Q&A - Randomdoug

We sit down with Randomdoug for The Comfort Zone’s Q&A.

Apr 08 2020
How were you first inspired to DJ and/or make music?

I was first inspired to DJ when I attended Guvernment nightclub (Gallery and Drink), in the early 2000's and watched the local DJs play records.

How did you first get involved with The Comfort Zone?

I first got involved with The Comfort Zone in 2003 when I would attend the Sunday mornings and just dance! I also started attending the Saturday mornings a year after.

What's your favourite aspect of The Comfort Zone?

My fav aspect would be the freedom to dance without judgment no matter what your background and how DJs pretty much have a blank canvas in terms of the type of style they want to play.

How would you define your sound?

I would say my sound is a range from deep house all the way to techno but I always like to keep it groovy with a soft spot for classic organic sounds/vocals from old school R&B/disco/house.

Which DJs and/or producers have influenced you?

Honestly, too many to mention. I don't want to name anyone specific because I will forget someone. However, a lot of Toronto local DJs and some that are now international that played Comfort Zone and still play today were my biggest influences.

What's the biggest event you've ever played?

The BPM Festival.

What do you think the electronic music scene could do with or without right now to help push it forward?

To be honest, I can't really think of anything. I can always do without douchebagery. As long as people continue to support and elevate each other instead of segregating and putting each other down our music community can flourish.

What's your strangest experience while DJing?

At Comfort Zone, Canada Day 2011 someone jumped over the DJ cage at the front and was excited to see me but tripped my computer cord and the music stopped. Luckily the next DJ was ready to go and their wasn't too much dead air. Also, while all of this happening, someone decided to defecate themselves on the dancefloor - the floor had to be cleared and bleached. That set of mine because aptly known as the "Shit Disturber" set. Haha.

Which tracks never leave your record box?

Darius Syrossian, Nyra - Luis Conte
DJ W!ld - W!ldbeats
Butch - Disco Shhh

What's next for you in the near future?

Once things are back to normal, going to continue building my event brand R&R. But in the meantime going to see if I can do something unique in the live stream world.

What are your hidden talents that most people don't know about?

Voice impersonations and maybe can belt it out at karaoke.

What will you do after answering these questions?

Going to have a yummy homemade steak dinner with the wife!

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