How long have you been DJing for?
How did you get your start DJing?
I loved hip-hop so much, I just had to get turntables and DJ like the DJs I had seen in videos.
What was your first gig like?
My first time in front of a crowd was amazing. The show had Kool Keith, DJs Craze, Klever, Mel, and Baby-G. I basically just scratched while my buddy DJ NVS mixed records.
Who/what are some of your biggest influences musical or otherwise?
Z Trip, Mr. Dibbs, Kon and Amir, DJ Marvel, and Good Music
Which DJs do you follow? Do you have a favorite?
I follow a lot of DJs from my Bum Squad DJz crew, and a lot of traveling DJs that I have crossed paths with. But I can't say that I have a favorite.
What's your favorite genre of music, both to play and to listen to?
Hip-hop will always be my favorite music to play and to listen to.
How do you decide what songs you're going to play?
I like to read the crowd and figure what they might want to hear. On the fly decisions are my favorite.
How much preparation goes into putting a set together?
I don't like to put sets together much, because if you get a few songs into a set, and no one is digging it, you're screwed.
What are your main objectives when it comes to playing music? (Are you looking to entertain the crowd, educate them, or something different altogether?)
I want to the crowd to chant me on like I am their musical Jesus. Jokes! I want to make sure the crowd leaves thinking they were at the best party ever, while educating them a little at the same time.
What can someone expect when they come to see/hear you play?
A mix of anything I can think of, and some dance party USA.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use two turntables, a mixer, a laptop and Serato Scratch Live.
Requests. Love em or hate em?
I don't mind them. I will either get to them or I won't, and the nicer you are, the more likely I am to play it.
If you could play a gig anywhere, with any other DJ/music act, whom would you play with and where would it be?
Anywhere with a great crowd. I'd love to play with Stevie Wonder or any of the DJs I mentioned.
When/where will you be playing next?
I play at Kenichi on Saturdays and Pour House in Fort Worth on rotating Thursdays.
What can Dallas expect to see from you in 2011?
More traveling, more mixes, and fun parties.
1. Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances
2. Jay Z - Dirt Off Your Shoulder
3. Aprodite - Ganja Man
4. Natural Born Chillers - Rock the Funky Beat
5. Ray Cash - Bumpin my Music
6. M.I.A. - Paper Planes
7. Weezer - Beverly Hills
8. Metallica - Sad But True
9. Dorrough - Ice Cream Paint Job
10. Jim Jones - We Fly High
11. Harold Faltmyer - Axel F
12. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
13. C & C Music Factory - Everybody Dance Now (DJ Fresh One Edit)
14. Common - Universal Mind Control
15. Daft Punk - Around the World
16. Chromeo - Night by Night
17. Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says (Discotech Edit)
18. DJ Mad - Put Your Drinks Up
19. LMFAO - Shots (DummeJungs edit)
20. K-Swift - Hands up Thumbs Down Loop
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