Where are you answering these questions from?
The Tom Bradley terminal at LAX.
What’s the most unique hotel you’ve ever stayed in?
I think I’ve stayed at some interesting themed hotels in Vegas when I was younger. As an adult, I really enjoy the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg and the Line hotel in Koreatown-Los Angeles. The Wythe has a very unique loft living feeling and the Line hotel has an amazing Korean-street food style room service where you can order things like instant ramen with egg or spam musubi.
What was the worst job you had before you were a successful touring artist?
Working at my mother’s fast food restaurant. I’d leave work every day smelling like teriyaki chicken, which sounds more fair in theory than it does in real life.
What’s your favorite band/music right now outside of the dance music industry?
I’ve been listening to IO Echo and The Drums a lot.
Do you have any pre-gig rituals or superstitions?
I just try to keep it as casual and normal as much as possible before shows to keep my cool and calm. If I put too much pressure on myself, I’ll psyche myself out and get really nervous.
What’s your lamest claim to fame besides DJing?
I have an encyclopedic knowledge of The Simpsons.
What’s the strangest cultural thing a promoter has ever taken you to do?
I went to those cafés where you dip your feet into a pool of water where little fishes eat your skin. That was interesting.
What is one place that a visit home isn’t complete without?
Han Bat Sullungtang. It’s a Korean soup place near where I live. I’m traveling to places with little to no decent Korean food, so I find it comforting when I’m back home.
What are your hobbies besides DJing?
My main thing is producing music, then DJing, then I like to cook and draw.
The biggest regret or missed opportunity with respect to your music career?
I’m not sure about this one, which is a fortunate issue to have I think.
Describe your dancing style?
Terrible, cheesy, but honest.
Most bizarre situation you’ve ever found yourself in?
In a weird hotel party with probably less than 10 people with a very big name musician, in pitch darkness, listening to unreleased music.
What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever done while performing?
Have my laptop fall off the table.
What’s the best interview question you’ve ever been asked (besides this one)?
Anything involving food is usually my favorite probably because I’m hungry.
The strangest thing you’ve ever eaten while on tour?
Ant eggs, fish sperm, bulls penis. You name it, I’ll try it.
If you could spend a day with anyone on the planet, who would it be?
I asked my tour manager this question, and he said Pitbull without any hesitation. I think I’ll have to agree.
What do you like to spend your money on?
Go-to hangover food?
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen happening from the DJ booth?
A guy pull his pants down–everything.
Weapon of choice?
Baseball bat with nails.
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