Archive for Hot Mess Remixes Q & A

Wes Smith’s Hot Mess Q & A w/Mutantbreakz out of Cadiz, Spain

Mutantbreakz brings us to the tail of the Hot Mess Q&A’s.  While I’ve not met these guys in person, they have a jolly sense of humor and I’ve had a bunch of fun collaborating on a few choons with them.

Numero Uno, they did a smokin remix of my Better At Night jammie out on Diablo Loco Records which also happens to be their top flyer on Beatport;)  Next up was their more recent and my personal favorite, Bassline Crew Feat. MC Lickey (Mutantbreakz Remix) for my Hot Mess The Album Remixed project.  Finally, I’ve got a remix for the boyz forthcoming on Lady Waks IBWT label out of Russia and their own imprint early in 2015.

So without further rambling…big ups to the fellas for giving us a couple minutes from their run around Europe and remixing the planet…

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Wes Smith’s Hot Mess Q & A w/DJ Fixx out of Tampa, FL

DJ Fixx…takes a few minutes from his run for president to drop a short but sweet chat in another episode of East meets West breakbeat action.  I met Fixx @ a gig in New York City some time in the mid 2000’s.  Aside from being the undisputed smasher of the Beatport Breaks chart action for the Hot Mess The Album Remixed project…b/w of his remix of Ohhh Yeahhh Feat. Shana Rockit…he’s a brilliant producer and always a constant inspiration.  Check the iLL-ustration, words and sounds below.

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Q: What are a few things you would like people to know about you?

A: I am a producer that is always evolving. I think sitting in the same pocket or same sound is why some producers get left in the dust. U have to stay current…and I pride myself on that…

Q: Where can people find you on the Interwebs?

A: Everywhere lol… I keep my Soundcloud and Facebook Band page meticulously updated. Soundcloud | Facebook

Q: What is your favorite track you produced?

A: That is a question for me that is always hard to answer.  I always like the newer stuff more than the older stuff but if I had to choose favorites, Middle Finger, Trust Your Gut, Shake It Naughty, and Major Malfunction are some of my all time favs.

Q: Any secrets you want to share about your studio setup/techniques?

A: Use a template…make it yourself but use it to start each tune.  It can cut out hours of tedious routing and bussing work that u have to do for each tune.

Q: How much time do you spend in the studio each week?

A: 50-60 hours.

Q: Do you have a favorite or memorable show/gig?

A: I love playing everywhere but if I had to pick I would say anywhere in Cali…some of the most loyal fans out there and the parties are still massive.

Q: Do you Prefer Turntables, CDJ’s or Controllers?

A: CDJs

Q: How do you prep for a show/gig?

A: Always burn fresh CDs for each gig…and rest up…it’s going to be a long night.

Q: Any shout outs to Producers, Deejays, Crews, Pets?

A: Shout out to my daughter’s 4 fish who I have to take care of cause she is too little.

Q: Favorite Color & Food?

A: Color – Black, Food – Alfredo

Thanks for sharing with us dude!

Wes Smith’s Hot Mess Q & A w/ The Omega Squad out of San Diego, CA

The Omega Squad, makes for another dope addition to the list of Beatport Breaks Chart personal bests with their remix of Ghetto Funk Jump Feat. Jack Bunny.  We met these guys @ the Wobble/Stanton Warriors show a minute ago and among other things, they introduced and welcomed us to the SoCal burner scene.  We are pretty sure that was a trade for kick as BBQ, but who’s counting.  Big round of applause for them as they helped blow up the Hot Mess The Album Remixed project.   A few short words can be found below;)

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Q: What are a few things you would like people to know about you?

A: The Omega Squad is based out of San Diego, CA. We produce and DJ, and have played recent parties such as Wobble w/Stanton Warriors @ Spin, Leyenda Eterna @ Guadalupe Canyon in Mexico and the upcoming Wobble event w/DJ Icey, Wes Smith, Diva Danielle & Adia Break @ Spin in San Diego.

Q: Where can people find you on the Interwebs?

A: Soundcloud (www.Soundcloud.com/theomegasquad)

Q: What is your favorite track you produced?

A: Right now, probably ‘Shake’ and you can hear a sneak peak of it on the new DJ set that we posted on our Soundcloud page.

Q: Any secrets you want to share about your studio setup/techniques?

A: The new Mac Pro desktop is nuts.

Q: How much time do you spend in the studio each week?

A: As much as possible.

Q: Do you have a favorite or memorable show/gig?

A: Probably Wobble with Stanton Warriors, Wobble with the Plumb DJs, and Leyenda Eterna 2013 in Guadalupe Canyon, Mexico are tied for favorites.

Q: Do you Prefer Turntables, CDJ’s or Controllers?

A: We play on CDJs when we perform. It’s the best of both worlds – the dynamic performance aspect of turntables with the accessibility of a digital format.

Q: How do you prep for a show/gig?

A: We jam before every show. We feel like we owe it to the people who come and see us play.

Q: Any shout outs to Producers, Deejays, Crews, Pets?

A: Wobble Events, Juice Recordings, SHAFT, Goodghost, Leyenda Eterna, Wes Smith, Weasel (RIP) and Bruie.

Q: Favorite Color & Food?

A: Black and purple because it goes with black.

Thanks fellas, looking forward to jamming out October 25th!