Introducing: DJ FOR3IGNER

dj-for3ignerDJ FOR3IGNER is a 16 year old DJ from Salzburg, Austria. When he was 11 he started mixing on his PC, using Virtual DJ. He remained interested, so when he was 14 his parents bought him a DJ-Controller (Reloop Digital Jockey 2 Interface Edition) with the program Traktor DJ.

It was about this time he decided to get a name, and so decided upon “DJ FOR3IGNER”. In October 2011 he started his fan page, and from there went on to open YouTube, Soundcloud, and his homepage. In 2012 he opened a Twitter account.

He played at private parties, and for his 16th birthday bought a Pioneer deck and started playing in clubs.

We asked DJ FOR3IGNER to tell us a little bit about himself.



I like your DJ name – how did that come about?

In German the word is “Fremder” [stranger] and this is when nobody knows you. When I was a kid not many people knew me and so I said this was my name. To make it sound cooler, I changed the 3 into an E.

What’s your favourite track to play, and why?

I have a new favourite every week, but this week is my favourite Track “J-Trick – Nympho (Original Mix)”I like it because it’s really crazy – people jump to this track and they say, “omg this is so crazy I like it!”

How would you describe your style? Are there any other DJs whose work you admire?

I’d describe my style as crazy, and when I produce I just have so many funny ideas. I like J-Trick, Reece Low, DVBBS…and lot of other Crazy DJs.

You say that people in your City call you the craziest DJ there – why is that?

Nobody else has the same sort of crazy remixes as me. so when I first started up in clubs, people said, “Yeah this is the craziest DJ”

Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years I see myself on a big stage with people dancing and jumping to my music.

If you had all the money in the world to set up your ideal studio, what equipment would you buy and why?

I’d contact Pioneer and ask that they produce a paint and edition for me of 4x CDJ-2000 nexus and 1x DJM-2000 Nexus and 1x DJM-900 Nexus…Its the best stuff for mixing, and the 4x CD Player is the best for playing Loops and Music.

The DJM-2000 Nexus is a good mixer for mixing around at home and detail exactly and the DJM-900 Nexus is a good mixer for mixing live because it’s not so fat and complicated as the DJM-2000 Nexus.

For the Studio I’d buy a monitor speaker and a good PC and a keyboard and a full special version of Fruity Loops Studio 11. Today I need only this stuff…The other things for producing are in my head.

DJ FOR3IGNER is right when he says his tunes are crazy. Listening to them on his SoundCloud it’s hard to believe someone so young has mixed them, but his talent is obvious. We especially enjoyed his original mix, “Dream”, which you can listen to here:

We think DJ FOR3IGNER has a bright future ahead of him – be sure to check him out!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DJ_FOR3IGNER

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