“In music the passions enjoy themselves.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
The Lebanese are renowned for their many talents, and music is definitely one of them. With so many outstanding DJs in the country, we thought we’d shine a spotlight to highlight some of the best talents in the field by launching the DJs of Lebanon. It’s a way to thank them for providing the soundtrack to some of the best nights of our lives and keep the beats going and going and going.
One of the true veterans in the business, DJ Pablo started DJing almost 20 years ago. He is now renowned for his groovy, sexy sets at B018 and for playing at loads of other venues and crazy parties around the world. Check out our interview with Pablo:
How did you begin your DJing career?
It was during the summer of 1995 when I started spinning at Cheyenne pub in Brummana for a couple of years. Then I moved to the most wanted clubs in town.
Who and what are the inspirations for your music?
Well, for sure it all started with some good rock music like Floyd, Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Scorpions, U2, Peter Gabriel . . . Then it shifted to electronic music and here the whole story begins. My good inspiration had a lot to do with Danny Tenaglia, Sacha, Dany Howels, The King Nick Warren, Fady Ferraye and much much more.
How would you define your genre of music?
My genre is sexy and groovy!! I play house music and everything around it, NO COMMERCIAL AT ALL!
Where can we listen to you play?
You find and listen to me at B018 and all the good clubs on earth.
What was your favorite event or show you ever played and why?
Haha! I definitely can’t remember, but maybe I can say Distant Heat Aqaba – Jordan in 2009 / And Queen’s Day Amsterdam with Nick Warren.
Do you have any albums and/or are you working on one?
I’m working on a new EP ! It will be on Beatport soon.
Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?
Still going and rising more and more in the music industry.
What’s the most difficult part about being a DJ?
Honestly speaking, there’s nothing difficult about being a DJ, what sucks is the politics around it. . .
What’s the best part of being a DJ?
It’s all about enjoying every minute of your music with the crowd and giving them an unforgettable experience.
Do you have any other projects going on right now, other than DJing?
Yes, we will be launching a new record label in about a month from now.
Do you have any hobbies? Can you tell us more about those?
I love nature, and one of my favorite hobbies is to explore more of it with my 3 dogs!
Where can we follow your news and updates? Do you have a fan page?
My fan page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pablo-Abouzeid/257075237636066
My Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/pabloabouzeid
What is your favorite song on your iPod right now?
I don’t have an iPod, but I can say “Lose Yourself to Dance” – Daft Punk
How would you describe Lebanon in one sentence?
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Spread love and music 🙂