INTERVIEW ~DIRTY DEEDS~ CALIFORNIA BASED TOP NOTCH PRODUCER & EXTREMELY EXPERIENCED DJ
DIRTY DEEDS / SEAN
2.) WHERE YOU FROM?
I’m from Southern California, just outside of Hollywood
3.) WHERE YOU REPPIN CURRENTLY?
I teach music production at Icon Collective in Studio Row CA
( www.learn2produce.com )
4.) WHO’S AN ALLY/CREW YOU REP OR ARE YOU A SOLO ARTIST?
I do production work with different labels and artists like: 6blocc & Uptown for Digital 6 records. Coma remix for Beyondzilla Records. My own Dirty Digital label. Reid Speed & Alex Rosson remixing Lea Luna for Play Me Records + many more.
5.) WHATS YOUR FIRST MEMORIES OF MUSIC?
Recording my punk song with my Father when I was 3 in London, it was a tune called ‘I don’t care John Wayne’.
6.) WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR DANCE / EDM MUSIC?
Well it has surrounded me my entire life. Everything from Kraftwerk to Goldie, Stevie Wonder (his 80’s albums) to Squarepusher. As a youth I was exposed to all kinds of music with my father being a touring/recording musician and my mother being a dancer/choreographer. I’d say Prince has always been one of my favorite artists to use electronic instrumentation and digital DAWs to create his albums.
7.) WHERE YOU AT RIGHT NOW? WHAT CURRENT AND RELEASED PROJECTS COULD YOU SHARE WITH US?
Right now I just finished remixing the title track ‘Bass Moves Space’ feat. MC KEMST for the forthcoming Pure Filth album. http://workhouse.us/media/. I was commissioned by Sam XL (check his Twitter here: http://twitter.com/PureFilthLA and Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pure-Filth/179905342031961) for this project. I’m very happy to be a part of this release. Currently I’m working with 2 bands on album production as well. There is also the remix for David Heartbreak I just did (Grey Hulk) which is free along with a few other new tunes on my soundcloud.
8.) ANY SHOWS OR EVENTS YOU’LD LIKE TO SHOUT OUT?
I’m doing some fall touring across the states here soon (September on through..) All of my dates and booking info are at this link: http://tinyurl.com/dirtydeedsfall2102 and I still have some open dates if promoters are interested.
9.) RAMEN OR MAC AND CHEESE?
I will take mac & cheese casserole if that’s an option
10.) ANY BOOKS YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
The book of Revelation.
11.) IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW WITH 5000$ where would it be and what would you be doing?
I would LOVE to be selected to go on a TOMS shoe drop for the kids in South America, Africa or wherever they would need me.
12.) WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE CHARITABLE CAUSES?
In NO order:
Los Angeles Mission
St Judes Medical Research
13.) What’s important to you right now?
Spiritual Integrity & Musical Positivity.
14.) ANYONE LOCKED DOWN YOU WANT TO SHOUT OUT IN THE BING?
My New Wife & our puppies
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?
In NO order:
This is She
The Pure Filth LP
17.) WHAT KIND OF PREFORMER ARE YOU?
NOT the type to just stand there – BUCK WILD.
18.) DO YOU LIKE ART?
Very much so. I’m fond of Impressionism (especially Monet)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baroque_painting, sculptures, and modern artists as well.
19.) IF SO ANY VISUAL ARTISTS OR PAINTERS OR GRAFFITI ARTISTS OR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS ETC ETC YOUR INTO RIGHT NOW?
I’m a great admirer of Jean Michel Basquiat very much.
My favorite Graff artist is Goldie
Goldie by far.
20.) TOP 5 WEBSITES YOU LIKE
http://www.freewheelchairmission.org/site/c.fgLFIXOJKtF/b.4916275/k.BE91/Home.htm check out their Facebook here:
21.) WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO GET DAILY NEWS FROM ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS IN OUR COUNTRY AND ABROAD.
wherever I can find unbiased truth, hard these days.
22.) Where do you see the future of EDM heading?
Only time will tell, but definitely seeing it go back toward its roots & in contrast a portion will continue forward on the path of the commercial mainstream flow.
23.) If you could work with any artist, who would it be?
At this time, I would say Grace jones.
24.) What country’s do you like best for your genre besides your own?
anywhere and everywhere – with the advent of so many web outlets for music, one can find great tunes from all over the world.
25.) What’s your favorite sport?
Basketball & Skateboarding.
26.) When did you first start DJ’ing?
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?
My parents were perhaps the biggest influence on me getting into being a musician, then later on a Producer/DJ.
28.) Top 5 events you’ve played since starting to DJ?
E.D.C. – Insomniac L.A.
Get Freaky – V2 Utah
How Sweet it Is – B3 Lake Perris
Monster Massive – GO Ventures L.A.
MERGE – Orange County CA.