How would you describe your music style, in non-technical terms?
I'm at a strong proponent of the New York underground scene combining groovy basslines with catchy melodies allowing those at the venue to dance until the sunrise and beyond. House music with simple basslines and up tempo tech house. Music that makes you want to groove.
How and why did you decide to become a DJ?
I love music and making people dance. The rush I get when I'm on stage is like no other.
Tell us a bit about your fans.
My fans are what keep me going, and make me work as hard as I can.
What are your top 3 influences? Doesn't have to musical.
Maceo Plex - his style is energetic and carries such a strong vibe.
Lee Burridge - whenever listening to one of his sets I am immediately transported a place I would describe as dreamy (which is probably why his label is called All Day I Dream).
Any guilty pleasure(s)?
Kosher Dill Pickles.
All-time favorite track(s)?
Solitary Daze - Maceo Plex & Gabriel Ananda
What is your favorite festival, why?
Burning Man. Expression and creativity runs wild.
Funniest/weirdest thing that ever happened during a gig?
I was Djing at Southside NYC for my birthday party, and my friends got me a birthday cake...as friends do. That birthday cake was in the shape of a penis. An hour into the set, the birthday cake came out with candles and all, and then was shoved into my face. I struggled to keep the music playing while wiping the frosting from my eyes. In the end, I played straight for another 3 hours.
What advice do you have for someone looking to book a DJ? Other than "book me!" ;)
Go with what you feel is best to play. You can take suggestions from people but in the end you have to go with what you feel is best (in terms of song selection and vibe).