Since I can remember I was always into all kinds of music. Pyskowice (my hometown) was the place of my first serious contact with music. That was in around 2000/2001. I was recording with a group called "Ha Kwadrat'' as an MC which resulted in my first few gigs, then I started making beats, and that pushed me into exploring other music styles. Around 2004/2005 I started attending House/Breakbeat gigs. Around then I'd started looking into the DJing/turntablism aspect of the gigs, which became an obsession. I bought my first decks, first records, and played my first sold out gig to a club full of people in 2007. Through that time my motivation was mainly seeing people's reaction to music being played on big speakers; still is I think. There are too many influences to mention.
Was there anything unique or special about the environment you developed your skills in; musically, culturally?
Everyone listened to the same music, and was attending the same gigs; everyone knew each other so every gig was like a big family meeting. Thanks to this I could polish my skills in a friendly environment, regardless of which direction I wanted music to take me.
Is there any moment from your gigs that stands out/ is most significant?
My first sound system gig and supporting Lee Scratch Perry.
What was the first record you ever bought?
Evil Nine ft. Aesop Rock- Crooked.
What, in your opinion, are the main challenges/obstacles to becoming a DJ today?
No obstacles; everyone can become a DJ overnight thanks to such progress in DJ technology. The challenge is to become a good selector, with technical and unique skills to stand out from the crowd of generic DJs.
What has been your favourite festival experience?
Co-hosting "Roots in the Woods Arena'' in Trenchtown, Electric Picnic 2014, with the might Revelation Soundsysem.
What are your plans for the future, or your next project?
Keep doing gigs in Cork and all over Ireland, maybe a Polish tour at some stage this year. Also have a boombap co-production of one of the tracks with my musical brother DJ HWR, being released on the major Polish label Maxflo Records on the album "BIAK/DJ HWR- THE WINNERS''. We're planning to release an instrumental LP, made in a week, based on old vinyl samples later on this year as well. Apart from that there are a few other collaborations with instrumentalists and vocalists that probably will see the light soon, so WATCH OUT!
If you could stage a rave (unlicensed and free) anywhere in Ireland, where would that be? Your only limitation is the weather.
Is there anything about Galway in particular that encourages the growth of electronic music, perhaps 'something in the water'?
I don't know, is there?