Share To Vote For Aaron Power (APM)
Tell us a bit about yourself:
APM Is an Irish DJ/Producer currently with a residency at Ibiza stardust radio that brings the percussion from African house and deep vibes from the German underground music scene. Focusing on atmosphere and vibe for his audience, whether it’s a sunny day by a pool or dark dancefloor APM brings a near-out-body feel to his listeners. His inspirations come from ground-breaking deep artists such as Keinemusik and WhoMadeWho. He feels the world should listen to music as an escape from reality as well as enjoyment.
How did you get into DJing?
At a young age, there was this old computer in my house with a virtual Dj on it, I use to mix my older brother’s tracks which at the time were mainly tracks you would hear on kerrang, I wanted something deeper and with percussion, as I was a drummer. I stumbled upon Plastikman and from years of crate-digging, I found myself falling in love with melodic tech and afro house.
What DJs have had the most influence on you?
The first DJ who really had an impact on me becoming a DJ was Henrik schwarz, Republik here in Waterford booked him and it was a nigth where I fell in love with music. Marcus worgull was also the warm up act that night, this is where I found that near out of body experience when he dropped his track lenoix. Finally we come to the Dixon, another act I loved for many years but after seeing him perform as life festival here in Ireland it really made me go away from the heavy techno vibes I once mixed and dove into that melodic tech/afro/indie dance vibe I try and bring today.
You’re being put to death, but you can listen to one last track before you die. What track do you choose?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XINlEYXA3k0 Paul Kalks sky and the sand, is the first track that came to mind.
What’s your favourite thing about Ibiza?
What’s the easiest thing about being a DJ?
You never don’t know what to listen to, you will always have something for whatever your feeling.
And what’s the hardest thing about being a DJ?
Trying to narrow down the crates of tracks
Best thing about Dance Music culture right now?
Right now, its everyone being back together again, the past few years have been hard for everyone and I streaming so many mixes of lockdowns, so right now everyone enjoying music and being together again is one.
Worst thing about Dance Music culture right now?
How it seems to be locked away in clubs, here in Waterford I have finally gotten a stage at next summers festivals, there will be electroninc music on the streets. as people here tend to have a fear or this bad rep on electronic music
Why should listeners vote for you?
If they enjoy the mix they should, if not they shouldn’t, I just hope I can develop and make people feel something in the music I mix, I hope the journey is something they enjoy.