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DJ Name: traffic.
Location: Seattle, WA
Any residency, or Artist(s) you DJ for: Wild Buffalo, member of Milk+Honey an art collective out of Bellingham, WA
Links: Milk + Honey, Soundcloud, Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter
Describe your DJ style in three words or less
Dark Industrious Techno
If you could go on a DJ tour, who would you invite?
I would probably bring my manager Lee Huffman, my photographer//best friend Connor Jalbert and the Milk+Honey squad. These guys have really pushed me from the get go and we would have a wild tour. If I was to bring a couple of dj friends I would have to say my guys Jek and ROOTS who are also currently based in Bellingham, it would be a lot of techno.
What do you usually start with when preparing for a set?
I have found that creating a beginning, a middle and an end is the best way to lay out a set. I like to usually start a bit slower and build up to heavier tracks around half way to the later half of my set and then end with a slower track. In terms of tracks that I like to play during my sets, I guess a lot of ideas come from mixes and tracks I hear through Soundcloud or Youtube along with a variety of blogs and other websites. I also like to build around some of my favorite tracks at the moment. But I think the most important thing is to know who you are playing for. Although my primary genre is techno, I also really enjoy experimental trap, and I will find a way to bridge a gap between the two.
What are some goals you have set for yourself?
With the music I like to play it’s really hard to find sometimes which means I have to start producing. At the moment I’m teaching myself how to make music on Ableton, I only have one track but my main goal is to play more of my own music in my sets. In the future I’d like to continue this artistry and play more shows, some festivals and really establish ‘traffic.’ not as just a dj, but create a real original sound of my own. There isn’t a time frame but I’ve learned since I started doing all this that you can get out what you put in. I play music for people because I love it and I think a lot of people are in the electronic industry for the wrong reason, I hope that I can show the music that’s really the soundtrack to my life.
All photo credit: Connor Jalbert