Ben Kaelin Aka Dj Prospect… New Talent !

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Name: Ben Kaelin
Stage Name: Dj Prospect
Age: 24
Nationality: British/Swiss
Occupation: Dj/Promoter
Website: djprospect.com


Interview

1) What made you want to start Djing?

Watching the Turntablism (which means scratching to everyone else) movement from New York. 

2) When did you start Djing?

Got my first set of decks at the age of 14 at Christmas after begging my parents for months to get them

3) Where have you been Djing at ?

Currently hold down residencies in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Aberdeen & Falkirk. With regular spots in London, Cardiff…all across the UK really.

4) where do you hope to be in 5 years time?

The music scene in general up in Scotland has exploded in the past few years. The likes of Emeli Sande have made the what people thought, impossible happen.
Most recently folk like Hudson Mohawke signing to Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music label, Dot Jr to Tinie Tempah’s Disturbing London are really creating a big buzz for our scene up here.
There’s definately ones to watch. Keep your eye out for Nina Nesbit, Kobi Onyame, Young Fathers, Dot Jr & many more
I’m really pushing to be a part of that growth.

5) What advise do you have for those who want to start Djing ? 

It’s much easier & cheaper to start then when I did, my every penny went on buying vinyls. Get yourself a Macbook, a good all in controller and start messing around. Don’t take classes, build your own identity. Any technical questions, YouTube can answer. When you feel you are ready, network, network & network even more!!! 
Those are simple tips which can turn a real cool hobby into a lifestyle/career.


Check out DJ Prospect every Saturday at Cirque in Glasgow and Sunday at Lulu’s for a ClubTipsy night !  

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