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We recently caught up with DJ Simon Sh:Out following his Yacht Week debut at the British Virgin Islands
event over the New Year and reveal how he came to be The Yacht Week's Resident DJ. His very first release, a remix of Coldplay's 'Speed Of Sound'
, got huge international recognition and has reached a whopping 100,000 downloads and counting! Ever since then his productions have been featured by several big names in the industry and his happy sounds and affections with the crowd caught our eye so we asked him to come onboard! Simon has put together a promo mix for The Yacht Week, so put it on and enjoy our interview with one of the year's most exciting DJ's...
Simon Shout - "Best Of Yacht Week" [Promo Mix]
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How did you take up DJing?
I actually didn't really start DJing, until my skills as a producer got recognized for the first time, that was after I released my first remix, Coldplay - Speed Of Sound (Simon Shout Remix)
, into the world. Of course I had fooled around with the decks prior to that but I didn't really know what I was doing until recently. I've only been DJing seriously for just a few months now and haven't really played a lot of shows yet since I've only been producing tracks so far. I definitely hope that I will be able to play some more shows in 2012 though, as well as for The Yacht Week this summer!
What inspires you and your music?
I draw my inspiration from pretty much everything around me. Whether it be personal experiences or other influences... most of the time I get inspired at the most random times and places like in the shower or sometimes even while I'm trying to sleep! Since I'm usually a very positive kinda guy though, I try to put a lot of "myself" into my productions so that people feel happy when listening to them.
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What are your favourite places to DJ?
So far definitely the British Virgin Islands
! That's also because, like I mentioned before, I haven't really played a lot of shows yet - however the BVI has pretty much showed me the time of my life and I have never experienced a crazier party crowd than the people who attend The Yacht Week!
What are your best memories from a Yacht Week event?
Well pretty much all of my Yacht Week memories are the best! If I'm honest I can't really point out one moment at TYW that I didn't enjoy - except for maybe being a little sea-sick one day ;). But I definitely liked the DJ gigs the most!
Having previously brought many well known DJ's, such as Pierce Fulton and Dan Castro, to light in the electronic dance music world, The Yacht Week is pleased to announce that Simon Sh:Out will be joining us in the Caribbean for Spring Sailing and will feature throughout our Mediterranean events this summer. After witnessing his recent achievements, it is certain that 2012 will definitely be the biggest year yet for the German youngster-producer!