Source: The New PaperThe 31-year-old told The New Paper: "It's good when I can educate these young minds and expose them more to DJ-ing, and teach them to follow their passion."He said: "Some students might have felt lost in their lives, and it's great to tell them that they can still find something they love to do now."As one of the pioneers of the local music scene, Liu, who started DJ-ing in 2001 and won the coveted title in the annual renowned DJ competition Singapore DMC Champion in 2003, hopes that more can be done to promote local talents to boost the music industry in Singapore.RENOWNED local hip-hop turntablist Wayne Liu, aka DJ KoFlow, has performed for thousand-strong crowds all over the world, but he finds teaching DJ workshops to local secondary school and ITE students most fulfilling.The 31-year-old told The New Paper: "It's good when I can educate these young minds and expose them more to DJ-ing, and teach them to follow their passion."He said: "Some students might have felt lost in their lives and it's great to tell them that they can still find something they love to do now."As one of the pioneers of the local DJ scene, Liu, who started DJ-ing in 2000 and won the coveted title in the DJ competition Singapore DMC Champion in 2003, hopes that more can be done to, promote local talent to boost the music industry in Singapore.He laments the lack of free performing space such as a warehouse where musicians can get together to jam and where music lovers can hang out regularly.He said: "It would be great to have a cultural venue which hosts gigs regularly and everyone can gather there to engage themselves in live local music for free."Besides teaching at local schools every other month, the busy producer-DJ is also promoting local musicians on an international stage. South By SouthwestIn March, he went to the US as a tour DJ with home-grown rapper Kevin Lester to perform at the South By Southwest Conferences & Festivals."In the context of hip hop, a rapper without a DJ is like a car without a driver. Hence, I agreed to go on tour, to better represent our country on the world stage," he said."The experience was great, we were well received and the respect given to us was great encouragement."Last month, he took part in the eighth annual Music Matters live festival, supporting well-known Canadian rapper Famous on stage in Singapore."Music Matters was a great chance for many artists to showcase their upcoming albums and network with other artists around the world, which may lead to new music collaborations."Performing in front of my home crowd, and letting them know me better is definitely a big part of why I got involved," said Liu, who studied at Bartley Secondary School.He started his DJ career after watching a skateboard video and was intrigued by DJs scratching on turntables in it.In the coming months, Liu will head to Australia for a solo tour and travel the region as a DJ for the Red Bull BC One Southeast Asia b-boy dance competition.Tonight, he will perform a 45-minute gig with Singapore's first Chinese rap-rock-hip-hop band Chou Pi Jiang at Switch by Timbre at 8pm.Even though he has travelled all over the world to perform, Singapore is still the place he calls home.He said: "This is where I grew up. Even when I am not DJ-ing, people recognise me, be it friends from my secondary school or friends of friends. It's a place where people are warm and belong to a close community and I feel at home here."What qualities do you have that make you Singaporean?Mum give birth to me in KK Hospital, I went to a neighbourhood school, did army, speak my Singlish, and most importantly, I have my Singaporean accent.How would you describe Singapore to a stranger?We are a very unique country. There is nowhere else in the world which is a carbon copy of us. We have a one-of-a-kind architecture and a very cosmopolitan society. Not, only is the weather in the country warm, our people are very warm as well.What are the little quirks you see in Singapore every day?Singlish humour.What food do you miss most when you are overseas?Salted egg crab!Your favourite Singlish phrases or words?Alamak.