Introduce yourself? Pronouns? Where do you currently reside?
Hi, james k, she/they, ridgewood, NY
What sound would you listen to… if it was the only thing you could listen to 24/7?
Describe your favorite aisle in the grocery store?
Not exactly an isle, more of an area with the fresh fruits and veggies.
Last track you would want to hear before landing while on a plane?
I feel like generally any of the music they play on planes while you’re waiting, is the last track I would ever want to be subjected to listening to.
Favorite DJ mixing trick?
Finding great tracks :}
What beverage would you pick to represent the way you DJ?
How do you avoid burnout?
Enjoy the process, let your pace be flexible. Also, sleep, eat, exercise, take breaks- basics.
Best gig of your life so far?
I love playing house parties or anything that feels more intimate and loose. I used to live in a warehouse near the navy yard in 2012 and we would throw really lit parties, one time the floor caved in and 6 firetrucks raided the party. No one was hurt! that was pretty memorable.
Earliest musical childhood memory?
Singing the a b c’s and the barney theme at my aunt’s wedding when I was 4.
Let’s play a pi pi pi game… I give you a situation & you give me a track
Pink ascending endless staircase
This song kinda reminds me of icy tower, a game i used to play, which is kind of the visual described
Tall escalator on slowly going down into an aquarium
Elevator with your childhood crush
(my middle school bf made me a sp mixtape)
Snippet from your favorite lyrics?
‘I don’t know what’s going on, I’m sorry I can’t make it out, hello? Hello? Am I dreaming or is it a show?’ – MEG (Yasutaka Nakata Remix)
Weirdest dream about music?
This freaky one comes to mind – Wrote a song about richard branson and sang it to him in a very foggy, steamy bathroom while he was in the shower, which was in the middle of a very large warehouse party. I wrote a song about this song/dream, which I will probably never release.
What is your favorite party/collective where you reside and why?
Truly no favorites, lots of people doing great things atm! But will shout out to CNC, had a lot of fun playing with them over the years.
If you could transfer all your knowledge from what you do now into something completely different, what would it be and why?
Sugar glider trainer
What is your most recent favorite DJ mix and why?
OK williams’ nowadays nonstop thawed me out of a winter ice block
Track that makes you think about being alone..
Any advice to upcoming DJs/producers?
Listen. Dig deep. Trends don’t last, so define yourself by what you love, and share that with people.
Favorite texture and why?
Soft touch finish (laminate) they use on some book covers. It’s relaxing.
What would you like to see in the future for the dance community?
More support to diy spaces, independent bookings,intention, care, respect, love.