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The Big 40: Dirty Vegas (Includes Premiere)

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We caught up with one half of Dirty Vegas’ Steve Smith to get the duo’s point of view on The Big 40. With Queen, Glastonbury and nose picking all being mentioned – this is a can’t-miss episode in our interview series.

 

01. Where are you right now and what are you doing?

Just got home after playing some shows in Asia.

 

02. What year were you born?

Steve – 1972, Paul – 1973.

 

03. What’s the coolest thing in your house?

My family.

 

04. Worst experience as a DJ?

Travelling thousands of miles and the clubs empty, never fun.

 

05. Best experience as a DJ?

Would be a gig in South America for sure, maybe Warrung in Brazil.

 

06. Favourite record label?

Defected Records – for consistency.

 

07. House or Techno?

House.

 

08. First record you ever paid for?

Steve ‘Flash Gordon Soundtrack by Queen.

 

09. Studio or DJ booth?

Studio, then head to the DJ booth to play the track made in the studio.

 

10. Your dream collaboration?

Joris Voorn or Brian Eno.

 
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11. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

I pick my nose!

 

12. Cats or dogs?

Steve – Dogs, Paul – Cats.

 

13. Ever smoked?

A few times.

 

14. Ever done drugs?

I think so?

 

15. Ever stole?

Only the heart of my wife ;)

 

16. Busy city, or quiet beach?

A Quiet beach.

 

17. One act who’s inspired you your whole career?

New Order.

 

18. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

Carpenter.

 

19. Worst job you’ve ever had?

Garden Center, lasted an hour.

 

20. Favourite record right now?

Bob Moses ‘Days Gone By’.

 
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21. Favourite record of all time?

The Who ‘Quadrophenia’.

 

22. One thing you couldn’t live without?

H20.

 

23. Favourite food?

Sunday Roast.

 

24. Movies or books?

Movies.

 

25. Vinyl or CDJs?

Vinyl.

 

26. Favourite country to travel to?

UK, I now live in the USA so its always nice to see family and friends.

 

27. Favourite club you’ve played at?

Warung, Brazil.

 

28. Favourite festival you’ve played at?

Glastonbury.

 

29. Craziest story of being on the road?

Being dropped off at the Mexican Border in Mexicali by a promoter and being made to walk on foot back to the USA.

 

30. Weirdest request as a DJ?

Being asked to play house, whilst playing house.

 
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31. Coke or Pepsi?

Neither.

 

32. If you had one super power what would it be?

To Save lives.

 

33. Late sleeper or early riser?

Early riser.

 

34. Favourite fruit?

Banana.

 

35. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

Our video for ‘Setting Sun’ ;)

 

36. Shower or bath?

Shower.

 

37. The top thing on your bucket list?

Fly Concorde.

 

38. PlayStation or Xbox?

Neither.

 

39. Do you have any pets?

Steve – Rabbit, Paul – Cat.

 

40. Anything to add?

Our album ‘Photograph’ is available on all good digital stores.