How A Deaf DJ Turns To Tech To Make His Music
Robbie Wilde sees and feels music instead of hearing it.
As part of our Creative Technology series with iQ by Intel, PSFK is interviewing unique artists to gain insights about how they use technology to enhance creativity and push the boundaries of their art.
Robbie Wilde is a deaf DJ. He has been working on his craft for nearly 10 years, and mostly plays ‘open format’ which is an eclectic, difficult combination of different genres. He lost hearing at the age of 7 due to ear infections and is completely deaf in his right ear, while 80% deaf in his left. Now the Starkey Hearing Foundation sponsors a hearing aid in his left ear, and he communicates mostly through reading lips. PSFK spoke with him about his love of music, how he remained resolute despite his disability, and how he uses technology to stand out of the crowd.