INTERVIEW: We chat to Felix Jaehn ahead of Casa Playa DXB
Superstar DJ Felix Jaehn returns to Dubai this Friday for boho beach festival Casa Playa DXB at Nasimi Beach. We caught up with the chart-topping house music purveyor before his big gig to find out what we can expect from his set and new music…
What do you love most about playing in Dubai?
The weather, the venues and the people, of course! Whenever I come to Dubai I have a great time and I cannot wait to be back at Nasimi Beach for the Casa Playa DXB festival.
How does the crowd differ from other countries you’ve played in?
I’ve had great experiences with the crowds in the UAE! Everyone is full of energy and especially in a venue like Nasimi! It’s got a great vibe and I can’t wait to get back onto the stage this weekend.
Apart from the UAE, where’s your favourite place to party?
I fell in love with Ibiza this summer! It’s a magical Island and it’s perfect to party with friends from the industry. If you’re looking for a holiday to kick loose then Ibiza is definitely worth a visit. There’s sun, sea and music, what else would you need?
Which do you prefer: playing at open-air festivals or in a dimly lit club?
I love both! Festivals are amazing in summer - my favourite slot is the sunset so I’m really excited for this weekend. It’s always a special moment of the night. But I also really enjoy playing small clubs, it’s usually even more intense because the crowd is much closer!
What can partygoers expect from your set at Casa Playa DXB?
I will play all of my hits for sure! But my live sets differ quite a lot from my productions. I like to play heavier to push the energy… Just come and you will see!
What’s the key piece of advice you’d give for someone looking to make his or her own music?
Get started. If you have a true passion for music just do it and practice every day to master your skills!
Can you tell us about any new tracks you have lined up?
It’s actually not announced yet, but I can tell Shortlist UAE that my new single is coming on October 6th!
What’s next for Felix Jaehn?
My debut album. I am literally beyond excited to finally share all of the music I have been working on over the past three years!
When: Thursday, 28 September, 6pm-3am; Friday, 29 September, 1pm-3am
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm
Contact: +971 4 426 2626