This week's 10 To Answer features BIGGI
1. Who are you and where are you from?
My original name is Rodney van Gobbel and I am from The Netherlands: Breda city, 076 to be specific
Artist name: BIGGI.
2. When did you start producing?
I am a DJ for six years now and started producing in 2008.
3. What are the tracks people should know you of?
A few known BIGGI tracks: ‘ESA MUSICA’ (BYS Music), Music For The People (BYS Music), KREZI (Spinnin’ Records), Get Started (Bang It Records) City Of Dance Festival theme (Black Hole) and many more. My tracks got supported by Tiesto, R3hab and Hardwell, just to name a few. Next to that I did a lot of remixes for other well known artists on the Black Hole Recordings imprint. Fast Eddie, Dunugoz & Tha Roofas and Daniel Wanrooy & Elliot Johns for instance.
4. What hard- and software do you use to produce your music?
When I am producing music I use Cubase 6 and an Access Virus TI! It works best for me!
5. What are your musical influences?
Musical influences I use: Motown, Rock, classics and even Rhythm & Blues: music is everywhere!!!
6. Can you tell us something about your first dj gig?
My first DJ gig: I still remember it like yesterday. Goosebumps all over my body... It was at a festival in The Netherlands with +2000 party people. I could not sleep the night before and I was so nervous I even forgot to bring my headphones. I had the luck it was a day time festival so I bought a new one on the road! I went on, arrived, went on stage and it was so crowded with (music) hungry people in front of me. So I started and forgot all about the stress and nerves. The people showed me love and that was the best feeling ever!
7. What's the coming gig you are really looking forward to and why?
An upcoming gig I am really looking forward to would be my very own BE BIGGER by BIGGI night during Amsterdam Dance Event, October 18th 2012 at Escape Venue. Several artists from The Netherlands got their own night during ADE: Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Chuckie and even top notch DJ David Guetta is playing. So I am proud to announce I take my humble part in this list with a showcase of my own. #BE_BIGGER!
8. What can we expect from you in the near future?
Expecting in the near future: I’m always in the studio, got some BIG(GI) projects and collabo's coming up to be released and some BIG(GI) shows in foreign countries are on the way as well!!
9. Who's the artist you would love to make a track with (dead or alive)?
Artists I would love to make tracks with (dead or alive)
It maybe is a cliché, but I would say Michael Jackson. Until now he has been the greatest artist that ever lived, in my opinion. RIP!
10. Any personal message to the fans?
A message to my fans and people around the globe.
Hard work pays off... NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!!