[TMN Exclusive Interview] Dj Carnage – Global Dance Festival, Red Rocks CO

Carnage & Tony Junior
Michael Jordan (Original Mix)

If there is one thing I can say about Global Dance Festival every year at Red Rocks in beautiful Colorado it is this; three epic nights with some of the best artists in the music world today. And of course for a music blogger, these are the experiences I live for, seeing live acts, sitting down with amazing musicians and seeing music lovers everywhere unite for a grand weekend. This past Saturday I had the chance to sit down with one of my favorite up and coming EDM artists (or as he says, the artist who is the death of EDM) Dj Carnage. Have a read below as I sat down with the King of the Chipotle gang as we discussed his new release “Michael Jordan”, his Maryland upbringing and why his music is like an Okapi.

TMN: On this lovely summer evening up at the beautiful Red Rocks theater, I have the pleasure of sitting down with the one and only Dj Carnage. Thank you so much for taking time before your set to chat with us.

TMN: It sounds like music has been part of your life for a very long time. So let’s start off from the very beginning when you were just a little nugget in your mom’s belly, did your mom tell you that she ever listened to any particular music while she was carrying you, put you up to the speakers and let some old Jazz tunes roll or anything?

DjC: Nobody has any musical background in my family, so no.

TMN: And how about when you were a kid, growing up, was there any music in your household? Have you been musically trained in any way, shape or form such as singing lessons or piano lessons?

DjC: Yeah I mean there was Spanish music in my household growing up.

TMN: Like a little samba in the kitchen kind of thing?

DjC: No, it was just, I was raised in Guatemala for 8 years, until I was 7 or 8…(laughs) I was raised in Guatemala until I was 8 (laughs). And yeah it was pretty chill and we used to listen to whatever, it was never a no music kind of thing just whatever was playing ya know?

TMN: Of course and I know there are stories about you going for long car rides with your mom where you would play mixed cd’s to pass the time along. Who were some of your favorite artists to have on those cd’s?

DjC: Eminem, 50 Cent, Mase, Ja Rule, Nelly, Chingy…Murphy Lee, D12.

TMN: Wow, you are bringing back some memories here from high school, Ja Rule needs to make a comeback right?

DjC: (Laughs)

TMN: And then, in the back skirts of Maryland, you were given Fruity Loops and your world turned upside down a bit. How was it first teaching yourself to make your own music?

DjC: It was cool, you know when you are a kid and you get something cool and then you forget about it?

TMN: Yes.

DjC: That is exactly how is was. I got Fruity Loops and then didn’t touch it for a year. Then I moved to the country side of Maryland and had nothing to do but play football and I didn’t have many friends so I started becoming a computer nerd and making beats with some of my friends.

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The Trap Dojo #47

First up on this weeks Dojo is RL Grime with a couple of the tracks from his massive new High Beams EP on Fools Gold. RL Grime has consistently released some of the biggest tunes of the trap era thus far, and almost every track can hold its own to classics like “Mercy” and “Trap on Acid”. These were my favorites, but you can get the whole album from Fools GoldRedman hops on this next track with Break Science while Diplo teams up with everybody for this track celebrating his one millionth twitter follower. The Socialytes mash-up a couple trap classics with the new Jay-Z and some old school Snoop Dogg gets a new school gansta-trill flip from Gooffee.  The next bunch of songs are all foot working, ass shaking, fist pumping party starters that get seriously turnt up before it calms down again at the end with some incredibly laid back remixes of “Get Lucky”, Alicia Keys, and even “Summer Breeze” by Seals and CroftsWith the exception of the RL Grime tracks at the beginning, every song this week is free, so hit that “Buy” button, like the artists on facebook and get free music.

’RL Grime – Heard Me’
’RL Grime – Secondary feat. Problem’
’Break Science – Who Got It (feat. Redman) Free Download’
’Diplo – CROWN Ft Mike Posner & Boaz Van De Beatz & Riff Raff’
’Jay z  Vs Luminox Vs Carnage – I Rock Tom Ford (Socialytes Bootleg)’
’Snoop Dogg – G’d Up (Gooffee Remix)’
’Usher – ‘Yeah’ (Prince Fox 1k Remix)’
’D!RTY AUD!O & MEAUX GREEN – Twerkulator (Original) [Free Download’
’Dooze jackers – Got Line (Ookay Remix) ///FREE DOWNLOAD///’
’Run DMT – Shaman Juice [Free Download’
’Milo & Otis – THLACK (An Unoriginal Mix)’
’Five Knives – All Fall Down (Kennedy Jones Trap Remix) Red Bull Records FREE DOWNLOAD!’
’Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, GTA – Turn It Up (Combustibles Turnt Up Bootleg)  Free DL!!’
’Jay Z – Holy Grail (Rell The Soundbender Bootleg Remix)’
’All I Ask – Huglife Remix’
’Dinah Washington – I’ve Got You Under My Skin (DJ Carnage and Victor Niglio Remix)’
’Alicia Keys – Unthinkable (Fwdslxsh Remix)’
’Seals and Crofts – Summer Breeze  ✝H0ℛDᶓ$✝ BOOTLEG’
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