We head to Sydney, Australia to speak to three friends about their adventures down under and their journey through the realms of Trance Music. Ladies and gents, we give you Elucidus!
Where are you from and where are you living now?
There are three of us, Adriano & Roy from Sydney and Ryan from Glasgow, Scotland living in Sydney for the past 14 years.
How did you come up with your DJ name?
Elucidus, well to elucidate means to shine a light on something, then US because theres 3 of us 🙂 Trying to find an original name is very hard these days, it was driving us nuts to be honest, you obviously need to make sure your name is available on all platforms, so once we found one we stuck with it, haha!
What’s your equipment list?
PC: Alienware Lunar Light M15 R4: (i7-10870H, Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070, 32gb DDR4, 2x Samsung 1tb EVO 970 PRO) Yes this monster laptop runs the stream!
Camera and lens: Sony A6100 / SELP1650 E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E
DJ gear: Pioneer CDJ2000 & DJM800 (Currently saving up for a Pioneer XDJ-XZ)
In the studio we have Virus Ti, JP8080, Nord rack and Novation Supernova 2 hooked up to a Motu Ultralite Mk4, Event 2030 monitors and a Mac Tower.
Where did your musical journey begin?
We have all been into Trance since the early 1990s, all brought up on Technics and playing vinyl baby!
What made you decide to take up DJing?
For me personally (Ryan), my older brother got me into it, I used to sneak into his room when he was out and play with his Technics 1210 MK2 turntables from when I was about 5 years old!
What are some of your interests/hobbies/passions outside of streaming/DJing?
Snowboarding, Whisky, Craft beer, Gaming and of course producing music.
When did you start streaming on Twitch?
Just as Covid was shutting down the world I guess, was so bored so though why not engage with our fan base and spin some tunes for them. I (Ryan) have been streaming now for almost 3 years I think and really enjoy it
Is there anything you really hope to accomplish in your life, whether it be related to music or not?
This is easy, playing Luminosity beach festival mainstage in Holland would be incredible! its like the Mecca of Trance festivals on a beach in Bloemendaal just north of Amsterdam
Who are some of your favourite streamers? Why?
Xijaro & Pitch, D_utch and DarkSin. Saturdays on Brisk’s stream obviously as its a Trance day, haha! Just wholesome tunes with down to earth vibes, can’t beat that!
What is your favourite genre to play? Why?
Easily Classic Trance, nothing better than those nostalgic feels. It definitely takes me to a happy place 🙂
What are some of the most memorable events you’ve participated in or streamed?
We closed Unkonscious Beach festival in Phuket in front of 4000 people, Played on Subculture twice, one of them was to 6000 crowd at the Hordern Pavillion in Sydney and really can’t forget playing in Ibiza! It’s been a wicked journey for us so far
What does Team Brisk mean to you?
Family and community, its a great tool also to tune in to different styles of music
What’s your favourite thing about DJing on Twitch?
Being able to connect with fans and growing a community of likeminded people! Now with the possiblilty of streaming from a Nightclub also its awesome to bring the team along on the road with us!
What is a challenge you’ve faced as a DJ/streamer?
Getting started always the hardest and then finding consistancy to keep going. Consistancy is absolutely key to maintaining your viewers. Staying motivated when the world reopened and viewer numbers are dropping is a difficult one but we do it for the love of music. If your going to have a mix, why not turn your camera on and potentially make some ones day!
Do you have any special projects, streams or events you would like to tell us about?
Our last track Aura is out on FSOE Recordings and was into the top 20 on Beatport! We’ve got a heap of new music coming soon too including a remix for a Mr Ruben de Ronde of ASOT!
Is there anyone you’d like to shout out and/or thank?
Shout out to Brisk really, for the raids and helping us grow our channel.