First off, we can’t thank you enough for getting involved with the Live Twitter Q&A with Shiftee last week! Things got seriously out of control! So much so, in fact, that our man Shiftee actually exceeded his daily tweeting limit. In ONE HOUR!
For the next few weeks we’ll be letting YOU ask our producers and DJ’s anything you want. You can ask them how they produced their latest track, which artists they dig right now or what their favorite sandwich filling is! It can be as deep or as silly as you like.
Each Q&A will last for one hour only and it’s your chance to get an insight into the inner workings of the Seclusiasis crew and how their minds work. Last week saw our boy DJ Shiftee take the hot seat, answering questions on everything from his label Hot Mom USA with Rx to his favorite touring equipment and something about James Bond cars filled with jello?!! It was super silly and super fun!
For those of you who missed it we thought we’d post up the results so you can feel bad and get involved with the next one with the first lady of Street Bass, Suzi Analog who features on Dev79‘s hottest track of the moment “Black Hoodie” – more on that soon!
fav kind of dog. fav kind of sandwich. fav song to play 4 girls. if u could meet a dead person, who would it be? fav drink?
1) hot dog 2) reuben combo from katz’s deli, nyc 3) anything with trina 4) richard pryor 5) cucumber is a must
dude you’re like 2 minutes early. this is anarchy!
are you currently using the F1 in your tour stops
it depends on the gig, sometimes. I’m still working out a few things with it for general use
with the rise of DJ software, is turntablism becoming a thing of the past?
it’s still alive and well, it’s just smaller. I hope with all these gizmos physicals skills are going to comeback
like bell bottoms
what inspired you to start dj’ing?
love of hip hop music and I can’t rap
what is your current live DJ setup right now.
traktor + turntables + rane or pioneer mixer + maschine + shure m447 needles + elephant hat
What would be your dream pimpwagon?
maybe like a retro james bond car. or since it’s a dream it’s filled with ice cream and we drive through jello
but really i hate driving, so my dream pimpwagon would be really comfortable sneakers filled with thorlo socks
Who’s the best person you’ve collab’d with?
i once collabed with ghandi. he’s def the best person i’ve collabed with
serious answer: this @mostlyrobot project I just started w/ Jeremy Ellis, Jamie Lidell, Mr. Jimmy, and Tim exile is amazing
Which turntables would you recommend a beginner to buy?
if you can afford it: technics 1200/1210s. otherwise numark or stanton should be fine if your using digital
Grime or Trap
when does your Math degree come in handy?
when i try to impress babes. also on my dj bio. also calculating a tip.
if guns don’t kill ppl, ppl kill ppl.. Does that mean toasters don’t toast toast, toast toast toast?
toast toast toast. toast toast toast.
what does #streetbass mean to you?
merging the worlds of hip hop and uk bass. bass but keepin it gully
What’s the maximum airspeed of a swallow?
is that african or european swallow?
Er… ARRHHHH! *head explodes*
First off its really important that I congratulate you on all your success. I have learned a lot from you, your a genius and your style is fucking phenomenal! As a learning turntablist what advice could you offer for success?
practice like crazy, practice more than you think you should, practice more than everyone else