Antwon Faulkner

|Interview|Antwon Faulkner|

 Posted: 15/04/2015

What’s your earliest ‘musical’ memory? 
I remember playing the drums in church when I was 6 years old for the first time.

What was it that drove you to get into the music industry?
Seeing how hard my dad had to work his 9 to 5 job and never get to be the jazz musician he dreamed to be before he passed.

Who have been the most influential people in your musical development? 
My dad, Kraftwerk, Jeff Mills, Juan Atkins, Mike Banks, Octave One and Robert Hood. He's the one who has helped me understand what Techno Music means to me spiritually. I felt like I had been blessed one night after his set in Toronto. He had a moment of prayer with me and I saw that happening before I even went to the show. It was an amazing experience.

Who inspires you outside of music? 
Aliko Dangote, Guion "Guy" Bluford, Jr and Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.

What are the biggest three challenges facing you at this moment in time? 
Creating new song structures, not being able to travel at the moment, and also trying to stay focused on taking my music as far as it can go with would be the biggest three right now.

What is the best event you’ve appeared at and why? 
Movement Detroit 2001. It was the first time playing and I was at the forefront of the underground scene as a DJ in Detroit at the time, so hearing the crowd scream when they said my name before I went on was so loud I got goose bumps.

If you could collaborate with ANYONE in the world (past or present) who would it be and why?
Dr Dre & Andre Manuel aka Unknown DJ because I've always wanted to see what "Techno Hop" would sound like today, and they were the guys who created that sound. Also Jeff Mills, Robert Hood & Octave One would be the guys I would like to work with now as well cause they are pushing the envelope with the Detroit sound that I like.

If you weren’t in the music game, what game would you be playing?
Real estate because Toronto is booming right now.

Who gives you the most support in your life and work?
My Wife

If you only had 3 months to live, what would you want to do with them?
Travel the world, play my last show and just enjoy my last days with my family.

Any messages for our readers?
You can follow me on twitter @Antwon Faulkner or Facebook www.facebook.com/antwonfaulknerdjtwonz for new music and tour dates.


 


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