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Tuff Questions is our series where we ask artists a selection of incredibly difficult questions.
Tech House duo, PAX, take on the toughest interview in dance music.
Over the last year, PAX have released on the likes of Sola, Abode and REALM and gained support from Radio 1 heavyweights Danny Howard & Pete Tong.
Following on from their massive remake of Rui Da Silva’s "Touch Me", they've just released a huge collaboration with Gorgon City, but what was the first record they bought with their own money?
MoS: Describe your press shot in five words or less.
PAX: So hot right now.
House or Techno?
That’s like choosing between air or water. BOTH.
If House is a spiritual thing, who is its prophet?
What does your music smell like?
The ocean and rum.
What song would be your wrestling entrance theme?
This question assumes I don’t actually have wrestling entrance music, and for that, I’m not telling you.
What was the first song/album you bought with your own money?
Oasis - Definitely Maybe.
What was your first email address?
What would you say in your tinder bio?
Meet people in real life you fucks.
Best way to cure a hangover?
Stand up straight.
Who’s the biggest party animal in dance music?
Barlow from Solardo.
You can only ever DJ B2B with one other person for the rest of your life, who is it?
You can only ever play one record again for the rest of your life - what is it?
Oxia - "Domino"
Who is your celebrity crush?
None. There are a few celebrities that need crushing though.
If you could live in any other place and time, when and where would you pick?
May 1694 onboard Henry Every’s Pirate ship ‘The Fancy’
Is a hotdog a sandwich?
Not in this reality.
Teetotal or tearing it up?
Tearing it up.
Favourite production? (pick one) lazers, disco ball, strobe, Co2, LED screen, confetti, foam, nothing or other.
Reach for the lazers bay-bay.
You can only wear one colour for the rest of your life, black is not an option, what colour do you choose?
Red, because it brings out my eyes.
What job would you do if you weren’t a musician?
Would you rather all your burps smell of eggs, or have a green cloud appear when you fart?
Egg burps as that would be an improvement.
What’s your biggest non-musical interest?
Nutrition and Pirates. They’d be no scurvy on my ship I tell yee.
You’re forming a cheesy pop group in the vein of 5ive, Steps, Spice Girls etc. You must all sing and do choreographed dance routines. Which other 3 DJs do you want in your band?
Pete Tong, Jamie Jones and Green Velvet.
For absolutely no reason whatsoever.
6 = 2(x+2) what is x?
Please don’t ask me to find your X. She’s never coming back. What’s your secret weapon to rescue a dancefloor?
The DJ playing after.
Strangest / funniest thing you’ve seen in a club?
Space Ibiza. Stood talking to Philipp from MANDY whilst MR C was tearing the terrace up. There’s a legit 90 year old woman wearing a wedding dress tripping her wrinkles off on a podium next to the booth. As we’re both hypnotised by this sight, a bloke carrying a tray of drinks slips over right in front of us dropping a million pounds worth of drinks, clearly distracted by the geriatric cosmos bride. Oh how we laughed.
What single thing would make your life better?
Covid fucking off and back to OLD NORMAL life.
If you had your own nightclub, what would you call it, and what’s the dress code?
The Jolly Roger. Well, you can guess the dress code.
Why do lots of DJs wear masks? What’s the deal with that?
If you could see under the mask you’d know why.
Most regrettable track you’ve dropped in a set?
What’s the most expensive thing you own?
Where is the strangest place you’ve DJed?
I’ve DJ’d in the outer regions of my minds inner universe a few times.
One piece of advice you would give your younger self?
You nailed it.
Where’s the afters?
Somewhere I can drop a shoulder without anybody noticing.