The winner of the Hollywood, Florida, Red Bull Thre3Style event talks about the first record he ever purchased, the importance of knowing the crowd and his guilty favorite song.
Name: DJ Konflikt
Years DJing: 13
First album/song you ever bought?
Vinyl vs. Digital?
Best song to get the crowd moving?
Depends on the night, venue, city, day and musical format.
What's the 'Don't Stop Believing' of 2013?
I am not aware of another 'Don't Stop Believing' besides Journey and that song was released October of 1981.
When do you play your ‘Biggest Record’?
I like to stretch my big songs out. I will play a couple big songs in between older ones and when I feel the crowd is ready for the big record I will give it to them.
How important is it to know the regions musical tastes?
Doing research on where you're playing or going to play is imperative to having a successful gig. The more information you have the better you can program the night and keep them moving.
How many records/mp3s do you own?
I don't OWN many, I have purchased FEW and have downloaded MANY.
Wherever I get to touch a turntable and perform for people.
How do you start your set?
'Hello,' Lionel Richie. Not really, but I probably should.
Questlove on the drums, Michael Jackson on the vox, Van Halen on the guitar, and me playing tambourine.
Most annoying song request?
I don't mind any song requests. Whether or not I play them is another story.
What was the riskiest mash up you've ever done?
I can't remember what I did in 2006.
What's your guilty favorite song?
'Levels' by Avicii.
Do you know how to play any instruments?
I can play them all with my turntables.
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