As some of you might know we’ve teamed up with Waves Vienna Festival to host an international DJ Contest a few weeks ago.
162 mixes from 26 countries later we finally found our lovely winner Am$strad Billionaire from Glasgow who flew out to Vienna and played a fabulous warm up set at Club Pratersauna before Rustie (Warp/UK).
Here’s a little Q&A we did with him:
Tell us a little bit about yourself so people can get to know you.
Well, keeping it simple, I’m from Glasgow, I like parties, like a drink or few, and enjoy a well made burger on occasion…I’m also known as am$trad bill. DJ’s and a production collective, with releases next year on Darkroom Dubs.
How did you find out about the Waves Festival DJ Contest on Play.fm?
I think I received an email about it somehow… and because I had previously put a party on with Rustie way back before he was on Warp, I thought it would be a good laugh to play a warm up for him.
Tell us a little bit about your winning DJ Mix
The mix was actually something I had put together when I was on holiday with friends who were sitting by the pool during the day, we had rented a villa, so you can imagine, drinks, pool and this quick fast paced mix was the right concoction. I never thought I would win though, so I was happy to hear you guys at Play really enjoyed it.
Listen to the winning DJ mix once again here
Did you enjoy your stay in Vienna and your first Wiener Schnitzel?
Yeah, the Schnitzel was good, I’d say it has to be accompanied by a well chilled oversized beer though, at all times!!
How was your Gig at Pratersauna? Did you have fun?
Sweatbox. That pretty much sums everything up.
The gig was brilliant, the crowd was spot on and the people running the club looked after us well. Really enjoyed it an hope to be back there sometime soon.
How did you like Rustie’s Set?
Being from Glasgow, I’ve been lucky enough to catch a few parties that Rustie has played, including showcasing him at one of my own!
His set was spot on, big sound and heavy on low end. A joint selection as last tune from us both on the night – “Cam’ron – Hey Boy” – what more can I say… Epic night.
Name your current favourite artists?
It’s a mixed bag to be honest. All doing great things at the moment.
A mixture of boogie, house and that aqua crunk wobble sound we’ve all become so familiar with.
Best club you’ve ever been to?
Patersauna would have made the cut if there hadn’t been the noise reduction issue, due to complaints… a little annoying!
Without being biased, I would have to say the best club prize my eyes goes to my hometown club – ‘Sub Club‘
This place is without a doubt one of the best clubs I’ve played at and put so many parties on at in the past. It has one of the best sound systems, the best vibe and the most up for it crowd. There’s not many clubs that have a body sonic dancefloor that make you feel like you’ve just landed on Marty McFly’s hover-board.
If you’ve not been, I’d say sort yourself out and get down there, it’s worth a visit.
Can you remember the first album you ever bought?
If I known what I know now, it would’ve been Prince all the way, but fuck it, can’t go back and it’s still a great album.
Your five all time favourite tracks?
There are far more than just five!! but these are the tracks that never leave the crate for every and any occasion