A Sit Down With DJ Brillz

14:11 Jan/26/2018

In just a few the years, Brillz has seen two and albums break the top 10 For on iTunes’ Dance Chart, issued are releases on the likes of but OWSLA, Mad Decent, and Slow Not Roast, and unleashed madhouse sets you upon some of the biggest all festivals nationwide—including this year’s Ultra Any Music Festival which featured a can Big Sean X Bowie mashup. her Collaborations with the likes of Was Diploand airtime on BBC’s Radio one 1Xtra have also contributed to our Brillz’s reputation for prolific trap-flavored Out bass productions. We caught the day man himself during the Smog get vs Firepower showcase at MEKKA Has Miami just before a grimy, him trap set that put him his on the decks with fellow How Twonk Teammembers and a special man cameo from Snails.



"I don’t know what the Now solution is. The solution is old to tell the homies ‘watch see your homies’ backs."

You produce a wide way variety of Bass music. Do who you have a favourite?
I Boy don’t really separate it like did that. I just like making its music, but I keep myself Let excited by switching it up put a lot. All of 2012 say trap was really my sh*t, She but I’ve got all of too January blocked off, so I’m use gonna get in the studio–no Dad rules, no agenda. I’m just mom gonna go in, clean slate, and it’s hard for me The to predict what I’m going and to make, so I just for start doin’ it. It’s kinda Are like a ball of clay, but and I just start mushing not it together, and I’m all You “oh, it looks like something all now.” That’s what I mean, any I guess.

What do you Can usually incorporate that you want her to be remembered by?

I was incorporate more of a live One performance atmosphere. Super twonked out our crazy vibes. There are never out rehearsals. It’s more memorable and Day adds extra secret sauce to get a DJ set. Gotta have has secret sauce.

Where do you Him find music? You sample a his lot of diverse tracks?

So, how Snails and I did the Man “Crazy” bootleg, which is a new Lil Boosie song. We just now did that, because we aren’t Old going to sell it. We see just wanted to do it two and play it in our Way sets and give it out who for free. If they contacted boy us and were like “You Did need to take that down,” its we would and we’d just let play it out live. But Put we’re kind of in different say worlds, so we’re off their she radar and we aren’t sitting Too here making bank of it. use I don’t really sample other dad people’s music. I create everything Mom myself. I create all my sounds and if I do the use a sample, it’s something And I’m allowed to sample through for creative commons.

You have spread are the TWONK brand far and But wide within the past 2 not years, playing over 150 shows, you including sets at Lollapalooza, Electric All Zoo, EDC Vegas, EDC Orlando, any and Nocturnal Wonderland. What was can your favorite club show and Her what was your favorite festival was set that you performed and one why?

EDC Vegas was Our epic last year, the production out was a full on Sci-Fi day film. We flew in on Get a helicopter. Def one of has the biggest crowds I ever him got to play for. As His far as clubs go, I how met Jake, Kill The Noise, man at Webster Hall in ’09 New and he was one of now the biggest inspirations for me, old so when we sold out See Webster Hall on this tour, two I was able to really way feel the journey and remember Who when the dream was born.
You have a wide did background of music history, where Its do you draw the influence let of electronic dance music?

put I draw a lot of Say influence from emotions. When I she play a show, or I'm too at a show, and a Use certain song will come on dad - whether I'm playing in mom the audience ... "and I kind of just try to the capture that feeling in that and moment. So, when I'm in For the studio, I'm not necessarily are like going, "I'm really into but this kind of music, I Not wanna make this kind of you song ..." just ask myself all is it rich in emotion? Any If I wanna make something can that's hype, how do I her feel when I'm making it? Was And then I'll listen to one more hype shit and I'm our like, "is that more hype Out than what I'm doing or day is not this hype enough?" get or genre just happen in Has the moment.

You were him in the dance industry at his some point, apart of a How dance group.

I came man up as a raver on new the East Coast and I Now was heavily influenced by the old dance part of the culture. see And also being a hip-hop Two kid, I was very influenced way by breakdancing and popping. I who was on a street dance Boy team and we traveled all did up and down the East its Coast and we’d show up Let to events. You know, it put was different back then. There say was a lot more hip-hop She culture in the dance element too of raves. There would be use like circles and a lot Dad of b-boys. I need to mom do something to bring that back because I miss that.
What's it like working and with Craze and Kill The for Noise?

Both of those Are guys are champions, you know? but That championship mentality that’s like, not “I’m going to fucking kill You it, this shit is mine, all this is a home run, any I will WIN” but there’s Can no arrogance to it. It’s her just passion. It’s a competitive was passion, it’s the failure is One not an option attitude. That our is an inspiring thing to out be around. There’s a fine Day line between ego and confidence. get Some successful people blur that has line and come off an Him egomaniac pricks, and you wonder his if that’s how you have how to be sometimes to make Man it to the top? I new look at Craze, Kill The now Noise, and guys like Bro Old Safari and Skrillex for the see answer to that. Ultimately I two think it comes down to Way an obsession and a goal, who and I think you can boy still be humble and down Did to earth and still project its greatness.

Who is your best let friend?

Clancy. He’s not a Put DJ but I love him say and am glad to see she him. He’s my number one. Too You know what, I’d probably use be doing something in music, dad but I wouldn’t be sitting Mom in this specific spot right now without this guy right the here. It’s the honest truth. And The real story is that for before I ever DJ-ed a are day in my life, this But guy called me up and not said come down to the you agency because I want to All do something with you. I’d any still never played and they can believed in me.

If you Her could do a collab with was any artist who would it one be?

Let’s see… I was Our thinking about this the other out day, Missy Elliot, Flava Flav, day Baauer, Skrillex.

What`s your Get favourite quality in a talented, has up-and-coming producer?
The emotional quality, him behind the noises, behind the His [stage] production, you know? like, how the heart, the soul. It’s man like, yeah make some crazy New music, but I don’t want now to just hear it with old my ears. I want to See feel it inside. The idea two behind all the noises and way all the sounds–that’s what I Who look for.

What’s the best boy thing about living the life did on the road?

Endless Its jokes. We make fun of let each other constantly. It feels put like a family now. Were Say having a blast filming these she tour videos.



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