Introduce yourself? Hometown? Where do you currently reside? 1 fun fact about yourself
Hi! I’m Stephen. Coming up on 6 years in Brooklyn. I’m from Memphis and did a lot of growing up in Denver. I played the flute for ~8 years until I graduated high school.
Earliest musical memory?
My dad taking me to out to a coffee shop in Memphis on Saturday nights when I was like 6y/o, there was always a DJ playing weird acid jazz & lounge CDs and I didn’t really understand it but I loved it
If you could place a dj booth anywhere in the world… where would it be & what would you play?
On a warm beach so I can play all my weird balearic records that are just collecting dust bc no one wants to hear that shit in Bushwick.
Favorite decade for music and why?
I love right now because it’s just getting more and more accessible for everyone!
Favorite collective/scene at the moment?
Always had a lot of love for the Spectrum people. Sublimate throws great parties – SmangTWOsia! Also shout-outs to the Unter and Discwoman fams and obvs Bossa Nova!
Listen to 11:11 in your mix… what color do you see?
The concentric pastel rings inside a gobstopper 😉
Favorite movie rave scene?
Technically it’s TV but I love the Super Hans NYE party from Peep Show. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TlwsjGB32c
I love how you can hear the party and their reactions to it but never actually see the party.
How do you hydrate at a gig?
I try to hydrate throughout the day beforehand so I can just drink beer while I play
Bjørne Torske and LNS
Let’s play a pipipi game… I give you a color and you give me a track
Advice to beginning dj’s?
Tap your toes & watch the levels 🙂
Secret weapon track?
Gene Farris – Bonus Beats (The One)
DJ Pet Peeves?
Playing an absurdly long ambient intro when the party is half-packed and people are ready to dance.
Where do you want to be flown out to play in the future?
Mexico City would be a dream, but I’ll play literally anywhere. I never get a chance to leave the city. Please book me
Most underrated artist at the moment?
towLie is super sick. Also Olive T is on her way to big things
What would you like to see in the future for the dance community?
Stricter real estate regulations so there can be more accessible places to [live and] dance, & more money for artists and workers rather than the investors!
Best track for getting down ;)?
Favorite late night snack?
A focaccia bread sandwich that you’ve been waiting to eat *all day * and when you finally get to it, the bread has soaked up all the oils and become the absolute perfect texture.
Where do you see your rave self 30 years from now?
Hopefully will have started a commune with some other Djs at that point, where we’ll have grapevines and grow weed and throw wild hootinannies for our friends once in a while.