יש הרבה משתמשים מיוחדים של בלקברי ברחבי העולם. אחד מהם הוא ללא ספק Funky Dread, גרמני צעיר שמאוהב בבלקברי ובמוזיקה וכמובן בשילוב בין שניהם. אני חייב לציין ש Funky Dread הוא חבר בקהילת ה Elite של בלקברי ובמשך השנים הוא הפיק מוזיקה נהדרת בעזרת מכשירי בלקברי והוא ממשיך לעשות זאת גם כיום.
הראיון התקיים בשפה האנגלית, שהיא לא שפת האם של Funky Dread, אנחנו מפרסמים את הראיון כפי שהוא כדי לא לאבד מהמיוחדות של Funky.
(Q) Thank you for the interview, please tell our readers little bit about you (personal info)
(A) Well, I'm a ground human, Rastafarie, Music Lover, DJ, a proud dad and proud member of the BlackBerry Elite program, award winning DJ with an BlackBerry Z30 device only and supporter of my favorite brands like BlackBerry and MixVibes ( Music Software company from France).
I love to test Beta apps and OS. I’m 24+ old and live in Germany.
Love to meet new people around the world. Well I've BBM Buddies of every continent right now. A lot of crazy BlackBerry people from the communities and “normal” people for sure. (😁)
(Q) How you started with BlackBerry devices?
(A) I’d joined #TeamBlackBerry with the Storm 9500 and the BlackBerry virus catch me. Infection from the first day I've used BlackBerry.
(Q) Tell us about your music, Style and DJing.
(A) My music…. Music makes me happy and let me relax. And so I feel so is also my style I play. If the weather is sweet and sunny is it house or Jump Up Drum&Bass or Deephouse , Deep Drum&Bass If I do not feel happy. And if you doesn't see new music posts, I'm not inspired to make music.
I'm sure everyone has an favorite song where you combine special moments in your life like the last Holidays, the first kiss or a good party where you start dreaming if you listened to it.
That was one reason to start DJing, Producing and Remixing.
Here is an example for live remix from myself with Missy Eliots – Freak on
( yes, I'm a pro level golf nerd, 😂)
I was from the beginning fascinating about the DJ skills / techniques, to play the music what i like, to interact with the crowd if you play the right tracks. But To be a Superstar? No! Well, to get some extra money for DJing I'm not afraid about. 😉
The best is to get some special bookings for DJing like to play for BlackBerry at there Pop-Up-Store Pre opening Party for the press, etc in Frankfurt/Main Germany.
but the best of the story is that my DJ mixes played in the store all day long and over the time where the Pop-Up-Store opened. My Sets or local Radio.
Or to play on underground Party In the middle of the government district in Berlin/Germany. It was long long time ago in 1999. I was really surprised as we leave the party on daylight. Lol
What i would like to say is this special moments, memories, feelings, people, smiles that's DJing for me.
(Q) How you combine BlackBerry with your music?
(A) At the first time with my Storm, Bold, Torch BlackBerry helps me to communicate and managing a lot of stuff on an professional level. Since the PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 ,BlackBerry helps me to make music or DJing on the go.
It was tricky with the apps sometimes but you can work with this to make professional music jobs like my third place in international DJ competition 2014 with the Z30.
And nowadays with Android….another level like before. To connect my BlackBerry with my DJ controller and DJing like with my laptop is mind blowing. I've played a lot of times at some birthday party from friend's. If you play two hours or one, you don't have to pick up all your heavy equipment. Only your Blackdroid in your pocket, DJ controller a few cables and self powerd USB hub and Party on.
(Q) What is your preferred BlackBerry device ?
(A)I love the Priv but my daily driver is the DTEK50
(Q) Any plans for the future?
(A) Yes , i will build a new little playroom for me with a little bit studio flair and will try to life stream some BlackBerryDJ sessions with devices and Turntables.
So if you follow me on my social network you will be informed about new sets , videos, etc
(Q) How you thought about combine between BlackBerry and music?
(A) Awesome. Since BlackBerry 10 i don't use a desktop PC and manage everything on my BlackBerry’s and keep it done. So why not for music!
I must say every Android device with some powerful specs can do this.
The point is security. That was the reason to join #TeamBlackBerry. I love the brand, the communities, missed the OS 4.5 / 5 / 6 / 10 times and belive in the turnaround.
Cyber crime are always present nowadays and i do a little bit for myself against that.
Finally BlackBerry keep my business done.
- (Q) What make it so special?
(A) If you have a new idea for a song or to sort you tracks for the next set, i don't have to wait to come home and make it on the go. I have always headphones in my bag and rock’n’roll To have my DJ equipment or producing tools in my pocket makes it easy to test my ideas now and then.
The other point is to have fun.. I was on a party and someone ask me if i want to spin some tracks. No problem
(Q) Anything else you want our readers to know?
(A) Yes. Some one wonders how i use different DJ names.
The music as BlackBerryBeatz / BerryBeatz are make with BlackBerry devices.
FunkyDread is the dude behind and i use all DJ equipment what i getting in my hands. 😂
At last i will thank you for the interview, Roy and UTB, thanks to the community for reading,your support and follow me if you like the music i plays.
אתם יכולים להאזין ולעקוב אחרי Funky ברשתות החברתיות ובקישורים המצורפים כאן.