has a hard pronounce and TW it’s a fusion of two famous brands: Tommy Hilfiger & Johnnie Walker.
I started djing 5 years ago at a DJ contest in my hometown Breda and I continued to practice in a club of the city.
1 year later I started producing and I presented my first 3/4 demos to Black Hole Recordings, big label of Breda.
– You just released a new free remix of “Boom” by Major Lazer and your latest single “Stop” with NIXK came out 2 months ago.
Which style do you prefer and are you developing now?
TW: I love the combination of trap and future bass and I think that artists should follow their personal likes and styles, important point because we have to share real and good emotions to people with music.
– How did you feel when you played at Ultra Music Festival?
What do this achievement means for you and which are the suggestions you would give to young talents and beginners?
TW: UMF16 experience was awesome and unique for my life and little career.
Atmosphere was cool and during MMW you could keep in touch with many international artists and share music and love!
– What do you think about italian artists?
Which ones are the best in your opinion?
TW: There are lots of young italian talents out there!
I know VINAI brothers but I love CONGOROCK style, I admire him!
– New releases/collaborations/remixes coming soon?
Which would be Summer 2016 anthem in your opinion?
TW: A new free bootleg of Cash Cash – “Aftershock” is coming in 2 weeks.
I’m also working on a official remix for Kate Shaw!
In my opinion, “Carnage – November Skies” could be a massive hit for this summer festivals, but also “The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down” for international radios.
Photos by: Mattia Martegani
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25y from Milan, Italy. I‘m passionate about digital media world and I graduated in Media Languages at UCSC Milan with a thesis about the revolution of daily life with the streaming in entertainment and information. Since 2012 I’m developing the Italian dance/electronic network youBEAT (www.youbeat.it) with a team of young editors and reporters and collaboration with international radio, events and festivals. I use to daily check music business and marketing/digital platforms in order to discover and be keen on news, stats and trends.