WHAT WOULD YOU DO... WITH DJ FALCON

What hasn’t DJ Falcon done in the last few years. One of the most well respected and biggest names in the game. Having toured with Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk, graced the decks at pretty much every signature venue around the globe, and remixed for the likes of Phoenix and Cassius when he agreed to do our ‘What would you do..’ feature we did a round of high fives in the Secret Bali Life office.

Falcon kindly told us some interesting facts, such as how he got his name, how fast he can run to the toilet and whether he would ever DJ naked… You know we like to do things a little different at Secret Bali Life!



QUICKFIRE QUESTIONS:

TEQUILA OR WATER? Tequila then water

DANCEFLOOR OR VIP? Dance floor

IBIZA OR BERLIN? Berlin

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE OR LAURENT GARNIER? Laurent Garnier

SUNRISE OR SUNSET? Sunset till sunrise

TECHNICS OR PIONEER? Technics

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL? Champagne and cashew nuts

BEST YEAR FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC? 2022

BEST TRACK YOU’VE EVER PRODUCED? Not done yet

BEST TRACK YOU WISHED YOU HAD PRODUCED? Video killed the radio star / The Buggles

WHY ​THE NAME DJ ‘FALCON’? When I first started DJing, we would have a different DJ name for each party and Falcon was the one I got when I got the proposition to  release my first E.P.


WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF:

YOU GET OFFERED A KINGS RANSOM TO MAKE A WORLD CUP TUNE FOR ONE OF FRANCE’S MAIN RIVALS, DO YOU…

A) TAKE THE MONEY AND PUT IT DOWN TO BUSINESS WHEN INTERVIEWED ABOUT IT
I consider myself as a respectful professional but I will definitely add some subliminal message...


B) MAKE THE TUNE BUT MAKE IT SOUND PRETTY AVERAGE INTENTIONALLY AND INCLUDE THE LYRIC ‘FRANCE ARE GOING TO WIN’ WHEN THE TUNE IS PLAYED BACKWARDS

C) REFUSE THE OFFER AND EXPLAIN YOUR COUNTRY COMES FIRST AND YOU SIMPLY CANT DO IT


YOU ARE HALFWAY THROUGH YOUR SET WHEN YOU BECOME DESPERATE FOR THE TOILET, BUT THE NEAREST TOILET IS MILES AWAY FROM THE DJ BOOTH DO YOU…


A) ASK THE PROMOTER FOR A BOTTLE AND DUCK DOWN BEHIND THE DECKS AND USE THAT

B) PUT ON THE LONGEST TRACK YOU HAVE AND SPRINT TO THE TOILET AND HOPE FOR THE BEST!
I'm a good sprinter.



SOMEONE BOOTLEG REMIXES ONE OF YOUR TRACKS BUT IT'S ACTUALLY INCREDIBLE AND ONE OF THE TRACKS OF THE YEAR! DO YOU…

A) HUNT THEM DOWN AND THEN SUE THEM OR WORSE

B) HUNT THEM DOWN AND SIGN THEM UP TO WORK WITH YOU
It happened to me on one track, the funny thing is that we we’re playing at the same festival and I wanted to meet him but the guy ran away thinking I wanted to kill him!!!

C) PUT OUT A PRESS RELEASE SAYING YOU MADE THE TRACK AND TAKE THE ACCLAIM


YOU TURN UP TO PLAY AT A NIGHT CALLED ‘NAKED’ AND DESPITE THE NAME YOU HAD NO IDEA IT WAS A NUDIST NIGHT. THE POLICY IS YOU CAN NOT PLAY WITH YOUR CLOTHES ON. DO YOU… 


A) THINK FUCK IT AND GET NAKED 
A smart mix between A and B; always fun to try something else but don’t want to end up the naked DJ on the Internet..

B) TAKE YOUR TOP OFF AND HOPE THEY BELIEVE YOU ARE COMMANDO BEHIND THE DECKS

C) APOLOGISE TO THE PROMOTER, GET THE FUCK OUT OF THERE AND SACK YOUR AGENT!


THE DJ AFTER YOU IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW AND LOVE BUT HE CLEARLY ‘STARTED A BIT EARLY’ AND IS WAY TOO OUT OF HIS HEAD TO BE ABLE TO DJ. THE PROMOTER IS PANICKING AS THERE IS STILL A COUPLE OF HOURS TO GO AND THE VENUE IS RAMMED. DO YOU… 


A) OFFER TO KEEP PLAYING AS THE VENUE IS RAMMED WITH A GOOD CROWD AND YOU DON’T MIND
Of course A, also happened to me a couple of times...


B) OFFER TO PLAY AS LONG AS YOU GET AT LEAST 50% OF THE OTHER DJ'S FEE

C) FINISH YOUR SET AND GO HOME, AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU DID YOUR BIT AND IT'S NOT YOUR PROBLEM


BAHASA (LANGUAGE) INDONESIA ROUND:

IF SOMEONE OFFERS YOU A GLASS OF ‘AIR’ IN BALI WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WILL GET??

A) A LOCAL SPIRIT A BIT LIKE TEQUILA
B) A GLASS OF WATER
C) AN EMPTY GLASS



IF SOMEONE SAYS TO YOU ‘PANAS SEKALI’ ARE THEY REFERRING TO

A) A SEXUAL ACT
B) THE WEATHER
C) A LOCAL DELICACY



IF SOMEONE SCREAMS ‘SATU LAGI’ AT YOU DURING YOUR SET ARE THEY

A) TELLING YOU YOUR MUSIC SUCKS
B) ASKING WHO YOU ARE
C) BEGGING YOU TO PLAY ONE MORE TUNE


GIVE US 5 TUNES THAT HAVE INSPIRED YOU