twitter: @TRIBE6_ONiP | soundcloud.com/DJYungSavage
DJ Yung $avage’s name says it all, really. He’s a DJ (duh), he’s knocking on the age of 21 this year and he’s beasted pretty much every mix that he’s put out so far (in my personal opinion). Coming out of the DFW, I had to give him some #LocalLove spotlight and have him answer a few questions for me. Peep what he had to say below and go vibe to his Soundcloud when you’re finished.
Q: Basic info: name, age + birthplace • My name is LaMarkus Willins, but everybody, even some of my family members, know me as Pino. I’ll be 21 in October this year and I was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I’ve been in Dallas for the greatest part of my life tho, feel me..
Q: How long have you been DJ’ing and what inspired you to start up? • I’ve been DJ’ing for about a year and a half now. I started out in Florida during my freshman year of college, I didn’t really know anybody out there, so I figured I’d find me a lil hobby to keep me busy. I ran across SpaceGhostPurrp’s (@HUSTLE4DAWEALTH)* “Alize Mix” on YouTube, it’s a chopped & screwed mix and that s–t changed my life. I spent about 2-3 weeks teaching myself how to chop & screw, then I started uploading my mixes to Soundcloud.
Q: What’s your favorite mix you’ve done so far? • It’d have to be, either “SouthernPlayaScrewTape” or “Big K.R.I.T. Screw Tape”, which I dropped recently; Just because he’s (K.R.I.T.) one of my favorite artist and I spent a lot of time making sure that the tape was perfect.
Q: Any major projects that you’re currently working on? (mixtape etc.) • I have a ton of projects that I’m gonna be dropping this summer, namely, Dom Kennedy’s new tape. I have a collab tape with DJ Purpberry (@DJPurpberry) coming out soon, everything else is business as usual. I’m dropping regular speed mixes monthly now, as well.
Q: Any collabs on your wish list? • No collabs on my wish list that I can think of at the moment but I’m always willing to collab wit other artists or DJs.
Q: Favorite DJ? • I have a few: MechCannibal (@TheMechCannibal), DJ Purpberry and bemyfriend (@_bemyfriend_).
Q: What inspires you to mix? • Whenever I see or hear about people really f–kin wit my mixes, that always sparks a new flame in my passion for doing this and being frustrated with not being where I want to be inspires me as well.
Q: If you could describe your style, what words would you use? • I pride myself on quality, feel me. I keep my mixes simple & smooth and I consistently put a lot of focus on making sure it’s perfect.
Q: What is your ultimate “goal” as a DJ? • I definitely want to be remembered as ONE OF the greatest to chop & screw, but I believe keeping DJ Screw’s sound alive is what’s important. I also want to become a tour DJ for an artist, that would be nice as f–k.
Q: Words of encouragement to your fellow creatives looking to start somewhere. • Just put as much time as you can into your craft, critique yourself often and have fun with the s–t.
*all @ names are for Twitter accounts | Photo Credit: @BeeHester_Raw