If house is a nation, I want to be president.
How would you describe your music style, in non-technical terms?
My music style is very diverse. I like to play recognizable remixes with a new flavor. Any song that someone can sing along with or dance to is alright in my book.
How and why did you decide to become a DJ?
I first wanted to become a DJ when I went to a local club and saw a friend of mine playing. The thought of being able to control everyone dancing and control the energy fascinated me. I also watched old videos of turntablism and I was hooked from then.
Tell us a bit about your fans.
Some of the most loyal people out there. Anytime I ever asked for help in contests they would do anything to help me with votes. Always energetic during my sets and just overall a good time.
What are your top 3 influences? Doesn't have to musical.
Fatboy Slim - One of the OG's of house music. Have always loved every set I've ever seen him do and he always looks like he's having the most fun. Very influential just in general for the upcoming of dance music.
Fedde Le Grand - One of the first dance tracks I ever heard was ""Put Your Hands Up For Detroit"" and it instantly changed my life. Didn't really have a good understanding of dance music but then when I heard that it made me do my homework. Had the opportunity to play with him a couple years back and he was just one of the most humble dudes ever. Don't normally see that anymore which was refreshing.
A-Trak - Pretty self explanatory. Coming from a hip hop background myself he's just the man. So much talent and so cool. Never disappoints in his live sets and one of the few left that "really DJ". Been a long time fan.
Honorable Mention - Carl Cox - Just an absolute animal on the decks and the godfather of house music. His sets literally have took me on a trip without even the use of drugs. His mixing is flawless and his track selections are ridiculous.
All-time favorite track(s)?
That's a really tough question. Either "Infinity (Klaas Remix)" - Guru Josh Project (also a guilty pleasure, something about those horns man) or "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" - Fedde Le Grand
What is your favorite festival, why?
Mysteryland USA. In 2015 I won a contest (thank you THUMP) that allowed me to play the festival. This would also be one of my favorite gig experiences ever. I have the opportunity to open for A-Trak, Maceo Plex, Josh Wink, and GTA.
Anything else you'd like to share (optional)?
Stay humble, don't get caught up in the drama, and have fun. People have lost the aspect of DJing and take it too seriously. Go out there, enjoy yourself, and help others enjoy their time.