DJ Teenwolf Interview
Photo by the wonderful Abey Benga
As the saying goes, “Every dog has its day.” In the case of one particular canine dubbed DJ it’s today. It’s been 8 months since DJ Teenwolf graced the now defunct Snique Peek Thursdays at Arrow with a set of tunes mixed with original projects of his own.
Bravery is a necessary trait to be a DJ. You cant be scared to take risks and explore new worlds. Sadly, the bravery in many DJs translates into arrogance because of inflated egos. But for DJ/ Producer Kevin, DJ Teenwolf, bravery is expressed in a more constructive way. As the producer of way too many projects to name, Teenwolf was never timid about breaking rules and taking music where most wouldn’t dare. As one of the founding members of Ninjasonik he has broke boundaries and continues to do so under many names. I’m ashamed that it has taken me so long to post this interview but as the other saying goes, “Better late than never”…
DJ Justyn Tyme Interview
There are plenty of people we know on a name basis which we don’t take the time to get to know on a deeper level. You don’t know how much a part of cultural history the person next to you has partaken in until you break the ice and delve into that deeper understanding.
In the case of one Justyn Tyme, the ice breaker came in a pair of sneakers and the fact that we’re both DJs. Walking into an interview unprepared, as I try my best not to be, I was surprised to learn that Justin was a part of the first Hip-Hop station in it’s history and a majority of the music programming that influenced me to be a DJ. Namely, MTV; where Justin played a big role in programming. Fast forward 7 years ahead and the man who once DJed with DJ Khaled before his prime broke the break dancer out of a couple of the people in attendance at Snique Peek Thursday. I had a chance to chop it up with Justyn after his set and learned how many sneakers he actually amassed in his closet…
DJ Tiger Interview
Photo by Gabriel Alejandro Arango
In the life of a DJ, there are many indicators in the status of your journey. From the day you unwrap your first record to the day you make a crowd move to your selections. Every DJ reaches the moment where they realize what they’re doing is affecting the world.
For DJ Tiger, DJing has given him the opportunity to visit and share music with a majority of the country by way of touring. Staying in the best hotels and sometimes living room floors, Tiger has played multiple cities as Das EFX and Deuce Ellis’ tour DJ. Coming from the humble beginnings of a kid getting his feet wet playing at a skating rink, the revelations coming from his recent adventures in life have proven to be quite interesting. I caught up with Tiger a couple days after his set at Snique Peek Thursdays and was amazed at his crazy tour stories…
It’s strange, but simple when you think about it. It is a regular occurrence at many multi-cultural parties I’ve attended. A club full of people discussing their frustrations at work and love lives all quickly end their conversations and rush to the dance floor. What was the catalyst that caused this? The culprit is the DJ and the weapon is either a Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton or Cumbia song. Whatever the ratio of Latins at the club, Hector of D’marquesina best explained this phenomenon in a simple sentence in a interview with NocheLatina.com. “Latin beats have always been made for dancing.”
D’marquesina is a Puerto Rican DJ duo comprised of Hector Arce-Espasas and Glorimarta “Glori” Linares. The two have been setting dance floors ablaze with the most dance-friendly Latin tunes of the past as well as their self produced remixes of the popular songs of today. Last week at Arrow D’marquesina did just that. Currently, Glori is in her tropical homeland, while Hector is holding down the fort in the concrete jungle. I got a chance to talk to Hector of D’marquesina after his set at Snique Peek Thursday at Arrow and found out that “marquesina,” or Garage, isn’t just a place where you park your car and store dusty boxes…
Disco Llama Interview
At a time when the DJ/ Producer thrives, many have been finding their place in remixing those dusty records in the back of their crates that many people have forgotten about. Before the emergence of the metal and punk movement of the early 80s and after the funk and soul movement of the late 60s, disco rained supreme.
DJs have been coming together for quite some time reworking gems of the past into the housey dance floor anthems of today. Most recently a DJ duo by the name of Disco Llama based in NYC did just that. Disco Llama is comprised of DMC Online Battle finalist DJ Anubus and Producer/DJ Mike Device. These gentlemen have been friends since the old country; Vermont to be exact. They stopped by Snique Peek Thursdays at Arrow to play their first ever set as Disco Llama as well as debut tracks off their upcoming EP. I took some time to interview the fellas and find out why in the entire animal kingdom they decided to disco up the llama.