Jan 12, 2011 12:00AM

A-Trak's Job Interview

Should we give him a job at Oyster?

Canadian DJ A-Trak was in Australia recently. Did you know that he is still the youngest ever person to win the DMC World DJ Championships? This is him in action in 1997 at the tender age of fifteen:

Here are some other things that you might not know about him:
– He was the first DJ to win all three major DJ competition titles (DMC, ITF and Vestax).
– His older brother David Macklovitch is in Chromeo.
– He was only 22 when Kanye West invited him to be his tour DJ.
– What can't he do? We decided to put him through a job interview for a role in the Oyster editorial team.

Ariane: What experience do you have that qualifies you for this position?
A-Trak: I've been interviewed so many times that I think I would know how to conduct interviews with others now. The hunted becomes the hunter.

I notice that you are changing fields. What skills can you bring to this position from your previous work?
I'm pretty good at typing.

It is common for employers to perform a Google search on potential employees. What is the worst thing about you that we could find on the internet?
You could probably find some pretty bad outfits if you go back to the early 2000s. Sean John all day.

Do you rise to a challenge?
Is that a euphemism?

What are your short- and long-term goals?
Short-term goal is getting through this interview; long-term goal is learning how to juggle with three or more balls or oranges.

Give me an example of a situation in which you solved a problem using lateral thinking.
Did I mention that I speak fluent French?

Hypothetical: Your interview subject goes into anaphylactic shock. What do you do?
Call an ambulance, then tweet.

How comfortable are you with change?
I think I'm very comfortable with change. I adapt; it's part of my job to keep up with the times. What I'm less comfortable with is small change; loose change; you know – like coins. Always weighing down my pockets.

Have you ever been fired from a job?
No. To be fair, I've never had a job. But to answer your question, no.

http://djatrak.com

Ariane Halls

Latest


Kanye West Has Finished 20 New Songs For His Un-Finished New Album

"This album is different. It's like a pair of Timberlands…"


Galliano Joins Margiela As Creative Director

This should be interesting!


Meet The Model: Elena Sartison

Girl in the city.


Meet The Model: Mimi @ Models1

Toto to her sister.


The Gang Goes To Bali

Read our do's/don'ts.


Travel Diary: Justin Tyler Close

A story about a girl named Jeanne.


Oyster Fashion: 'Jump' Shot By Max Doyle

Double dutch (until you drop.)


Baddest B's In The Biz: A Playlist By Anna Lunoe

Feat. Grimes, FKA Twigs and Banks.


Jenny Kee On Living Like A Legend [Her Best Quotes]

She hooked up with John Lennon at 17!


Exclusive Travel Diary: The Adventure Handbook Preview

Ryan Kenny talks us through some of his recent travel photos.


Meet The Model: Sophia @ Chic x FEELTHEFUTURE

Loves an epic fail YouTube compilation.


Clueless' Costume Designer Mona May On Iconic 90s Style [Interview]

Talking 'Fancy', a Romy & Michele's sequel and dressing each Clueless character in 60 outfits.


Mad Max Babe Courtney Eaton Is Your Next Action Hero [Fashion]

Shot by Romain Duquesne for Oyster #105.


Watch: 'One More' from Elliphant and MØ

Geisha hair dos and light-up slides.