Hailing from Bosnia, Adjin Begovic, a.k.a. Baggi Begovic will return to the Valley on April 11 to play in the Māyā Nightclub. The DJ and producer has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Tiësto, Danny Avila, The Chainsmokers and many more. Baggi recently collaborated with Team Bastian and produced “I Know U,” which will be released April 6 through Tiësto’s Record Label, Musical Freedom. Baggi Beogovic has been around for about 10 years, but the dutch DJ is pumped and all ready for the summer. First stop on his list is at one of the hottest nightclubs in Scottsdale, AZ. It was a pleasure to talk to him about his music, life, and his career and get a better perspective from someone who is still just getting started in the EDM world.
EDM Sauce: How do you feel about your newest collaboration “I Know U?”
Baggi Begovic: I’m really excited about this track. Its my second collaboration with Team Bastian and I can tell you that there is one more on the way. Its been reacting very well in my sets so I’m pumped to bring it to Arizona!
EDM Sauce: What is the main thing you want to achieve when you are at Māyā Day, Scottsdale, Ariz.?
Baggi Begovic: I want to entertain the fans. I want to entertain the gorgeous Maya Beach girls. The Security Guards. The tech guys. The Bartenders. I want everyone to party.
EDM Sauce: Which other countries have you performed in?
Baggi Begovic: I’ve been lucky enough to perform all over the world. Most recently I played some gigs in Mexico which was incredible. The crowd does not hold back there.
EDM Sauce: What was the first event you ever played at?
Baggi Begovic: It all started for me in Rotterdam at some local nightclubs. I was working as a bar back, and I used to use the hours between opening to practice DJing on the club turntables. I come from the era of Vinyl & still have a soft spot for it.
EDM Sauce: How do you see the scene 5 years from now?
Baggi Begovic: I think we’ll see a return to soulful music. I hope we will. I started making Deep House and I have a lot of love for it. Even though my sound has evolved and become more progressive, I’ve always tried to keep some melody and soul in my records. Real instrumentation, funky vocals, that’s what I’m talkin about!
EDM Sauce: What advice would you give to up and coming Dj’s/Producer?
Baggi Begovic: Be resourceful. I moved to the Netherlands at age 15 as a refugee of the Yugoslavian Civil War in the Early 90’s. When I got there, what was left of my family had no money. I found broken turntables people had thrown out into the garbage and fixed them myself to teach myself how to DJ. Point is, do whatever it takes, and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Literally.
EDM Sauce: Are we going to be seeing more of Baggi Beovic at more festivals or nightclubs?
Baggi Begovic: Absolutely. Right now I’m especially excited for EDC New York. That should be a great one.
EDM Sauce: Any new materials in the works?
Baggi Begovic: In the next few months I’ll be releasing a flurry of New Music. I’m working on about five collabs right now with some amazing artists. Stay tuned to my Baggage Claim radio show on Sirius XM Club Life and you will hear some teasers.
EDM Sauce: What’s you favorite track / record / album / mix set of all time?
Baggi Begovic: Ask me after Maya. Hopefully will all have a favorite new mix set by the time the sun rises.
By: Meagen Surowiecki