Yoo, what's good mon? Can you describe your mix for me? Hard and dark, the kind of techno I like to hear when I go out.
You're originally from Atlanta, did you begin DJing here or after you moved to Chicago? How did you start out? Well I was born in Chicago and moved to GA right before 9th grade and I learned a few things before leaving but honed my skills here, in chicago. I started out attending a lot of underground techno functions and became infatuated with the local scene. I could always hear the music in my head after, so i began producing with some homies. Then me and my homie Amanda(Hotpiss) moved in together and would practice mixing in our kitchen for hours and host afters frequently and eventually started playing a lot of gigs.
How would you describe the scene there? Where do you like to go to, where do you like to play at? The scene here is constantly changing. Over the years a lot of people have come and gone while some stay so, things are different at times, but there is always a core group of people making shit happen. It is a big ass city tho so there are multiple music scenes even within similar genres that don't really overlap. There's an older crew that really brings in the big names as far as techno goes, those raves are the best in my opinion but are expensive and happen every once and awhile. Then you have us younger people who still throw things more frequently such as local nights, and DIY shows and raves. Then you got a bunch of other scenes doing stuff I don't even know about. I like to go to all the homies nights at places like Dannys, Smartbar, Berlin, Ziploc, and wherever else I'm forgetting. My favorite places to play are pretty much the same, Smartbar most off all because the sound system is amazing. I also love playing away from home, making people dance that I don't know feels tight.
What DJs are you psyched on? Shiiiiiiiiiiiit I gotta say Makeen, MissTwink USA, Hotpiss, Tantrum, Altvr, Kona FM, Obe, Thoom, PadFut, Cid Ikarus, Beau Wanzer, Kobe Dupree, Jeremy Alvarez, Club Politix, Kevin Scutchfeild, Will, Itsi, Ariel Zetina, David Mother Fucking Davis, Jeremiah Meece, Milla Rage, Leesh, Please, CompsureSquad, David Ashley, SeenMR, Dj Rat, Julian Andreas, Dj Speedsick, Dj Sledgehammer, Skrewface, Dalibor Cruz, MuddMan, Remco Beekwilder, Parallx, Rondell Adams, Cryym, Zaida, Anonima, Akua, Isabella, Kevin Stacey, Divine Interface, You, my mom and any others I'm forgetting
If you had to play 5 songs right now, what would they be? 1. Dj Boss- 1st rendered 2. Acronym- The Permafrost melt 3. Sanford Clark- Its nothing to me 4. Marion Maerz- wie sol es weitergehen 5. Lil Gin- Strapped at all times