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Interview with Jillionaire (Mad Decent) + more goodies from the OTS crew



Jillionaire recently sat down with the folks from Keep Albany Boring, check out the interview below:


Jillionaire has over fifteen years of experience and has created a unique sound which mashes indie dance and big room house with the caribbean rhythms of soca and dancehall. He has built up quite the resume that stretches an arms length including joining Major Lazer across the globe on a sold-out tour, curating the first Mad Decent showcase at Camp Bisco X, releasing his fair share of remixes and original tracks and plotting World Domination alongside the likes of Diplo.

To help you get acquainted with the man himself, we took some time to conduct this interview, which is a nice balance of funny and factual. Check it out beneath the cut!

In the game since:

Been in the game for years, it made me an animal. A cuddly koala bear.

What drew you in?

Money, hos and clothes. And all the free fruit and diet coke you get backstage.

Growing up in Trinidad, do you feel as though your approach to DJing will always showcase regional/tropical flavors?

Trinidad DJs are some of the best in the world. They have to play hop-hop & rnb, reggae & dancehall, soca, top 40. You have to be flexible and cater to very diverse tastes.

Given the tropical flavorings of your sets, do you ever find it bittersweet having to adjust to a venue in a suburban city like Albany as opposed to playing in an environment such as carnival or an outside setting? Do you feel as though this music is best suited in its roots of being outdoors/in warm weather or do you hope that the music transports the crowd there?

You just gotta bring the island vibes, mon. I got my coconuts, I got my hammock, I got my lil umbrellas for my pina coladas. But the thing about dancehall and soca is once it comes on everybody is gonna dance.

….to check out the rest of this hilarious interview, head over to Keep Albany Boring now!

And now, for some goodies from on the sly‘s past performers…

Check out this fantastic video of Archie Pelago recording their mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ XM podcast below


and to round it out, a new mix from kuxxanSUM

ASTROCAST24: kuxxan SUUM by Astro Nautico on Mixcloud

There is much more in store for next week’s installment of on the sly w/ Jillionaire, Dre Skull, Dunes + knomad! It’s FREE, so what’s your excuse for missing out? (details here)