Romain Kwiatkowski is one of Fratelli’s regular special guests, being also one of the most sought-after fresh European talents. Romain a.k.a. DJ ROM1 comes from St. Tropez, France, where he started his career 7 years ago.
At his beginnings, he proved his skills in private parties and he quickly signed his first contract with Bar du Port in his home town, Saint-Tropez. Since then he is performing there three nights a week in the summer season.
This opened the way to more contracts with well known venues, such as Papagayo – Saint-Tropez , Plastik Beach – Dubai, Nikki Beach – Saint-Tropez, Felix Club – Berlin, and
the Living Room – Bali.
His success was such, that all these clubs are asking ROM1 for several repeated performances in the same year. 2009 was a turning point in ROM1’s career with the release of his first compilation “KIWI music Vol. 1” in collaboration with the KIWI brand (Saint-Tropez), as well as being a weekly resident DJ at Papagayo.
ROM1 is the resident of Nikki Beach in St.Tropez, one of the most important summer venues in Europe. Young but professionally seasoned, and at ease with all styles of music, ROM1 can design and manage a party that will exceed the expectations of the most demanding customers.
His interview for Fratelli’s blog tells the story of his amazing rise in just a few years, from a bar DJ to a worldwide entertainer!
What are a few things that could define you in one phrase?
Let me think …. My friends used to say that I’m too excited when we go out
When did you started as a DJ? What made you choose this as a career ?
I started DJ-ing 7 years ago in St. Tropez. Nothing made me choose this career, I asked one day to play with the resident in a bar and then they called me and proposed to play on a Friday night alone. And then “BOOM!”, I was the resident DJ every weekend! It just happened!
What is your most amazing experience / peak of your career as a DJ?
The most amazing experience is everything that I’ve been trough in those years. I mean after just one year of residency I started to travel around the world and that was really amazing.
What do you like to do in your free time? Hobbies?
I do a lot of skiing, especially heli-skiing in Canada.
Witch are your favourite top 5 tracks or first five good songs you think about?
Bingo players – Rattle
Michael Calfan – Resurrection
Otto Knows – Million Voices
Asaf Avidan – One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut remix)
Jay Z & Kanye West – Niggas in Paris
With who did you worked in the past and with who do you wanna work?
I would love to meet a guy like Luciano.
I’m sure he is crazy!
Or, why not,… Daft Punk ?
Define your Fratelli experience in few words?
Maybe the best thing that happened to me this year! I love everything about Fratelli, the crowd, the staff, the design of each venue and I am excited about every party!
What is the motto that guides you in your work?
Enjoy the moment but continue to work hard because it may stop at any time!