As we continue with our projects always within the forefront of our hearts and minds is the need for constant improvement. To continually progress over time the direction, quality, and intentions of our work here at PLSTK. So with the PLSTK Mix Series Vol.3 we went the extra length with DJ Sig-O (The SIgnificant Other) for his contribution to our company.
Over the course of several weeks we were able to build with JP Victoria (Sig-O) not only creatively, but also on a personal level. And instead of just releasing his mix online we decided we can better market his art and himself personally by throwing an event on the release of the physical CD we helped design and produce for him. In all aspects of the project we found it to be a great success.
The importance of building client relationships is not just to gain business partners alone, but more importantly to understand the nature of why they do business and what they represent to the larger community. From the mix, to the physical CDs, and the party not only brought us closer to understanding Sig-O, but it also helped us gain a new friend with a wealth of knowledge in his fields of work.
Below are some questions Sig-O was kind enough to answer for us and as well as the digital copy of the mix. Please enjoy and spread it freely and widely. – PLSTK Crew
PLSTK: When did you start DJing and what motivates you to continuing doing so today?
Sig-O: I started DJing in Junior High, before I had a job, before I could drive, and felt very fortunate to be around DJs at a young age. I still remember train-wrecking my first record at my first gig. What motivates me today is the same feeling I had right before spinning that first record…anticipation, excitement, and nervousness. Most importantly, what motivates me is the ability to share my musical taste with everyone and contribute to our unique scene.
PLSTK: Concerning music, what are some of the key points you look for when considering a new song to be “spin worthy” in your sets?
Sig-O: Any new track that I discover for a set, it must be able to create a good emotion. It should be mastered well and have warmth. I love tracks that have a timeless element to it, where you can not tell what year the track was made. Or, it can just be a dope song, and go against all the rules.
PLSTK: How has music and DJing shaped your appreciation for life in the world you live? What should a DJ be able to impart upon the people after he’s done with his/her set?
Sig-O: I can’t draw, dance, or sing, so DJing is my art. DJing has given me the ability to discover, appreciate, and play good music. DJing has allowed to me form great friendships, and meet new people along the way. It is a never-ending journey. After a DJ is done with their set, it should inspire people to go out and dig for good quality tunes, new and old. It should remind them that there is more than what is on the radio. A good set should be able to convey a DJ’s musical influences and knowledge, have surprises, and be fun.
1. Bondax – Wet Summer
2. The Groovers – The Spirit
3. Yam Who – Stone Love
4. Andy Ash – Freak
5. Small Pyramids – I Want Blood
6. Jazzanova – I Can See (Midnight Marauders Dub)
7. Justin Martin – Don’t Go
8. Infinity Ink – Games
9. Maya Jane Coles – The High Life
10. Trikk – Jointly
11. Sinden – Keep It 1000 (Duke Dumont Remix)
12. Treasure Fingers – Rooftop Revival (Kastle Remix)
13. Jumping Back Slash – Ubusuku
14. Gang Colours – Fireworks In Pocket
15. Jacques Greene – Arrow
16. Sweatson Klank – In Between