Riana: Where exactly were you when found out that you were competing in the Redbull Thre3style? How were you invited?
DJ Compose: I was called in by the Red Bull boys to the office. They let me know threestyle was coming up…and I had an opportunity to defend my title.
What was going through your mind when you accepted the invitation? Were you already thinking of the set you were going to play?
I was very hesitant, honestly. It takes a lot of time, energy, and motivation to do this. I really needed a few days to decide if I really was gonna commit to doing this again, because I’m not one of these “happy to be here” type of dudes. I’m here to win. It’s never been about the money with me… It’s all about the challenge. And although a part of me feels like “why?”, I decided “why not.” So… here we are.
Where does your inspiration for your music pull from? How would you define your style or sound?
Music is my life, literally. It’s my passion and my job, which is so amazing to me. I’m blessed. That being said, I do not take that fact lightly. I am constantly inspired by everyone and everything around me to push myself and stay ahead of the curve.
What do you think of your fellow competitors?
Why do you think you should win the Red Bull Thre3style Qualifier? If you won, how would you rep Hawaii in the West Regional final?
I came pretty darn close taking out one of the major cities last year (placed 2nd in Los Angeles), so I know what it takes. My approach is still the same as its always been since Nocturnal Sound started… preparation and execution is the key. I put a lot of time and effort preparing this set… Now it’s time to have some fun.
#RB3STYLE will be held tomorrow at Ginza Nightclub, doors open at 9PM, show starts at 10PM. First come, first serve! Entrance to event is subject to capacity. For more event details visit here.