1) ODI how has underground evolved?Watching the scene/community go from raves and clubs to Festivals and worldwide influence has been a trip. When I got into it, early 90s, the cultural foundations were already here, set in place by Disco, early house and hippies. Safe spaces, nightclubs and elder counterculture individuals allowed us to seek safety in spaces that were designed to be homes for Queerfolk, People of Color, and marginalized lifestyles. Where we are now is in many ways a far cry from the foundations that we (ever so naively) thought were going to change the world. Evolution, as an idea is meant to create something better than the original, I don’t exactly believe what we have now Is better, but it is an offshoot.
Capitalism, and the loss of connection between the OG rave generations and the new school of festival kid. During that time when raves changed the old school ravers who were schooled by the old school of club people before them, did not have the opportunity to ensure that the each one teach one mentality, the takes a village concept, was not passed down as anything more than a throwaway buzzword to be remembered only when it was convenient. I can be transparent is saying I respect the PLUR concept but I was never a follower of it the way some other party kids were. Conceptually it is a great and worthy concept just never exactly fit right when I would see the same kids saying PLUR on the weekends in a warehouse someplace, hustling fake drugs and acting like fake thugs during the week. It is important, but for me, it is a reminder of a high point when we saw a perfect world and hoped we could live there for ever. 5) How has recent outspoken racism within the music community effected you as an artist?
9)Who would you like to spin with on the decks in the future that you haven’t? I would love the chance to see Dj Trace again, one of my first influences and a trend setting dj. A.M.C. MONSTER MIXING! Joe Clausell - nobody vibes like this dude. I have been really lucky that I have been able to share the stage with many of my heroes. SO now its more about being a pure fan and buzzing off the vibe! 10)If you could get rid of anything in the music industry what would you get rid of?
Big up https://www.facebook.com/exultrecords?mibextid=LQQJ4d for the support and belief in my creative abilities!!!!!! 14)Will you be creating more scratch content in 2023?