[014 BulletCast] Sex Sells NSFW Mix: An Ode to Ghetto Tech
For the 14th installment of BulletCast we bring you Sex Sells, Miami native and member of the Mr. Nice Guy label. He gave us something extra special for this mix, an ode to old school Ghetto Tech and a personal touch on every track featured within. While you listen to this groovy booty mix enjoy his stories about his friendship with Jesse Perez, how he came to Traxsource and his relationship with his recent fiancé.
Tell us about the recent EP release, Baby Itʼs Me.
The EP is out on Plant74 which is Tripmastazʼ (read our interview with him) imprint. I've been a fan of his stuff for a minute now and after connecting with him a few times, he asked if I had any tracks for his label. I sent him four demos and he ended up signing three of them, which became the EP. Baby Itʼs Me. It has all my favorite elements of what, to me, make up a good track. I love a repetitive hook or two in regards to the vox, in this case itʼs a call and response styled vocal over a subby baseline and a nice groove, job done. “Slapped Up” is def more dark nʼ dubby. I've actually had the best feedback on this one. Great support from the local peeps and big wigs too like Raresh, Paco Osuna, Stacey Pullen and Gel Abril. “Sup Doe?” is a homage to those tracks youʼd hear someone warming up a terrace, whether ten years ago or today. No trends, just groove.
What are some of your fondest memories working with your long-time friend and fellow DJ, Jesse Perez?
Haha, there are too many! One would be our most recent party celebrating five years of Mr. Nice Guy. We did it in Miami, naturally, and everything just came together that night. A huge crowd showed up and we got to see so many of the faces that have supported us over the years. Getting to play the music you worked so hard on to a great crowd and with all your label mates, it doesn't get much better than that.
How did you originally come on with Traxsource, and what has your involvement
been with the company?
A good friend from college had a step-brother who already worked for Traxsource. He got me a job interview and the rest is history. I've been there for four years now and Iʼve helped out on everything from techno to marketing but my main and current role is the Tech House A&R manager. Itʼs a blessing to be able to work in the industry your passionate about plus I get to work with amazing people all over the world.
Congrats on your engagement! What is your relationship dynamic like when it comes to the DJ life and frequently traveling to gigs?
Thank you! My fiancé partied with me tons when we started out so she knows all about the scene. I also party way less these days especially when gigging but regardless, what matters most is commitment and trust. She's always my plus one. Cheesy guest list reference? *laughs*
Do you have any upcoming releases or collaborations planned for 2017?
I just had a track drop on Hot Creations called “Ainʼt No Wifey” which got licensed for their new “Paradise on Earth” Mix Series, so that was pretty exciting. Upcoming, I have a single called "Perpetrate" dropping next month on the home-base, Mr. Nice Guy Records. So definitely be on the lookout for that. And I wouldn't be surprised if I finally collaborate on something with the DAKAP homies, Sandy and Robert. We've been talking about doing something for a minute
now and even started a new recent project in the studio. Weʼll see if we can get it together. Happy New Year!