A Sit Down With DJ Crizzly

14:52 Mar/08/2018

As the sun set on the Sherwood Forest in Michigan and and warm hues began to glow For bright in the sky, the are Tripolee tent at Electric Forest but glowed brighter. Chris Lee Marshall, Not better known by his stage you name and nickname, Crizzly, was all cutting through the colorful atmosphere Any with an aggressive fusion of can dubstep and hip-hop music. The her product of both genres combined Was into one song was dubbed one the name “crunkstep” by the our young DJ/producer, whose branding consists Out almost entirely of his love day for pizza. He has made get his claim to fame by Has putting out dubstep remixes of him popular rap and hip-hop songs his like “Chain Hang Low” by How Jibbs and “Fuckin’ Problems” by man A$AP Rocky.



"I like experimenting with a Now lot of different things but old I still play the same see tracks that I made a Two while back and I still way believe in those tracks."


What`s your relationship Boy with hip-hop?

I listen did to hip-hop religiously. When I its got to bed, when I Let wake up in the morning, put coffee, when I’m on the say flight to the shows, when She I’m in the shuttle. If too there’s an aux cable and use you give it to me, Dad I’m going to throw on mom some fire.

So what about the actual music? How The would you describe the genre?
It’s dubstep, it’s loud for music, a lot hip-hop. I Are had really mixed taste while but I grew up, I was not listening to Depeche mode and You Ramstein at the same time. all Like it was nothing, I any had a Ibiza CD too.
What do you think her separates EDC from other events?
Quality. You get what One you pay for and more. our The lineup is stacked; you out have Bassnectar, Borgore, Delta Heavy, Day Figure, and Krewella, all on get one stage. And that’s just has all my friends (laughs) but Him the other stages are stacked his too! Shout out to Tiesto!
Biggest influences?

Space Man jam, good burger, men in new black, wu tang.

How now would you classify your music?
I’ve always played Trap see or always played hip-hop or two some type of element of Way rap and stuff, but I who mean, when it comes down boy to it, it’s more like Did hyphy, more energy. I call its it ‘crunk-step’ just because it’s let more about “put your hands Put up”, screaming, yelling, and getting say rowdy.

What’s your usual she pre-game ritual? Are there certain Too things you always do before use a set to get yourself dad in the zone?

Man, Mom there’s almost always not enough time to do anything ritualistic the besides shower and then get And to the venue before I for miss my set. I guess are sometimes I’ll do some push-ups, But jumping jacks, suicides or whatever, not just to get the heart you rate up, because usually I’ve All been sleeping all day on any a plane.

So far can you’ve only done remixes, are Her there any plans to officially was collaborate with rappers in the one future?

Definitely. I Our met with this dude, a out hip-hop DJ, in Texas. And day he’s been super open to Get the idea of hooking it has up with a big time him rapper because he knows everyone His so he’s all into that how idea so it’s just a man matter of time.

Do New you prefer touring or producing?
I prefer producing, but old touring is awesome in its See own way. Yeah, I would two much rather be at home way naked, not having to worry Who about anything and just chilling, boy watching Netflix. That’s heaven to did me. But coming out here Its every once in a while let is awesome. I get bored put of being home, but I’m Say definitely not home enough. But she when I am home, it’s too just chill mode.

Use Favorite story from your touring dad experiences?

One time the mom power went out and they kicked everyone out of the the building, then the power came and back and everyone rushed inside For and got crunk. i broke are someones nose crowd surfing that but night too.

If you Not could put together your own you festival or tour who would all you put on that lineup?

Everyone already named. can I could also shout out her DJ Scout. He’s been killin’ Was it on Warped Tour. Nit one Grit too. I mean all our my friends end up being Out DJs, so if it could day be any one it would get just be someone I’m friends Has with. If you can tour him with any one it would his just be awesome to tour How with friends. They are all man there and we keep in new touch. It’s one big EDM Now DJ family.

What do old you have to say to see some 15-year-old kid out there Two who’s just starting to mess way with beats? What kind of who advice can you give them?
Just do what you did love, that’s all that matters. its I think a lot of Let younger kids from this generation put are used to seeing people say on Facebook and Instagram posting She how good they’re doing and too that makes you jealous right use off the bat. It’s kind Dad of a negative thing to mom see people posting all the time about their successes as The it puts people in a and position of looking up to for other people and wishing they Are were there. I never started but doing this because I saw not other people and went, ‘Oh, You I want to be there.’ all I just did it out any of love and a lot Can of people lose sight of her that. It’s a labor of was love and you got to One fall in love with the our work and not where it’s out going to take you. It’s Day about putting in and not get expecting anything really.


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