Interview with Vaulted x Tapage Nocturne : Patrick DSP

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From: I’m an Armenian born in Iran, that grew up in Toronto, Canada and is currently living in Berlin.
Name: Patrick DSP Gharapetian

How are you doing ?
I’m doing great! Healthy. Busy. Exploring new ideas.

Had the sanitary crisis been beneficial for you in any point ?
The one positive aspect is that this crisis has helped me identify and remove ignorant & selfish people from my life.

What would be your dream gig ? line up ?
I’ve been very lucky that I’ve been able to play the events I wanted to play for when I first started this, like Love Parade, Awakenings, Mayday, Tresor, to name a few as well as traveling around most of the world doing and sharing what I love and sharing the stage with some of the best in the industry already.

Pros and Cons of being a DJ ?
It’s a joy to be in love with the music, sharing it with others and meeting others who also have that love and passion. The cons are meeting narcissists who are more in love with fame and themselves then the music.

How do you think the techno industry will be like in 15y ?
I have no idea how to answer that since we don’t know what will happen by the end of the year and when clubs and events will properly happen again and who will still be around. I would like to think that in 15 years we will be bigger and better than we were before but without the nonsense of social media likes and fake hype.

What is your secret happy song ?
Percy Faith – Theme from A Summer Place. It’s a very happy and silly song. It’s hard not to smile when you hear it.

What would be your dream B2B ?
I would love to perform a back to back set with Jeff Mills or Mike Banks.

What would you do if you weren’t a DJ ?
Astrophysicist. I’m interested in how the universe is put together.

Warehouse or Club ? Why ?
Warehouse. I’m a raver.

What is your mindset when working on a new track ? New EP ?
I usually just turn on the equipment and what sounds or ideas might start flowing. From there I’ll remove what’s not needed like a sculptor removing layers of stone until a statue is uncovered. I find that music connects better with people when it’s more organic and not forced.

Are you sometimes fed up with music ?
Of course. Like anything if you have too much of it, it can get boring. I’ve learned how to put things aside and come back to them later. Seeing things with fresh eyes and a fresh mind always helps.

What are you most proud of ?
Being true to myself and what I believe in. I’m not fake.

Is there something that disappoints you in the underground scene ? what can we do to improve ?
We need to put the music first and image last. Everything is upside down right now. We need to stop worrying about likes and followers. Social media is the antithesis of rave.

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