After being interested in all sorts of music since a very young age, Ilija Djokovic soon realized that electronic music was where his heart is truly at.
As an artist whose profile has rapidly expanded from Serbia’s techno realm, Ilija Djokovic has earned support from the likes of Adam Beyer, Tale Of Us, John Digweed, Pan-Pot and lots more since delving into DJing and production in 2010. Releases on Filth on Acid, Terminal M or Tronic have undoubtedly boosted his credibility and booking schedule in the last number of months, earning him the status as a sure one to watch over the coming years.
Djokovic has worked with some of the most notable names on the scene with the likes of Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Solomun, Pan-Pot, Stephan Bodzin and Loco Dice among others.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hello there! I’m very well these days, thanks. I started the day with a gym session, then straight to my bedroom studio to work on something really special. Also, preparing the music for the gigs in Malta and Berlin as well. It’s all about the music!
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
My latest release, wow! It is released on one of my favorite labels at the moment – Filth on Acid. As many of you already know, we reached number 1 with the track Atom on Beatport’s techno chart. The track is still flying high (#4) after more than one month from the release day. All the tracks charted really well, I couldn’t ask for more really J
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
I think it’s the release on Sasha Carassi’s label – Phobiq. A breakthrough EP.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
I would keep that as a secret, but something really BIG is coming to your way soon!
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience. What is your favourite city or country and why?
My favorite city is Amsterdam, without any doubt. I love it from my very first visit, it’s a beautiful city with unique infrastructure and I would love to live there one day.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Well, every country or the city has its own unique energy and vibe. But, I would love to mention the clubs like De Marktkantine in Amsterdam and EGG in London or Ambasada Gaviolli in Slovenia. I felt a strong connection with the crowd there and that is the most important thing to me as a DJ. Also, my people from Serbia knows how to party too.
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Wehbba – Third Wave
Victor Ruiz – Berlin Beauty
Keith Carnal – Wonderful State
Reset Robot – Is This A Big World?
SRVD – The Yard Man
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
DJ Hell, Italo Brutalo – People Under The Age
Len Faki, Roman Poncet – Asua
Christopher Kah – Heatwaves
Gardens of Dream – Red Is The Colour
Ilija Djokovic – Nebula
Reset Robot – FX Clave
SRVD – The Yard Man
Oliver Lied – Violet Sky
Wehbba, DJ Deeon – We Have Bass
Marc Romboy – Moonface (Mathame Remix)
Undercatt – Nexus
FJAAK – Version 188.8.131.52