Christian James, Architecture
When did you start playing music?
Started buying records in the mid-90’s but I didn’t start playing out until around 1998.
What inspires you?
Anything that’s got soul.
What kinds of music do you most enjoy?
Techno and House music for sure, but I listen to a lot of old New York-style hip hop and jazz
Favorite performance moment:
There are far too many to pick just one. Big ones that stand out in my mind are a party in 1999 in Iowa at Waterloo Civic Center where I played to about 1200 people. Another would have to be at a Furthur Festival in Wisconsin playing in the morning when the sun was coming up and it was raining.
Song that you trust to get the crowd dancing:
Den Ishu- “High You Gunna Feel”
Favorite event to play in Minneapolis and why:
Communion Sundays. It’s outside, it’s bangin, always a killer vibe, great people and it’s the collaboration of Centrific and I that make it happen the way it does. It’s our thing.
Most memorable artist you have seen here and why:
Prince – Seeing him in his hometown, on his turf, and his stage presence… hard to describe unless you’ve seen him play.
Local musicians you admire:
My crew at HUSH (DVS1 and Ghetto aka Daniel Paul) and Intellephunk (Centrific)
Messy kitchen and bathrooms….Drives me nuts!
Drinking juice and buying records.
How you deal with Minnesota winters:
Two words… Long Underwear.
Random fact about you:
I love funny pictures/videos of cats.
Intellephunk Party at Desseo next to Sound Bar with the famous Dan Bell!!!!
Intellephunk presents: Dan Bell, Halloween night at Desseo, 400 3rd Ave. N, in downtown Minneapolis 10pm- 2am
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Photo: Christian James with DVS1 and Ghetto aka Daniel Paul, provided by artist