WeTransfer Studios x Gilles Peterson: The Psychology of DJing

Gilles Peterson has been one of the world’s top DJs for three decades, but his fascination with the craft remains as bright as ever. So in The Psychology of DJing, Gilles interviews five of his favorite DJs to explore life behind the turntables.  Why do they do it? How do they handle the pressure? What’s it like to build a profession out of a passion?

Gilles says, “Having been in the DJ cockpit for more than 30 years, I’ve always been fascinated by what makes other DJs tick. I still love it to bits, but there have been times of doubt. So that’s what I wanted to find out about in this series – chatting to some of my favorite characters on the world circuit about the highs and lows of playing records to people.”

The series features intimate chats with Seth Troxler, The Black Madonna, Craig Richards, IG Culture and Cassy and each discussion takes a slightly different turn, covering everything from breastfeeding to the pressures of tough crowds.

And because Gilles has been there, done it and got the t-shirt, all five of his interviewees are searingly honest about the joys and struggles of their creative endeavor.

Listen to the episodes below on Mixcloud or find them on iTunes here. 

This series was produced in collaboration with Gilles’ online radio station, Worldwide FM. 

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