Keep your feet on the ground and reach for the stars

By: Amanda Sandström Beijer

Photos: Shanélle de Melo

Fjaak at Factory Berlin

Humbleness, a good laugh and a joint may be the recipe for success, at least for the DJ duo Fjaak who are letting you know that if you keep doing you and stay focused, nothing will stop you.

Meeting with Felix and Aaron is as energizing and fun as their sets. Although their personalities are quite the opposite of one another, none of them stresses the presence. Instead, it comes natural to them to have as fun as possible all the time. It’s obvious from the start that they do everything with 100 percent involvement, and it’s not hard to see why they are a continuously growing hype that never bursts.

The duo has a busy schedule, as they are producing more music now than ever before. This includes collaborations with Honey Dijon as well as Miss Kittin. As we’re walking around the space of The Factory building, their minds are definitely not shut down, quite the opposite, and serious topics alternate with jokes and funny stories.

Fjaak at Factory Berlin

How would you describe each other?

Aaron: Felix is a very energetic, talkative and euphoric guy who has a huge passion for music, plants & nature. He’s a herd animal, doesn't really like to be alone, always loves to have someone around, as long as the situation allows it.

Felix: Aaron is a very sensitive music addict, looking for harmony and fairness in everything he approaches in this world. He can be very quiet when he wants to be but is also able to channel his inner party animal at the rave.

What was your biggest struggles as DJ’s before being able to live on your music?

In the very beginning it’s hard to get recognized as an artist and also to envision yourself as an artist. You might have people around you - including your friends and family - telling you that you are wasting your time and you might even question your own way of life. And often it may appear to be even worse than what people told you. But in the end if you give your best and believe in it you will succeed at some point because passion is not for sale. Hold on to your dreams and passions and never let them down. Because if you let them go, you