Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Movement 2010: Dust + Scratches | Post-DEMF Interview: Big Bully

Big Bully played the Shit Show at TV Bar. What a crazy good time that was, but now its time to get his take on Movement week end.

BG: A somewhat jack-of-all-trades, Dawson Baca (aka Big Bully) likes to work the crowd with his playful yet incisive cuts, jacked up beats, and sultry vocals. He is a dj/musician/vocalist/producer and label head of his label Mineral Musica. Bully's unique blend of streetwise flavor and techno sophistication certainly adds an edge to the minimal techno scene. But dont be fooled by this tough guy's attitude, because no sooner will he woo you with his sweet, sexy vocals and soulful productions. This renegade musician is always in search of the new, the different, the transgressive. Whether he's on the decks, on the microphone, or rocking a live set, the flavour is being felt.

The economic crisis is no more apparent than in Detroit than in any other city, it's heartbreaking what impacted you the most from your visit to Movement/DEMF this year?

I think what affected me is the same thing that always affects me when I have visited Detroit, even with the current economic crisis aside, is the situation in Detroit in general. seeing the state it is in as a result of the industry leaving Detroit and the way it has been left virtually as a ghost town.

What sets Detroit apart from the others cities you’ve played at?

I think being able to perform in the birthplace of techno, in general. Just to be able to add my little piece of stitching in the fabric of techno there.

What was favorite artist or act at DEMF? Which inspired you and left an impression? Besides yourself of course. :)

I liked Cassy's set alot. Dj sneak jacked it up. and Soul Clap, Crazy Larry, Derek Plaslaiko and Eddie C at shit show really blew me away, as did the entire shit show as a whole. there were so many solid sets played there and just an incredible party overall. Wow! Thanks to Matt Abbott/secrets.

Are there any tracks where massive bombs this Movement/DEMF? Or anything you heard more than once?

Mmm. To be honest, there were some bombs, but they were some tracks I did not know.. (I guess I should have pulled out the iPhone and used Shazaam. haha)

What the one piece of advice you would give to any one going to Movement/DEMF based on your personal experience?

Drink lots of water, take all of your vitamins, and bring some extra socks.

Okay, enough about Detroit its time for some fun!

What’s playing in the IPod besides EDM?

Elliott Smith, Zeppelin, Dj Nobody, Dj Kutmah, Gonjasufi, Townes Van Zandt, Bell Gardens, Beck/Sea change.

If one song were to describe your life, which song would that be? Ramblin Man.

Describe your fighting style: drunken master or angry monkey? Drunken master.

If deserted on an island, what three things would you want and why would you choose them?

3 wishes (1. no suffering 2. peace on earth 3. unlimited free records ;) ... I know, I sound like a pageant contestant.

Would you rather be invisible or be able to read minds?

Able to read minds. So I can make a living as a traveling mind reading show.

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