“I was a Bat Whisperer”: Smile for Camera’s DROP THE LIME Interview + Exclusive Mix!

Over here @ Smile for Camera we have had the opportunity to interview some of the best talent in music, (particularly “EDM” or what ever the hell you want to call it). In honor of our flagship weekly event in Orlando, takeovr – celebrating 3 years this Tuesday @ Roxy, we caught up with TROUBLE & BASS founder DROP THE LIME for an interview.

Lucky us, he also gave us an exclusive Smile for Camera mix:

Drop the Lime – SFC Exclusive Mix 

All hail DROP THE LIME.

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“I was a Bat Whisperer”: Smile for Camera’s DROP THE LIME INTERVIEW

 

 

SFC:
First things first: Obama or Romney? Just Kidding! Let’s talk about music.

DTL:
Alec Baldwin.

 

SFC:
Trouble & Bass recently went thru a metamorphosis of sorts. It’s always been a source of dark dancey-ness, but what lies ahead now that the label has died and come back to life?

DTL:
We are expanding our musical releases beyond strictly club/ dj oriented sounds. Doing a lot of collaborations with live acts in NYC – Hussle Club, CREEP, Jail Bait to name a few. We are also expanding our merchandise into shirts, Jackets, and T-shirts with prints that revolve beyond our logo. Everything is still dark and dangerous of course.

 

SFC:
Any new artists coming to the roster or big projects on the horizon for the core crew?

DTL:
Besides the collaborations, we are releasing a lot of new up and coming guys like DAMN KIDS, TONY QUATTRO, and a cinematic space soundtrack by this young kid, LAST DEFENDER. Star Eyes has a new EP dropping end of the next month which is also something creepy yet romantically strong.

 

SFC:
This is your 2nd time in Orlando, the first as Drop The Lime. What do you want us to know about the set you’re about to drop?

DTL:
Last time I played I DJ’d as Curses! with the Institubes french house crew. So this time around Expect me to go all over the place genre wise. My dj sets are always a mixture of everything bass heavy, techy, housy, trappy, and then even some rockabilly. just a rowdy time.

 

SFC:
You’ve exposed some great music and artists thru TROUBLE & BASS, as well as put out a bunch of your own great tracks. What are you most proud of?

DTL:
We have always caught an early ear on talent.. did boy 8 bit’s first US release with a Jack Beats remix, Samo Sound Boy, Zombies For Money… all great acts that have grown to do big things now.

 

SFC:
You’ll be strictly DJing at Takeovr here in Orlando Tuesday, but you have an extensive live show now as well. What was it like getting all that together?

DTL:
The full live band is a lot to bring on the road, but so much fun. We have been getting local burlesque and go-go dancers in each city worldwide to keep a different and exciting pace. The full live band show is still evolving, and probably still will continue to through to the next album.

 

SFC:
What was the most interesting job you had before you became a DJ/artist?

DTL:
I was a Bat Whisperer.

 

SFC:
Everyone’s a DJ now, we’re sure you got the memo. Any sage advice for those just getting into it?

DTL:
Don’t imitate whats popular. find a path thats original and stick to your guns. timeless is key if youre truly passionate about being in music. a flash in the pan can only last so long.

 

SFC:
What are your thoughts on music blogs and the free promo game? It seems to be becoming standard for a lot of artists to just give away their tunes and try to get gigs based on those.

DTL:
I’m all for sharing. more exposure means more appreciation, which leads to rowdier partying.

 

SFC:
What are the three most messed up things you’ve seen from behind the decks during your illustrious DJing career?

DTL:
Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll.

 

SFC:
The dance festival scene has really exploded in America in the past year. Who would play mainstage for your own, fantasy dance festival?

DTL:
Aphex Twin vs John Carpenter.

 

SFC:
They only serve one alcoholic drink at the festival, what is it?

DTL:
Rye Whiskey.

 

SFC:
Thoughts on the button-pushing debate?

DTL:
Obama or Romney?

 

SFC:
You’re in the electric chair, about to be executed for a crime you may or may not have commited. Any final words?

DTL:
See you soon.

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Smile for Camera’s takeovr:  The 3 Year Anniversary w/ DROP THE LIME | 09.18.12 @ Roxy

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