Naam: Bjorn Hato
In addition to offering dream jobs, we also aim to inspire you as much as possible. Beautiful, positive stories can contribute to your motivation and hopefully, at the very least, bring a smile to your face, upgrading your day. Least we can do! For this reason, we've asked various individuals from the creative industry 10 questions for our latest section, "Wait! What?". As mentioned, we believe that everyone can inspire each other with their story!
We had a fantastic conversation with DJ Hato: a name almost synonymous with the contemporary music scene. Because who doesn't know Hato? With infectious energy for days, he effortlessly sets himself apart from the rest. A bit extravagant, yes, but that's exactly what makes him so unique. It's clear that he's not just a talented DJ but also a real entertainer who understands the power of music. He is a vibrant example of how passion and dedication can come together to push boundaries and win hearts.
And we haven't even talked about the 'HATO's Crate Digging Show' (also known as HCDS). With 2.8 million followers on TikTok, he searches for new music daily that he can use for his DJ sets, remixes, or, as he puts it, 'just have a good jam with.' That means you get to see him react to music as he hears it for the first time. You don't want to miss this! ;-)
What's your morning routine?
Fight the voice in my head that wants me to snooze a bit more haha. And then fix me a bowl of yoghurt with fruit, plan my day, and get it cracking!
What do you do to get inspired?
I like to watch and visit concerts/events!
What are the three things you can’t live without?
Music, sports, friends/family.
What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
I'm pretty calm at home.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Hard work beats talent, if talent doesn't work hard. If you don't sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice.
What’s heavily played on your music playlist right now?
6lack's new album.
What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too scared to do?
Bungeejumping and/or skydiving. I'm not too scared to do it though, just a matter of time :)
What’s the one thing you wish you knew at age 19?
Be yourself and focus on your own journey. Focus on what you CAN control.
What are you most excited about at this time in your life?
The fact that I'm working towards my dreams.
Last but not least: never fly again or never dine out at new restaurants again?
Never dine out at new restaurants again! I dream of doing a world tour someday, and that would be quite challenging if I couldn't fly, haha. Besides, I already have quite a few restaurants on my list. If it means that no more restaurants will be added to it, I could definitely survive that.