|Video Interview: Airwave at Tomorrowland 2014|
|Written by Dimitri Kechagias|
Tomorrowland 2014 will be documented as one of the brightest and most important years of the world's leading electronic dance music festival, which every year attracts visitors from all over the world to Belgium. The ten year celebration was the most exquisite that you could ever imagine. Tomorrowland's key to success is the festival goers. The most up-for-it crowd who have travelled miles across the globe, just to experience a once-in-a-lifetime mad atmosphere which the festival offers, non stop for three days.
Many people consider Bonzai Music to be one of the cornerstones in Belgium's contribution to the global electronic dance music culture. The legendary imprint from Antwerp is responsible for many well-known classics that are either remixed, reworked or recreated thousands of times. Both weekends the line-up was absolutely incredible, and included, Airwave, Bonzai All Stars, CP, DJ Fire, Eric Powa B, Franky Kloeck, Ghost, Nico Parisi. M.I.K.E Push, Yves Deruyter, Zolex, Bountyhunter and Phi Phi. Proof of the popularity and influence of the beloved label today is that the stage was packed all day long. Many fans came specifically to visit this stage and to re-live memories from the past, and enjoy the classics. After our interview at the Luminosity Festival in Amsterdam, I met up with Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave, right after his set at the Bonzai stage, and I sought an interview. He is a very polite and warm-hearted person, and he agreed to record an interview and I hope you will enjoy the result.
First of all Airwave talks about his DJ set over the second weekend and says if he is satisfied with the result and the crowds response to it. Next he tells us his opinion of the Tomorrowland festival, and he congratulates the organisers of the festival on its tenth year anniversary. Next he reveals his personal key to happiness, and offers some interesting spiritual advice. I asked if the DJ set he delivered over the second weekend was exactly the same the first, and he chooses some of the stand-out tracks from his second weekend DJ set. Also, we discuss about the contribution Bonzai music has made to the global electronic dance music culture, and if the new direction of the label towards deeper progressive house sounds has paid off. He speaks about his record label LCD, and its current and forthcoming releases. Then he mentions his personal releases on Bonzai Progressive & JOOF, and he tells us about his forthcoming DJ gigs all over the world. This includes Argentina, thanks to his signing with Jam DJ Agency in the UK. Finally I ask about the new influences that are incorporated in his productions, and he gives us a very personal and surprising message for the viewers of the interview.
Thanks very much to Laurent Veronnez for his time to film this interview.
The interview contains extracts from Airwave performance at both weekends of Tomorrowland published on youtube from the following channels:
The titles of the video interview contain extract from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs W&W - Waves (Tomorrowland 2014 Anthem) on Main stage /Armada/ Kontor records
Get ‘Waves’ on Beatport: http://smarturl.it/2014TLAnthem
Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/Waves_SP
Download on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Waves_