The Mixathon48 competition sees entries from all over the global music sphere, pushing artists to flex their music chops and creativity for a chance to win awesome prizes ( *cough cough* VAVA Voom anyone? ) and gain some much deserved recognition. This year’s battle for DJ street cred ended in an exciting win for the Czech Republic DJ Elysium (real name Jonasz Baran).
Elysium grew up in a small Polish town of 30,000 inhabitants before moving with his mom to the Czech Republic at 13. Because his social circle wasn’t large, Elysium began listening to music every single day. What started as a distraction soon became a hobby (and challenge) in music production.
Elysium! What three pieces of music equipment can you absolutely not live without?
My Yamaha HS8, AKG K701 and Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
What were a couple DJ names that you thought of besides “Elysium“
There were many of them. I don’t even remember haha.
If you could work with any artist/group from all time (past or present) who would you want to work with?
Kill The Noise
What are your 5 favorite music tracks this month?
Thomas Hayden, Mr.Saccardo – Burn (ft. Elly Ray) (Enthic FLIP)
Faytal – Parallel Ookay – Back Again
Borgeous and TyDi – Wanna Loose You (Ryos Remix)
Codeko feat. RAPHAELLA – Walking With Lions
What’s the biggest differences between American DJ’s and European DJ’s in your opinion?
I don’t really see any difference 🙂
What do you like to do besides make music?
What is your favorite phone emoji?
Any thoughts on your new VAVA Voom 21?
It is so amazing ! The sound is clear and it’s so loud ! Even the bass sounds really good when I listen in high volume. Gonna test it with friends on our trip ! Hope it will last for about 6 hours haha 😀
To listen to other winners and awesome track submissions – visit the Mixathon48 Soundcloud here!