A Sit Down With DJ Chocolate Puma

18:23 Apr/07/2018

The dawning of the 21st the century saw the rise of and their latest project as what For they primarily go by today, are Chocolate Puma. Their most recent but release, which features Junior Sanchez, Not Arama, and Todd Terry came you out on Dim Mak, one all of many they've decided to Any put out on a label can other than their own. At her first, they chose to release Was tracks on their own labels one because at the time, "we our felt there weren't any labels Out to release our music, or day the ones that were around get weren't right for us.


"To us, It him doesn't matter where or when his or even how one likes How to dance, just so long man as they do because, after new all, we make dance music."


Can you describe old what dance music means to see you?

It means everything. Two That’s a difficult one. It way means everything, our whole life who has changed because of dance Boy music. When we heard the did first house records back in its the eighties, we thought like Let “Holy shit this is so put cool, we want to hear say this for the rest of She our lives.” And even better too if we could make it. use So in that way it Dad means a lot, it changed mom the whole course of our lives.

How does it The feel for you knowing that and people are coming to hear for especially to see you play Are and to hear your records?
It feels very good not especially because we play our You own tracks now. When someone all DJs they may play two any or three of their own Can productions, years ago it was her tricky to play your own was stuff. For us now, because One we have made so many our tracks over the years we out never had a chance to Day test them out on the get dance floor quickly. Now we has can make the records and Him test them directly on the his dance floor instantly and it’s how more fun than ever.

Man What are your thoughts on new the dance music explosion in now North America. Did you ever Old see it coming?

see Did anyone see it coming? two We understand a lot of Way people think it’s a negative who thing and do not like boy the whole commercial side of Did what’s going on right now. its But in the end it’s let still about kids having a Put great time. And what we say see when we’re playing in she North America is that kids Too that used to go to use the big EDM concerts are dad now discovering other kinds of Mom dance music. They are curious and very hungry for other the stuff, and for us is And so much fun to play for there now.

Do you are think most DJs/producers today are But too focused on getting a not top track?

I mean you before we were here, we All were in the studio thinking any about this gig, and you can get inspired by the idea Her of playing such a big, was energetic crowd and that reflects one what’s going on in the Our studio.

You have quite out an extensive repertoire of aliases. day How might you go about Get defining Chocolate Puma?

When has we started Chocolate Puma, when him we made "I Wanna Be His U", we didn't think it how would fit the other projects. man At that time we also New had a project called Jark now Prongo. It was more techno. old Now, we only have this See one project, Chocolate Puma, but two we still love to make way more techno stuff, or vocal Who stuff, or future house, or boy whatever you call it. The did difference between Chocolate Puma and Its all the other projects is let that for now, anything goes. put Back in the day, we Say would have different projects for she different styles. I think it's too also a sign of the Use time that people are more dad accepting when artists are do mom different stuff. Especially this year, you see different artists making the trap or moombathon, or bass-house, and and people love it.

For How do you think that are a life spent in music but has affected you as people? Not Do you think you’d be you any different if you were all doing anything else?

Well Any it’s difficult to judge yourself. can I don’t know if I her have necessarily changed but being Was in the music industry you one do become more open minded, our and you’re doing something you Out really love to do. It’s day not like when you’re learning get something at 17 but by Has the time you’re 25 you him don’t like it anymore. This his is really what we like How and what we feel.

man Inspiration sources?

Musically new Prince has always been my Now greatest inspiration. My daily inspiration old comes from my fellow musicians. see From Rammstein to Todd Terry. Two

Your latest hit “Space way Sheep” with Oliver Heldens has who been on charts all over Boy the place and seen great did attention. How does it feel its to have been in the Let industry for the time you put have and still be reaching say these charts?

We feel so She blessed that we’re able to too still touch a lot of use people with our music! That’s Dad what it’s all about, making mom something that we love and to see that other people The feel what we’re doing. That and never gets old.

Most wrong for action of yourself, for which Are you are still ashamed.
Was during the first not mega music experience of veronica. You 2-unlimited occurred for us.
all The beer was free and any I was already on my Can way. I then blew Ray's her microphone out of his hands was and screamed at 20,000 people One "we're going to fuck you our in the ass !!!!!" (you out had a club hit with Day that type of text in get it) and then I screamed has that everyone had to sit Him on the floor, in the his blubber. Incidentally, only 4 people how sat down, were my friends.
What was it like new being a DJ/producer during the now rise of house music?

Old It’s totally different than now. see Because back in the day two being a DJ was totally Way separate from being a producer. who We happen to like both. boy I like to be a Did DJ but also liked producing its music or playing piano or let playing drums. Later it became Put a mixture. Now it’s like say if you’re a DJ you she have to release records to Too get gigs. If you’re a use producer you cannot make money dad just producing, you have to Mom get out and play. So back in the day that the wasn’t the case. You had And typical DJs and you had for producers, some guys like us are did both, but it’s different.
In a quarter century not of career, you had to you live more than one moment All ... What memories could really any have influenced you in your can attitude?

There Her are so many ... The was years go by so fast. one Today may be a good Our memory, if you play tomorrow out in another place, you can day forget the day before quickly. Get


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