"I am a product of different cultures."

Najib Ben Belgacem, a prominent figure in the music scenes of Cologne and Düsseldorf, is more than just a DJ and party organizer. Renowned for his work with Yasiin Bey and his eclectic musical tastes, Ben's story goes beyond the turntables. In this interview published in German, he shares insights into his diverse background, blending Tunisian heritage with German upbringing, and how it shapes his unique sound. From inheriting olive tree fields to venturing into DIY businesses during the pandemic, Ben's entrepreneurial spirit is as diverse as his music. Reflecting on the evolution of music scenes in Germany and the challenges of racism he faced growing up, Ben's music becomes a canvas for cultural expression and personal growth. Through his journey, he challenges norms, embraces complexity, and creates spaces where musical freedom thrives.