DJ curriculum vitae: Alex Smoke

Blurring the lines between electronica, classical and awesome, this Glaswegian knows how to make some serious noise

The stats
Age when acquired first decks: "Eighteen. I bought them with my student loan."
Years working as a DJ: "Fourteen."
Years creating own sound: "Eight."
Average age difference with club-goers: "Twelve."

Best gig
"The best gig In terms of size and importance would have to be the Benicassim Festival in Spain. My stage was in front of 15000 people and I'm standing there alone in the middle of it. You feel very exposed and it's one of the few times that I've been nervous, especially as my computer had a habit of crashing at the time. Amazing feeling, though.

Biggest gig
"The biggest crowd I've played to was 20,000 plus at Rock & Coke in Istanbul in 2006. It sounds shady, but is sponsored by Coca-Cola! Again, it's quite intimidating, but beer and a few friendly faces made it easier…"

Hitting Melbourne for:
A gig at Brown Alley on Fri Jul 13.

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