Interview: Sleeper, The Man Behind The “Only Love” Mixfilm

Phil Morse | Founder & Tutor
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Last updated 25 October, 2016

I got to chat via Skype to Sleeper about DJing, creativity, technology… and of course his “Only Love” mixfilm.

If you haven’t seen Sleeper’s “Only Love” mixfilm, you have to see it – it’s one of the most fun and life-affirming DJ routines we’ve seen for a while, and it deserves a bigger audience. Performed live in one take in Sleeper’s bedroom, it is a lesson in what DJing in 2016 can mean, and comes complete with a full video element too.

I reached out to the man himself having seen the film for myself last week, and he kindly agreed to do an interview with me. I wanted to know his inspiration for the film, how he made it technically, and also talk about how he got into DJing in the first place. A quick 10-minute chat drifted into half an hour, as we touched on creativity, gear, and how to land big gigs with people like Red Bull, something Sleeper managed while still at college.

If you’ve any interest in modern DJ/VJ techniques, where to get inspiration, and how to craft a career in DJing for yourself, I’m sure you’ll find something of interest in the video. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Sleeper Interview

• Once again, you can see the mixfilm and read other readers’ comments about it on our original Digital DJ Tips article from last week.

Has this interview inspired you? did you enjoy the Only Love mixfilm? want to send a message to Sleeper? feel free to let us now your thoughts below.

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