It’s Sunday morning, what are you most likely to be doing today?
Ah yes. Sunday… my favourite day of the week! I spend my Sundays resting and relaxing. This means no strenuous physical activities or work. Your body and mind need to reset and rest, and this is my day to do it. Sunday evenings are religiously spent visiting my parents and eating some of the best Vietnamese food you’ve ever tasted! Can you see why it’s my favourite day?
If you didn’t do what you do for a living, what would you love to do?
I love my job. I’ve been able to travel to amazing places and meet some of the most talented musicians in the world. I bring home ideas for our events by attending festivals and concerts around the world. It’s incredible! However, if I wasn’t doing this – I would love to just travel the world. Apparently, you can get a job as a professional traveler!
What music is on repeat on your playlist when at the gym or keeping active?
I have an essential mix by Rufus Du Sol on repeat since the beginning of August. It’s literally the only thing I’ve been listening to for months. It’s a little more chill, but it does the job for me. The new Chemical Brothers album is also very rad.
If we were to peek in your gym bag right now, what would we find?
Full disclosure: Six dirty pairs of hand wraps. Two pairs of dirty socks. One set of headphones. One skipping rope, a bag of wine gums, a 2L bottle of water, and various dirty / smelly clothes and half a quest bar.
What’s your favourite thing about YEG?
I love how it only rained twice this summer. Once for 32 days, and the next for 46 days. Nothing beats soggy socks all summer. Kidding… I actually love how vibrant the music scene is in Edmonton. Especially on the electronic spectrum. For as long as I can remember, Edmonton has hosted some of the largest Electronic events in Western Canada dating all the way back to the Nexus tribe days.
Where is your dream vacation destination?
Japan. I badly want to spend some time in Japan. I’ve only heard good things. 100% must check it out.
Favourite local DJ and international DJ you have been able to work with?
Tough question. Literally all my friends are DJ’s. We have some real talented DJ’s in Edmonton and some of them are producing real quality music! Mikey Wong for his versatility & ability to read a crowd. Seelo for his top-quality music production as of late. Junior Brown for his funk and soul. I could go on and on.
Internationally, this is an easy one. Tiësto tops the list. I’ve been booking him for almost 20 years and as he grew into this massive superstar, he remains incredibly humble and easy to work with. His team is always easy to deal with and he puts on an amazing performance for the fans. Years later, the man is still at the top of his game.
What is at the top of your bucket list?
I’d like to learn to play a musical instrument. Specifically, either the guitar or piano. I went to a wedding this summer and the groom performed a song for the bride. I want to be able to do that!
What is your favourite TV show?
Believe it or not, I don’t have one. I don’t actually have cable. I’m a bit of a nerd and tend to put on documentaries or old movies. With that said, I DID binge watch Stranger Things (both seasons). I’m a sucker for shows that give me a sense nostalgia.
What is your favourite way to stay fit and healthy?
Absolutely nothing works up a sweat like hitting the heavy bag or some pads. It’s incredibly challenging and there’s so many benefits. It’s amazing for endurance, power, stamina, and personally it helps me deal with anxiety and stress. Paired with some strength training – this is my weekly regiment.