Hi Dutchies, do you mind that I'll write this in English, so that my subject and his fans around the world can read it too? I did a lovely zoom-interview with one of my favourite Dj's, who I hadn't seen or spoken in nearly 20 years!
Camera & editing: Paul Aandewiel, photo: Jess Middleton
The reason why I desperately wanted to talk to him, is to chat about a wonderful mix he did last month for Emirates Airlines, the luxurious air carrier from Dubai. It's a clever idea of Emirates to ask this Australian master, because if there is one Dj who can deliver an exciting musical journey for passengers it's Anthony. For 4 hours and 21 seconds (!) he takes us to beautiful places where you've never been before. He builds his mix up very slowly, almost like climbing a mountain. And when you reach the top, the 360° view is magnificent. His mixing and programming are, as always, spot on.You can hear Anthony Pappa Deeper Sounds Emirates Airlines Inflight Radio Mix March 2021 by clicking on the long title. It brings you to the mix on his Mixcloud page and if you like what you hear (stupid question) take a look around, because there are more beauties to discover.
Now, let's go back to last Friday when I had a great excuse (the Emirates mix) to check in with my long lost Aussie, who is a very happy camper at the moment. He has a wonderful, sweet and beautiful woman with her wonderful, sweet and beautiful daughter in his life. So there is a good ending to his story. But that doesn't mean it was an easy journey for Anthony. So buckle up. And enjoy our conversation.