INTERVIEW – CHRIS McDONALD – ALSO KNOWN AS DJ KNOWLEDGE OF COLUMNS OF KNOWLEDGE USA
Photo courtesy of DJ KNOWLEDGE
“Hey A.O.S. my name is Chris McDonald also known as DJ Knowledge”
2.) WHERE YOU FROM?
“I’m from Middletown, CT USA”
3.) WHERE YOU REPPIN CURRENTLY?
“I rep for Middletown CT UsA”
4.) WHO’S AN ALLY/CREW YOU REP OR ARE YOU A SOLO ARTIST?
“I’m a Solo Artist”
5.) WHATS YOUR FIRST MEMORIES OF MUSIC?
“I first remember hearing Rock n roll on the radio as a kid, in the 4th grade”
6.) WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR EDM MUSIC?
“I first heard EDM When I was in college in 1994 my college roommate and a friend brought me to a giant rave in NYC called Planet Earth. Previously I’d been to one other event called Don’t Panic in New Haven, CT at a club called Tune Inn. I always went to the hardcore, punk, and ska shows there, so when they did a rave I wound up just being there. I was a Nine Inch Nails fan and liked some other industrial and cross-over genre bending music so it was a natural transition”.
7.) WHERE YOU AT RIGHT NOW? WHAT CURRENT AND RELEASED PROJECTS COULD YOU SHARE WITH US?
“Columns of Knowledge Recordings is taking off with a growing fall schedule of electro house, progressive, midtempo, dubstep, drumstep, and more. My newest remix for Rockin Tsars “Love Bullets” is available now on all digital download stores”.
Check it here:
“I’ll have some more projects soon but I don’t have release dates yet, but at least 2 more remixes should be coming out by October. Both in the house markets, but expect some different things soon too”.
8.) ANY SHOWS OR EVENTS YOU’LD LIKE TO SHOUT OUT?
“I’m Regional Market Mgr in New England for Steez Promo for Baltimore. So I’ll shout out the site http://www.steezpromo.com/ for our upcoming tours and one offs and festivals. It’s gearing up to be a big fall”!
9.) RAMEN OR MAC AND CHEESE?
“I like either just the same”.
10.) ANY BOOKS YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
“I’m currently reading “Get It In Writing” by Brian McPherson”
check it out here:
11.) IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW WITH 5000$ where would it be and what would you be doing?
“Dubai seeing what all the hype is or what Ibiza is about finally. Someday my music will bring me there”.
12.) WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE CHARITABLE CAUSES?
“I’ll say you can pick 5 diseases that are killing kids and donate to charities that benefit them”.
13.) WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU RIGHT NOW? ANYTHING GOES..
Evolving my life daily to make things better for myself, my family, my music, my role in EDM culture.
14.) ANYONE LOCKED DOWN YOU WANT TO SHOUT OUT IN THE BING?
“HAHA No, I don’t think I know anyone in right now!”
15.) DO YOU HAVE A SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK WEBSITE MIXCLOUD TWITTER YOUTUBE OR OTHER PROFILES ONLINE YOU’LD LIKE TO SHARE?
16.) WHO’S IN YOUR TOP TEN RIGHT NOW?
“Check out my charts and curations http://www.satelliterecords.com/”
17.) WHAT KIND OF PREFORMER ARE YOU?
“I’m an Evolving performer and I completely vibe with the crowd”!
18.) DO YOU LIKE ART?
“I like art very much”.
19.) IF SO ANY VISUAL ARTISTS OR PAINTERS OR GRAFFITI ARTISTS OR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS ETC ETC YOUR INTO RIGHT NOW?
“None specifically more than another”.
20.) TOP 5 WEBSITES YOU LIKE?
“I’m indifferent. There are so many out there to support”.
21.) WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO GET DAILY NEWS FROM ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS IN OUR COUNTRY AND ABROAD?
check it here: National Public Radio : News & Analysis http://www.npr.org/
22.) where do you see the future of EDM heading?
“More collaborations to evolve genres and experiment with sound.
Since we’re supposedly a few years behind the UK then we’ll see more and more EDM on pop radio”.
23.) If you could work with any artist, who would it be?
“There’s just too many to name”
24.) What country’s do you like best for your genre besides your own?
25.) what’s your favorite sport?
“I don’t have time to follow sports”.
26.) When did you first start DJ’ing?
“I started DJ’ing in April 1995”
27.) Is there a reason or someone/something that influenced you to take the step towards becoming who you are today in the music industry?
“Intuition and now my wife supports my choices to follow my dreams as far as a I can”.
28.) Top 5 events you’ve played since starting to DJ?
“Ultra, Starscape, Beltek, the infamous Limelight, Hammerstein Ballroom”
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MUCH RESPECT GOING OUT TO CHRIS McDONALD aka DJ KNOWLEDGE FOR THIS GREAT INTERVIEW WITH A.O.S. !!!!!!!
Interviewed by Miztah Lex