560426_10150942735748961_1048992993_nFrom releasing tracks on labels like Spinnin Records, Afrojack’s Wall Recordings and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak to remixes for Laidback Luke, Sidney Samson, Bingo Players and Hardwell, 26-year-old Abdesamad Ben Abdelaouid, better known as DJ Apster, has definitely made himself a name-stay amongst talented DJs and Producers on the Dutch House Scene. Just this past year, Apster collaborated with “Holland’s hottest dance export,” Afrojack. Apster released his track “Bubble Gutz” on Wall Recordings and remixed Afrojack’s “Take Over Control ft. Eva Simons;” one of my all time favorite songs. We got the chance to run some Q&A with the quirky, extremely busy, superfluously talented Apster.

HL: When did you first know that this was your calling? Can you describe that very moment?

Ap: When Laidback Luke played one of my first productions for the first time at a festival 5 years ago!

HL: What wakes you up in the morning?205024_10151293790423961_1069419579_n

Ap: my neighbours redecorating their bedroom.

HL: What is your most accomplished moment?

Ap: Getting recognition from Afrojack and be part of the team, learned so much stuff and still learning.

HL: What is the one thing you had to do that scared you the most in this journey?

Ap: Quitting school.

HL: What is the most fun you’ve had since following your dream?

Ap: Seeing countries and cities all over the world, I love to travel.

HL: What is one thing that you wish you could have done over?

Ap: Finishing school 😉apster

HL: Has there ever been a moment where you realized you were “home” (in the most metaphorical sense)?

Ap: Having an after party at the Penthouse mansion, yes I felt home…

HL: When you retire, what will be your title?

Ap: Grandpa.

HL: Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20 years?

Ap: In 5 years, Headlining all big festivals 😀 !! In 10 years, Making music for other artists. And in 20 years, Managing artists.

HL: Is there anything that we should be on the look out for in the near future?

Ap: A lot of new music! Got some solo stuff coming on and some collabs! And did a track with Afrojack and Eva Simons that is featured on his forthcoming album!

HL: The most exciting thing you’ve had to do?

Ap: Remixing big artists its always-good fun, exciting and challenging  at the same time!

HL: Anyone you would most like to work with?

Ap: I would love to work with Katy Perry!!ApsterRelease-Picture


: What’s the average day in the life for you?

Ap: Eggs, coffee, regular cokes, making and listening to music, watching [television] series and having fun with friends!

You can find Apster on Twitter, Instagram: @djapster and Facebook!!



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