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End Of Year Review 2018

End Of Year Review 2018 with Mateo Paz

To mark the end of 2018, The Rave Exchange is travelling the world to reflect on the year of a series of DJs and Producers from every corner of the planet. From summer memories to personal achievements – we dig deep into the past 12 months and discuss future plans of some of our favourite emerging talents.

Artist Name: Mateo Paz

Highlight of 2018: Abu Dhabi/Dubai residency as a DJ, performing in LA and working on sample pack on Native Instruments platform.

Happy memory from this summer: Performing in LA, where I’ve never played before. People’s reactions are an endless source of a good vibe and a motivation to keep me going.

Happy memory from this winter: Given that actual winter has been with me for just one day, I think this is yet to come! The most difficult thing you’ve done this year I had to sell my stationary DJ and studio equipment due to travelling. I really loved working with that equipment but moving 130kg around is really a lot of a hassle. Customs procedures are often complex and time-consuming and didn’t fit into my lifestyle. I’m a future nomad.

This time last year you were… Abu Dhabi – mostly

Your new year’s resolution last year: To work on my physical balance, pay more attention to the food I eat, find time for a workout when travelling and to drink less alcohol (this is a must on my every new year’s resolution list)

How long did it last? I think I did very well and was consistent the whole year in my plans.

Your new year’s resolution this year: Less alcohol (as usual), make new friends, see new places and keep working on my recognisability. I would say the same as last year, but also to improve my career, improve finances and make new friends.

How long is it going to last? I hope I will stay consistent like last year and work on the mentioned things above through the whole of next year.

Your musical goal for 2019? Conquer Asia musically.

A new skill or hobby you’d like to get into? Learn to play the guitar. I hope I’ll find some time for it in 2019.

Your dream Christmas present? Peace and harmony around me. It’s the greatest gift you can get.

Favourite festive food: I love fish soup, but only at Christmas.

Your NYE plans: Private party in my hometown.

Public figure of the year: Elon Musk for doing absurd things for weird reasons like sending a car into space!

Movie/TV show of the year: Movie of the year for me is Bohemian Rhapsody and TV series has to be The Protector

Artist or label to watch in 2019: You should definitely check out Cristoph.

Song of the year that you were involved with: Eddie Amador, Mateo Paz, Dezarate – Feel Alright

Song of the year that you were not involved with: CamelPhat & Cristoph – Breathe (ft. Jem Cooke)

Something you learned in 2018: Working in various places around the world gave me an opportunity to meet many interesting people and learn from different cultures and religions.

A prediction about the world in 2019: It will be fun!

And lastly, your favourite Christmas song: Billy Mack – ‘Christmas Is All Around’ from Love Actually.


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