Experimental, young and very fresh in the music industry, the Belgian duo, "Mumbai Science" (Maarten Elen & Jonas Kiesekoms), opened a whole new window to the scene. Mumbai Science is not your typical DJ/Producer, but their funky beat, a mash of indie & electro genre will put you into a trance and coming back for more!!
Hey City Dwellers!
About Tom Pooks
Born in Montpellier, Tom Pooks has started his musical trip in the middle of the 90’s, hanging around a few raves, and started to get interested in producing his own music.
CM: When did your career start? What made you want to produce music?
TP: Well i started my career 17 years ago, when i was in a rave party in north of spain.
I have been really touched by the union between dj and the crowd, and between all people dancing looking into the same direction, same way. So I decided to become a dj.
Then i had the feeling that it wasn't enough and I wanted to give a real piece of myself to the crowd so I started to compose music.
CM: What equipment do you use to produce?
TP: I use Mac and Logic Audio as software, plenty of sound banks and plugging to treat the sound as I like, a midi keyboard and most important great monitors to hear as well as possible what I make.
CM: Can you talk to us about your label Moovment?
TP: Moovment is more than a label, it's a friendship project where we all play what we like. We are a few working on it and it's mooving all the time as we look for what we can propose to people.
Actually we love to party with my friends, so we use Moovment to party around!
CM: How did you come to playing with Carl Cox in Ibiza and how do you feel the scene has evolved over there?
TP: In fact I have been introduced to Carl by Josh Wink, who is a very good friend and best guy I ever met!
Carl wanted to know the guy who made a track on ovum rec (josh's label), and it was me! So as we were touring together I met him, then we started a very nice story with Carl..
He is THE man, really nice, full of humility..always trying to get his music family bigger. He's used to give a chance to all people he trusts, really handsome man.
So he proposed me to play with him at Space for his party it was great , and i think his nights are almost the only one where you can find the old ibiza spirit.Many others are a little bit too much "fashion" now, you see. ..
Watch the video of Tom Pooks and Carl Cox
CM: What's your involvement in Kazantip? And can you describe this Festival?
TP: Kazantip is the biggest open party in the world, Wild true underground but really accessible to anybody who likes music it's the only place in the world where you can dance 24hours a day for 4 weeks!!!!!!!!
There is a president , his name is Nikita and ministers ...I have been contacted by the artistic manager a few years ago because they like my music I made a very good DJ set , they loved it and then we started to work together. I've been playing there for almost 5 years and I love this mood. Then I started to help them with my experience of European dance-floors.
So now as I believe in this event, I promote it all over the world officially for them.
CM: After having played around the world, what is your best Gig experience ever? What's your worst?
TP: Best is Space Club with coxy (Carl Cox) and Kazantip! by the way I played last year with Carl in Kazantip..But I have to say that in South America, Argentina, I played in a very warm venue, Rosario City. I played 7 hours and people didn't want me to leave!!! they used to call me Santa Pooks!! Unbelievable!
That is music, sometime you live a magic moment ...
The worse is when there are thousands people in front of you all waiting for you to play and because of a technical problem you can't play, it happens sometimes...
CM: What's always in your suitcase on your world tours?
TP: Pix of my daughter Charlie and my headphones
CM: Ok, thanks for your time with City Moments and see you rocking the
dancefloor on November 12th in Bar Rouge!
TP: Thanks to you to guest a Frenchy there! I cant wait to see you all there!