THE BIRDHOUSE 124: Pawsa Interview

This week on THE BIRDHOUSE, I am happy to welcome an artist whose tracks I have been playing out for a quite a while now. Pawsa is a London based producer, who got his start in Lost Records back in 2014. Since then, he has continued to release tune after tune, signing tracks with labels such as Relief and Mood Record, among others. 

In 2015, Pawsa co-founded his own imprint with Michael Bibi aptly titled Solid Groove Records. With an underlying motif of "let the music do the talking”, the label has seen releases from tech house heavy hitters: Leftwing & Kody, Brett Gould, Dennis Cruz and more. Staying true to his label's mantra, Pawsa delivered an awesome mix, chalk full of grooves for episode 124 of THE BIRDHOUSE. 

Check out Pawsa's guest mix below, and read on to find out more in his BH questionnaire. 

THE REAL

How did your music career get started in earnest?

I was on holiday with my family and decided I wanted to be a DJ, so I downloaded Virtual DJ and then I became a DJ.

Where are you from and does it have an influence on your music?

I'm from London, and yea the city has a massive influence on my music. I went to clubs & warehouse raves a lot at the beginning of my career and they influenced me so much.

How many times did you want to quit trying to make this your career?

Never

What was one piece of equipment that helped define your sound early on?

Laptop

When you were getting started, which artists did you try to emulate (both musically and careerwise)?

I downloaded fruity loops and tried to copy Deadmau5, "Strobe" and was quite happy with it actually.

When you have a tough week or a rough tour, how do you get yourself back on track?

Meditate

Where and when are you at your most content/happiest?

When I'm djing I'm so happy, it feels like everything in life makes sense to me at that point.

Do you have any secret hobbies or hidden talents?

I love playing golf.

THE REST

Favorite and least favorite colors?

I love all the different colours (all the different colours)

Favorite and least favorite words?

My favorite word is balance and my least favorite word is doubt.

Favorite animal?

Jaguar

Favorite board game?

Monopoly

Favorite guilty pleasure food?

Croissants

Favorite guilty pleasure song?

Madonna, "Material Girl"

German or Detroit techno?

Detroit

Festival, club or illegal warehouse?

Festival

Biggie or Tupac?

Tupac

Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars

Exercise or Netflix?

A combination of the two