Representing any form of music that will keep the crowd rocking; electronic artist Grant Saxena, aka DJ Sax, delivers with a pure manifestation of passion, energy, and originality.
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: It’s always an exciting process to ride the wave of a record release. There is some anxiety waiting for feedback and to see how chart positions turn out. In the end, it’s a vibe like no other to hear your music on the radio!
Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans: Turn off cell phone and social media. Sometimes I’ll work late at night with headphones when it’s tranquil outside and random noises aren’t as loud. There is also something calming and productive about early morning creative sessions.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: Dum Vivimus, Vivamus. Latin for While We Live, Let Us Live… trying to seize daily opportunities and maximize the value of life.
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Ans: Epic, Edgy, Melodic, Modern, Massive.
Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the proccess?
ANS: Experiences in life… drawing from the adventures in the past, present, and potential future. My favorite part of the songwriting process is conveying emotions through music, it’s a very healing and rewarding endeavor.
Q: At what age did you start Djing and Producing?
ANS: 16 years old… almost 20 years ago!
Q:Who are your inspirations?
Ans: Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against The Machine, Eric Clapton, Tool, Guns N Roses, Sasha & Digweed, Christopher Lawrence, DJ Dan, Mark Knight, Steve Porter
Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Ans: Ultra Music Festival (Miami). Electric Daily Carnival (Vegas). Sunburn (Goa).
Q:Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?
Ans: Palolem (Original Mix) just released on Ruckus Records. We threw an intimate record release party and now looking to tour over the remainder of the year.
Q: Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?
Ans: DJ Micro Tech Mix 2000 was one of the first CDs I bought from a major retailer. Back then, you had to go to stores to physically buy the whole album. Also had to get an adapter for my car, it was a cassette only!
Q: Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s?
Ans: Armada, Anjunabeats, Revealed, Spinnin’, Ruckus Records
Q: Have you been in competitions? Fleadh’s? Any prizes?
Ans: I’ve won various international level DJ / Producer competitions and awards. As high as #1 on iTunes and Beatport for singles and remixes, also to spin at Caffeine Music Festival and Studio La Fabrique (France).
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