Jimmy the citizen of the world

Jimmy the citizen of the world

Born in Belgium, raised in the States, living in Spain and moving to Germany – house DJ Jimmy Van M is also dropping by Dubai for the DXB Beach Festival on Friday

By Adam Zacharias (adam@khaleejtimes.com)

Published: Thu 29 Sep 2011, 12:10 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:19 AM

On his international living arrangements…

I’m living in Madrid, I lived in New York before, then I moved to Spain seven years ago. It’s a cool place – at first I went to Barcelona. I really like the people and the way of life in Spain, plus Madrid’s a good hub.

On his Frankfurt plans…

I’m moving to Frankfurt, so I’ll be there part-time and here in Madrid part-time. I’m collaborating with another producer there called Oliver Lieb; we’ve got a studio set up and there’s a cool vibe. I’ve known Oliver for 15 years and I’ve always been a big fan of his – he’s a great producer and engineer. I think I’ll learn quite a bit from him.

On his lung-busting ambition…

Outside of DJing, I’ve been keeping healthy. It’s difficult when you’re travelling, but I have this ambition to compete in a triathlon. I’ve slowly been gearing up for that, but it’s really hard work when you’re travelling. I’ve been to South America, Europe and Asia in the last three weeks. The first half of the trip was easy, but after that it became hard to keep on top of everything.

On the world’s biggest dance music fanatics…

Argentina has always been on top of the game. Cordoba’s especially was fantastic. And I just played in Seoul as well – it’s really good, it’s absolutely going off!

Event Details

What: The DXB Beach Festival 2011

Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis Hotel, The Palm Jumeirah Dubai

When: Friday, September 30, 2pm to 3am

Cost: Dhs350 general, Dhs500 Gold VIP, Dhs950 Platinum VIP

Tickets: Available from www.timeouttickets.com, www.platinumlist.ae, www.virginmegastore.me, all Virgin Megastores and selected EPPCO & ENOC petrol stations

For more info: Go to www.dxbfestival.ae

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