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posted Friday, August 1 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 31
DJ Martini returns to The Cuff
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DJ Martini returns to The Cuff

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

DJ Rob Martini, a Seattle-based deejay scheduled to spin at The Cuff August 8, got his first set of decks in 1997. Martini credits a high school friend (nicknamed Beaver) for introducing him into the house music scene. Aside from that, he's self-taught.

'It was always trial and error,' he told Seattle Gay News. 'I'm always learning.'

DJ Martini is beginning to carve out a role as one of The Cuff's go-to guest DJs and the kicker is - he's a straight ally. In fact, he told SGN that someone's sexual orientation or gender identity doesn't make a difference to him about friendship.

'I met the people who work there and it's not like other places,' he said. 'It feels like a tight knit family and they do it proper. Great sound. Great lighting. Great people.'

Growing up, DJ Martini says he was inspired by what his father listened to - like old funk and the songs that where not always the most popular.

'I've been so inspired by the most random songs and also have gotten inspiration/turned off-ness by the most popular songs,' he said. 'My only answer is all music, and not even music - just sounds and environments and nature. I've always joked about the younger generation and how everyone lives in an iPod world. I refuse to do it. I want to experience the sound around me. How can you react to the world around you if you're always stuck in your own world?'

Believe it or not, DJ Martini says he's never owned an iPod. 'I am an audiophile and mp3s bug me,' he explains. 'Even wav and newer encoded audio doesn't sound anything like records do.'

'Music is EVERYTHING! It's my life,' he said. 'It's what make me happy on a soul level. It keeps me humble and down to earth and excited and positive and always thinking about new projects.'

DJ Martini has worked on AMDEF thanks to Active Entertainment since the beginning. 'When I first tried doing this type of event, I was at Art Institute and I was new to Seattle, but long-story-short they pulled out on a collaboration show and that's when I really connected with Active. I told them my story and they said that is was something they wanted to do, because they knew so many artistic kats, but didn't know how to help them out. That's when AMDEF was born. Helping out all our brethren.'

'I keep putting different styles of music out there because as an artist I am very eclectic,' said Martini. 'I think the new wave is having multiple personas in order to relate to all my different projects.'

DJ Martini says he started in San Antonio and worked at a few clubs in 2000. 'I then joined a band in Colorado and toured with them. I did a few random raves here and there. I arrived in Seattle in 2003. I've been fortunate enough to DJ at a majority of all the bigger clubs and small bars.'

So what makes a good party? 'The people for sure,' says Martini. 'Good music only goes so far. It's all about the vibe and dancing and energy.'

At the end of the day, he says I am here to support all causes and I feel everyone deserves the right to be happy and to have a voice. This is one world and we all need to work together to make this a better place.'

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