Welcome to our new “Meet the team” series where we introduce ourselves, the Play.fm Team, to YOU. We start off with Fabian, our new Play.fm intern!
Originally from Stuttgart/Germany he just moved to Vienna/Austria to join us at the Play.fm headquaters. Fabian is 23 years old and has been studying economics until October 2011. Now he will be supporting us at the office for three months.
Find out more about him in the following Q&A interview:
What is your job as an intern at Play.fm?
Mainly I will be helping to add fresh content on Play.fm and supporting the team at the editorial website management. Play.fm also has many partners and sponsors and there’s always a lot of work to keep all the liaisons updated. Visiting events and festivals is of course one of the highlights, because you can meet many interesting people such as DJs and Promoters. The social media activities like Facebook and Twitter play also an important role. It’s good fun to keep in touch with the people online (plus I am a Facebook addict anyway, hah).
A few months ago I was desperately searching for an old live set by James Blake. All the sites Google turned up with had the newer sets I already knew, only Play.fm had the set I was searching for. Call it a first positive impression. After I finished my business studies (which were pretty boring sometimes lol) I wanted to do an internship in an area that really interested me. I googled and again Play.fm turned up with a great result, and here I am .. Play.fm headquarters baby
Whats the Play.fm feature you like the most?
That’d be the mobile app. I am an absolute music addict and I need my music with me, anytime, anywhere.
Is there something in the Play.fm office that attracted your attention right on spot?
Definetly the high ceiling. I love oldskool buildings with those 3 meter high ceilings and you can find so many of them in Vienna.
So whats your favourite mix on Play.fm?
There are many great sets but I guess I enjoy the Radio Sir3ne Radio Show the most. Funky from Dubstep till Jungle.
Tell us something about yourself. Which activities fill your (everyday) life?
I am a DJ since 5 years because I always loved to present the music that moves me to other people. Me myself as DJ SRP and together with my mate Dub Kick as Mighty Dubz Stuttgart. Besides that I am promoting my own party series in Stuttgart, called Dub Roulette and participating in the YouTube DJ Tutor team since 2008, producing instructional video tutorials on DJ equipment and tips & tricks on the art of DJ mixing. Since one year I am putting effort in music production and drumming, but it’s still a long way to go with that ;)
What was the most amazing moment in your DJ career?
Thats pretty much everytime I was able to make people happy with the tunes I played. But a special memory is a newcomer DJ competition I took part in. Backstage I met two young DJs who were also taking part. It turned out that they learned DJing by watching my videos on YouTube. This was an amazing and very funny moment because I always thought nobody would like those crazy videos :D
Who is the best DJ you know?
Alexander Barck from Jazzanova Radio Show.
Tell us three things you want to do before you die?
Thats a very difficult question. Spontaneous I’d say:
- Having a family (yeah, how cheesy)
- Produce music that I like myself
- Playing at a huge festival
What are you doing on your day off?
Party hard on the day before, sleep till 2 o’clock, eat some huge steak for breakfast and hang out with good friends.
What makes you go mad?
People that smack when eating. No stereo in the car. A bar without gin. David Guetta.
Tell us the best movie quote ever?
“You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?
“They don’t call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese?” …
Whats the first record you ever bought?
The Sleepwalker Vorsprechtermin LP. Still one of the best.
The most embarassing tune of your youth that you still like is …?
Scooter – Back in the U.K. .. lol
What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
Give us five of your all time favourite tracks.
We’re hiring interns starting from June 2012 to work with us at our Viennese headquarters. If you like working in a small team and you love pushing things forward then join us and make the world a better music place with Play.fm.
For more info check the Play.fm Job section.