DJ Rafik

DJ Rafik

A week ago I had the pleasure of shooting DJ Rafik for the second time this year. I first shot him at the Red Bull Distortion street party and was highly impressed by his set, but clearly I had seen and heard nothing yet. Rafik is a 6 time World DJ champion and at the Red Bull Music Academy Vanguard festival afterparty there was room on stage for his gear and epic skills as a turntablist, musician and producer. We all stood around mesmerized by the impossibly fast yet seemingly effortless mixing, scratching, cutting and editing. The beats were groovy, the performance was jaw-dropping. At times it appears the hands were moving faster than the eye can follow as tunes and beats were cut up, juggled and re-composed. It was one hour of wizardry by this German magician, fortunately I managed to pick my jaw off the floor and shoot a few pictures.

My images only tell part of the story, to really see DJ Rafik in action, watch him performing in this video. I hope to work with DJ Rafik again soon, if you get a chance then do go see and hear him, it is truly special.

The magicians toolbox

The magicians toolbox

DJ Rafik and the MC of the night, legendary Lord Finesse

DJ Rafik and the MC of the night, legendary Lord Finesse

All eyes on DJ Rafik

All eyes on DJ Rafik

 

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2 thoughts on “DJ Rafik – Magician at work

  1. Flemming W 3 years ago

    Elsker den blå farve og intro billedet.

    Har selv lige været på ferie i det græske, og her er den store ‘dille’ netop det blå lys, men på et hotelværelse giver det lidt andre associationer – måske det bare er mig! 🙂

    Det nye layout er rigtig fedt og dine billeder bliver præsenteret flot.