Major(s): Liberal Arts
When did you start performing?
I started performing in 2004. I started making beats in 2000.
Describe what you do.
I am a DJ and producer. I mostly work with a rapper named Sean Anonymous. At our shows I play the music and do backup vocals. Sean raps. We perform in Minneapolis and around the country.
What inspires you?
I am most inspired by my friends and fellow artists, a lot of whom fall into both categories.
Who in the music industry do you admire?
I admire the behind the scenes people such as stage managers, recording engineers, and sound technicians. Without them, I can’t do my job.
Why do you play music?
I really enjoy it and people seem to like what I do. It’s also a good way for me to opt out of the rat race. I’m not really a day job type of person.
Favorite performance moment ( of yours or another artist):
My favorite performance so far was the first time I got to play in the main room at First Avenue.
What do you like about the Minneapolis music scene?
I like that there’s always something new and exciting happening.
Other local artists you enjoy:
Haphduzn & Dimitry Killstorm, GRRL Party, Greg Grease, Doomtree, Toki Wright, Ill 3, Prof, Rapper Hooks, and Big Cats to name a few. I could go on…
How do you feel about “top 40” music?
A few good songs mixed in with a bunch of garbage.
What song did you listen to last (don’t lie!):
It was a song I’m releasing a music video for next week. It’s called “Bouncing.”
What do you hope to accomplish with your schooling at MCTC?
I plan on finishing my degree and moving on to work on my Bachelor’s Degree.
Totally random fact about you:
I lived in Iceland for a year when I was a kid.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Grocery store sushi.
When and where are your upcoming performances?
The next two shows are Chicago and Madison on the 10th &11th of October.
Do you have a calendar or link to an artist page?
Do you have any recordings or videos online?
Here’s a link to a video that Sean Anonymous and I put out last year.
Below is a link to DJ Name’s music video which debuted Wednesday Sept. 11 called “Bouncin”