' I was studying in school but always had dreams to become a DJ, i took my first steps with my uncle who was also a DJ and started mixing for school parties and small social events, but my real DJ career started here, in Theatro.'
' One evening i met Brice ( the artistic director) he said " tomorrow there is a DJ competition if you want to participate call me", so the next day i called him and he gave me the number of the person responsible for the Corona competition. So i participated with Brice, then we met again and i found myself here. I don't regret any of it.'
Is Theatro still number one?
' The first rule here is to entertain the customers, everyone who visits Theatro all say they are welcomed and love the music. It's a crazy atmosphere here and the goal is to make the customers dance all evening. For music we did some tests, for example if he playes a house track and found that the majority of people where dancing it means that it's a popular choice that night. If we play an R'n'B track and customers are responding, we know that this evening will be more R'n'B than house'.
Light and music, the relationship
' It's a matter of habit now, we play a new song before the opening time of the club, and rehearse with Akhim( the manager). He listens to it and identifies the key moments and the timing.'
'My biggest dream was to mix in Theatro, when i discovered the club in 2006. I put myself on the path to get here one day, and thank God, i got here. In Morocco i don't mix in any other clubs, abroad my biggest dream is to one day mix in cafe Mambo in Ibiza.'
'We have many laughs here, one evening i mixed with Dj Brice and DJ Kol, we mixed shirtless all night ( laughs) it was fun.'
Zakaria in Marrakech
What is your favorite pastime in Marrakech? Listening and looking for music
What is your favorite plant? mint
any place you spend the most time in Marrakech? Cofe Lobo
What is your greatest quality? smiling
What is your worst fault? I get angry too quickly
Which restaurant in Marrakech, do you advise? The Epicurean
What do you like most in Marrakech? the climate
What do you dislike in Marrakech? Traffic and not enough on common transport
How would you describe yourself in 5 words? Big, passionate, sociable, believing
Red or green? red
To point or bleeding? bleeding
Slippers, moccasins or flip flops? loafers
Blondes, brunettes or redheads? brown
Marrakchi or elsewhere? Indeed but I like Marrakech
Tajine or Couscous? couscous
Text Julien Antinoff
Photo Julien Antinoff
Translation Karen Athwal
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