12 Questions Episode 144: Nick Varon

The 144th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Nick Varon.

Nick Varon

1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?

– Ananda Project – Cascades Of Colour (Danny T Remix)

2. What was your first and last DJ gig?

– My first dj gig was at a birthday party of a friend in high school, my last one was also in Athens on NYE @Pixi

3. What was the first and last record you purchased?

– The first record I bought on Vinyl was a rock album of a Greek band called “Tripes” and the last one was Radiohead’s ”In Rainbows”

4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?

– The fact that I have played in three continents (Europe, Asia, The Americas (North&South)

5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?

– When in home doing normal stuff like cooking cleaning etc I don’t listen to the music I play or produce … I rather have silence or a playlist made by my flatmate who has a great taste in music!

6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?

I wouldn’t say undiscovered but underestimated so far … dPen, Graziano Raffa, Khen, Lonya, Checkor and many more …

7. Which producers consistently inspire you?

– Guy J, Ame & Stephan Bodzin

8. What artist or track would you love to remix? And who would you love to be remixed by?

– At the moment I would like to be remixed by any of Maceo Plex,Mind Against or Guy J of course..

I would love to remix Depeche Mode even if it’s too obvious and already been countless remixes & Radiohead of course…

9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days, which ones if any standout for you?

– Drumcode, Ellum Audio, Innervisions & lately Minus. Too ”commercial’ maybe but keeping a level and a consistency.. Sudbeat of course keeping a level of quality which is hard to find in other labels ..

10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?

Too hard to pick just one but I would say Paul Oakenfold’s 007 New York Global Underground ..

11. Current favorites

Food: Italian
Drink: Water
Drug: Nexium
Animal: Dog
TV Show: Ray Donovan (at the moment) Sopranos , The Wire  & Breaking Bad (all time)
Movie: The Shawshank Redemption, The Departed, Pulp Fiction
Video Game: Not for me
AlbumNirvana – Unplugged In New York
Track / Song: Pearl Jam: Black
Producer / Band: Maceo Plex, Radiohead
Record Label: Drumcode
Nightclub: Ageha (Japan) / Blue Parrot (Mexico ) / Pixi (Greece)
DJ: Hernan Cattaneo

12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?

Enjoy The Silence…

segment collected by Benjaminas Bagdonas

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