i-DJ: dj boring
He won us over with his ode to Winona and the adorable puppy in his press shot. Meet the super fun DJ Boring!
Lo-fi house producer DJ Boring is far from it. If you haven't heard his "Winona" track then you're missing out. It samples one of the best women in the world and has proved an effective soundtrack for both work and play. Then there's his George Michael remix tribute, a must listen for fellow fans. Currently on his world tour, Tristan, aka DJ Boring, is performing in Hamburg tonight and Istanbul tomorrow night, before heading to Australia for the next leg. Promise us you'll keep an eye out for the three EPs he has coming out this year? Until then, stick his i-D mix on and get to know him below.
Hi DJ Boring! What's this mix all about?
This mix is a collection of tunes I have gathered, either stuff I'm really digging or tunes I'm playing out on my tour.
How and why did you start making music?
I started making music when I was about 16. At the time I was heavily influenced by Animal Collective, Qua, and Ratatat, so I started making that kind of vibe.
What was the first album you ever bought?
First album would have been either Toxicity by System of a Down or The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
Where did all this lo-fi house come from?
To be honest, the style of lo-fi house has always been around, even before the people I look up to, e.g. Anthony Naples, Terekke, Huerco S.
What do you know now that you wish you had known when you were 16?
That there is a life past World of Warcraft.
What would your dream rider consist of?
Dream rider, huh? A nice bottle of gin. I'm not greedy, that will suffice.
Which three tracks are essential to your sets?
"Mango Bay" by X-coast. "Route Acid" by Hymns. "Outside" by George Michael.
All-time favorite Winona moment?
At the end of Beetlejuice where she starts to float. She dances and sings too: Harry Belafonte, "Jump In The Line."
Which artists or producers are you a particular fan of at the moment?
Call me whatever you like, but I fanboy hard for DJ Seinfeld. Everything the man has been bringing out has been 100. A couple others I'm really digging at the moment are Frits Wentink who is absolutely outstanding, and Hymns from Melbourne.
What film do you think your discography would best soundtrack?
Poawh, crazy question, that's a difficult one dude... perhaps a 1999 film on an English couple drinking tea.
Your house is on fire. After loved ones, what do you save?
My record collection. And if I have a chance, my skateboard as well.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained a new ability, what would it be?
I got asked this at work yesterday — crazy! I'd say speak and understand every language.
If you could ask anyone a question, who would you ask, and what?
I'd ask George Michael if he'd accompany me for a drink.
What is your greatest ambition?
To one day have my own family.