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DJ EviL J


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Yo, my name is DJ EviL J. I am a DJ/Producer and part owner of GRINDHAUS Records based out of Mississippi & Louisiana here in the southeastern United States and im a resident DJ and show host at www.gremlinradio.com. I've been a DJ since 2001, before that i did guitar and vocals in a number of Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Punk & Metal bands through out Jr High all the way up into College. Growing frustrated with the bureaucracy of being in a band led me to decide to give DJing a try. My roots are in Breakbeat but i also produce Drum & Bass.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


My earliest influences mostly originated out of the Miami Bass scene, back then I was way too young to understand what electronic music was but I did know that I loved bass! For me it started with groups like Megatron, 2 Live Crew, Magic Mike, Debonaire, Dynamix II ect.. It was that influence that sort of paved the way for me to become a Breaks DJ. Now my first introduction to the electronic/rave scene, at first I was more into electro and uk house because I didn't really care for a lot of the acid breaks of that time, but then the Florida Breaks scene was coming up and that's how my influences have changed or changed me I should say, all the bottom heavy kick drums and crisp snares, it felt alot like the Miami Bass I grew up on and I loved it!! But over time even Florida Breaks would sometimes get old and i would look for new sounds and artist to listen to and i found it in the DJ scene out of Lafayette Louisiana and the surrounding areas. DJs like Johnny CaGe, DJ Trashy, DJ TEKK, DJ Srub, these guys along with artist like Deekline, Jackal & Hyde, Icey, DJ Fixx and new cats like Dustin Dynasty Nelson & JDouble.. These artist and influencing me these days, no doubt!


What´s new right now?


As far as whats new, I have my 7th release coming up soon, its a track called "You Got Served" coming soon on GRINDHAUS Records, you can hear a clip of this track on my soundcloud profile at www.soundcloud.com/evil-j-4. Also I recently did a remix for Kaleidoscope Music's 100th digital release, a remix of one of my all time favorite tracks "The Filter Freaks [Huda Hudia & DJ Fixx]- Technology" which is out now, Also did a Drum & Bass remix of G$Montana & NeuroziZ- Take My Hand on Gigabeat Records, more info TBA, and in the works doing another D&B remix for L.E.F. (Low End Frequency) a real dope couple of guys out of Denver Colorado who i'm really diggin these days, if you haven't heard of them check'm out, they have a couple of releases on Juice Recordings. You can also hear me live in the mix on my weekly radio show "The iLL-Billy Breakbeat Movement Radio Show w/ DJ EviL J" every tuesday from 4p-6p Central Standard Time US, and that's only at www.gremlinradio.com go check'm out its a 24 hour internet radio station devoted to Breakbeat and Bass Music and there's a ton of talented dope DJ's with their own radio shows!! Be sure to check me out & follow me on the web @ www.mixcloud.com/DJ-EviL-J * www.hearthis.at/djevilj * www.facebook.com/DJEviLJ * www.soundcloud.com/evil-j-4 * Also I'd like to thank some of the people who have helped me get to the point im at today, Big Ups & MUCH LOVE to my business partner and friend DJ TEKK, you gave me a chance and that's all it took brother!! Much Love and Most RESPECT to JB Thomas and The Monkey Tennis Group, Much love to Linda B @ ALL FM 96.9 your the best!! And to all my Gremlin Radio Brothers, Keep Rockin!!! And most of all to the fans, you guys are the most important, thanks for all the love and support over the past few years, you are the only reason we get to do what we do!!

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Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?



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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?



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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?



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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?



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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?



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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?



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How do you personally discover new music?



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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?



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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?



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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.soundcloud.com/evil-j-4

http://www.facebook.com/DJEviLJ

http://www.mixcloud.com/DJ-EviL-J

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