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Tell us a bit about yourself:
Hi, I’m Billy Spira, a DJ/producer from Bristol that likes to mix and produce various genres including Deep Tech, Melodic Techno, Disco, breakbeat, and sometimes a bit of garage. I’ve played just about every genre of music over the course of my DJing life including grime, RnB, Hip-Hop, bassline, and even the more cheesy stuff because who doesn’t love a good sing-along every now and then?
How did you get into DJing?
I first got into DJing in my first year at university when a friend showed me as he was a DJ and had all the equipment. So, we used to go over to his for pre-drinks and learned to mix with his help before buying my own gear to carry on learning!
What DJs have had the most influence on you?
Hot Since 82, wAFF, Archie Stephan Bodzin.I’ve chosen these 3 specifically because they have a great blend of sounds between them which I try to incorporate into my tracks. Hot Since 82 with the deep house and melodic elements throughout his tracks.wAFF for the journey he takes you on through his sets with high energy 2 stepping groovers and minimal stompers seamlessly mixed throughout. Stephan Bodzin I absolutely love, his synths and melodies are sublime and if you close your eyes and listen to some of his music it takes you away to another planet, incredible music.
You’re being put to death, but you can listen to one last track before you die. What track do you choose?
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
What’s your favourite thing about Ibiza?
The vibe of the island and the mystery around it. So many hidden gems if you take the time to venture away from the hotspots. Everyone is there for the music and people are amazing to chat to at events, the DJ’s playing unbelievable sets, and afterparties that go on for days.
What’s the easiest thing about being a DJ?
I wouldn’t say anything about being a DJ is easy. It’s easy to get lost in the music and showing that to others is what I try to do and blend my own style into it to show people what music I’m loving.
And what’s the hardest thing about being a DJ?
The hardest thing about being a DJ is probably standing out from the crowd. There are so many talented DJs and producers, you really need to find your style and create a name for yourself that people instantly recognize.
Best thing about Dance Music culture right now?
The way in which it brings people together. Especially after COVID and having shut down the industry, to see how it brings out the emotion in everyone and creates buzzing energy that emanates at festivals and events is indescribable.
Worst thing about Dance Music culture right now?
The cost of booking DJs and headliners and the VISA complications currently going on for promoters.
Why should listeners vote for you?
I have a true passion for making music and DJing and would truly love the opportunity to play in such a magical place for a DJ I have followed and supported for so many years and watched more times than I can count in lots of different countries!