“I was DJing for about eight years before I started writing any music and that gave me a strong understanding of what works in clubs and what doesn’t, as well as how to structure things and arrangements.
“I’ve had producers say to me in the past that they really struggle with arrangements, but if you’re used to DJing you don’t even have to think about arrangements. Instead you just think, ‘How would this sound if was playing in a club?’
“You have an instinct for whether a part is too long and if people might get bored during it. The arranging side comes naturally if you’ve been a DJ.”