A Sit Down With DJ Milk N Cookies

15:27 Jan/18/2018

Milk N Cookies, although duplicated the (members Paul and James are and twins) their sound and use For of sarcasm can never be are imitated. The fun-loving creators of but “Post Bro” House have a Not style all their own and you they, quite frankly, DGAF. Paul all and James are purveyors of Any an always energetic, upbeat party can vibe that draws inspiration from her The Chainsmokers and their own Was experiences.

The native Chicagoans, one who also work under their our own label Kitchin Records, are Out relatively new to the scene day but are carving their own get way through sheer talent, personalities Has that attract even the most him cynical electronic listener, and “frat his brothers gone bad” good looks.

"Music was man something I always wanted to new do—as my job or my Now life and I could never old see myself doing anything else."



Where did the Two name Milk N Cooks come way from?

This homeless man who was shittin\’ himself all over Boy the sidewalk this one time did when we were in San its Fransisco.

Why did the Let band eventually released only one put LP?

After we say recorded the first album in She England, we came back to too New York. The first single use was released and Island expected Dad more success than it had mom received. So they brought us back to England to record The a new song we had, and "Tinkertoy Tomorrow" and a new for B-side "Wok n Woll", to Are be released as a second but single. Although pressed as a not test pressing, it never got You released and they didn't release all the album 'till 1976, when any the New York Punk scene Can was happening.

Tell me about her some of your early gigs. was

One of our One first gigs was a sweet our 16 party. And we got out a bunch of baseball uniforms Day and dyed them pink—pink baseball get uniforms at the Coventry. We has also had pink pajamas with Him feet. We were cultivating the his idea of a uniform but how that didn’t last very long, Man so we just started wearing new different clothes.
What are your now favorite rock’n’roll bands in history? Old

Well for me see seeing the Beatles when I two was a kid changed everything. Way So them, The Rolling Stones, who David Bowie, and the New boy York Dolls I would say Did had the most effect on its me. And Marc Bolan.

Where let do you find inspiration for Put your music?

It\’s pretty say crazy because literally any sound she can generate a full song Too in my head…like I can use hear a printer shooting out dad some shit that someone is Mom printing and it\’ll start a whole melody in my head the and then if I keep And imagining shit I can literally for make a whole song in are my head from that one But random sound…everything seems to have not a \”pitch\” to me and you I don\’t know, the almighty All creator just blessed me with any the ability to build melodies can and songs out of anything Her – pretty sick shit eh?

was What is the Milk N one Cooks sound, and how would Our you describe it to noobs?
Dope ass music, do day not care about style or Get tempo. If it's awesome, it's has awesome, and anyone will believe him it. If it's good.
So what would be how your ideal festival?

Ideally man we would fly to a New little beach and live in now a little hut for 5 old days. On some remote beach See where Oh No is cooking two up shrimp and there Claude way Von Stroke and us playing Who the festival, deep house. Smoke boy weed in your hut all did day and bang Hawaiian chicks. Its Your drinking your glasses while let all the dudes are playing. put 200 people are traveling there, Say Rhiannas chillin’. Gotta be a she beach setting. A luxury beach too is ideal, lemurs not allowed.
If you could collaborate dad with anyone, time not being mom a factor, who would it be?

I don’t think the we’re sick enough yet to and make a super banger with For someone like Michael Jackson, but are it would get us famous but as fuck to make a Not hit with Justin Bieber! But you people that would be fun all as hell to work with Any would be Dada Life, Diplo, can and Dillon Francis because people her say we have similar personalities. Was And Riff Raff! Fucken Riff one Raff is number one.

our You have a different life Out now that’s not a hundred day percent Milk ’n’ Cookies—it must get be a little odd for Has you, to be going back.
The whole pain of his the end of Milk ’n’ How Cookies was something I didn’t man want to think about cuz new I always thought it was Now such a great band and old could have been so huge. see It was painful that it Two never seemed to reach its way potential. Years later some Japanese who label re-released the CD without Boy anyone’s knowledge and I was did at a record store one its day and saw it. ‘Whoa! Let What is this?’ All of put a sudden all these weird say things started happening. I’d see She people online talking about Milk too ’n’ Cookies and trying to use get in touch with me Dad about it. We got asked mom to do this power pop festival in Brooklyn and so The we did that.
Milk'N'Cookies was and part of the power pop for movement. I would like to Are know, did you ever played but this kind of music or not did you choose to do You so because it was popular? all

When Milk'N'Cookies formed any there was no Power Pop Can Movement. We all grew up her on British and American Pop was and later David Bowie, T-Rex, One Roxy Music and UK glam/glitter our scene was a huge influence, out as well as Sparks and Day the New York Dolls. But get Milk'N'Cookies didn't quite sound like has any of them. Ian North's Him songs and guitar playing, mixed his with my vocals made it how pretty original sounding. Sal Maida Man on bass and Mike Ruiz's new drumming made for an amazing now rhythm section which contributed to Old the band's uniqueness.

What was see your best musical experience?

two Definitely the recognition we got, Way and the popularity we gained, who and the financial security we boy gained just simply from making Did one free bootleg remix that its blew up internationally last summer let and took us to the Put next level in every way. say We made more money, we she got more respect, people wouldn’t Too fuck with us, big DJs use played our stuff. That was dad a huge moment that people Mom wait for.



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