From opening for the late DJ AM to being a drummer in a punk band, DJ Cide talks to us after winning Red Bull Thre3Style qualifier in Seattle.
Name: Dj Cide
Years DJing: 14
First album/song you ever bought?
'Night Nurse' 45 by Gregory Issacs.
Vinyl vs. Digital?
The digital format makes wack DJs worse and good DJs better. It allows us to take our skills to a level that is not possible with vinyl. I will always collect records for the rest of my life and I enjoy the nights that I can spin a all vinyl set.
Best song to get the crowd moving?
'Show Me Love' by Robin S.
What's the 'Don't Stop Believing' of 2013?
There are songs that I hope catch on, like 'Panic' by Xuman. But more likely it will be some Pitbull.
When do you play your ‘Don’t Stop Believing’?
Every night is different. You need to know when to drop the big tunes. Usually around 12:30 if I can though.
How important is it to know the regions musical tastes?
You need to know your crowd. When you spin in Arizona versus in Kansas City there is a huge difference in song selection.
How many records/mp3s do you own?
I think i own about 4,000 records mostly 45. As far as mp3s go around 4 hard drives worth, 80,000 or so.
Haze in Vegas always looks so amazing to spin at.
How do you start your set?
I like to start off with upbeat stuff. Disco house and some funk. Gets the mood right.
I had a chance to open for DJ AM a couple times which was an amazing experience.
Most annoying song request?
What was the riskiest mash up you’ve ever done?
I made a bunch of edits to 'Tom's Diner' by Suzanne Vega a while back. I like the tracks but you never know how they will be perceived.
What’s your guilty favorite song?
Most songs from Ace of Base.
Do you know how to play any instruments?
I was the drummer for a punk rock band when i was younger. We were called The Matrix (before the movie).
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