Caught up with the big homie and co-host of Fire Poo PDX, DJ Nature. Learn more about him and what he had to say about Fire Poo…
Fire Poo: When did you stop riding with the Hells Angels and decide to become a DJ?
Nature: I gave up the Hells Angels when they decided training wheels weren’t hard, but I’m still very active in the PDX Volvo posses. I’ve been molesting turntables as well since about 2001-2002
Fire Poo: What were the first set of turntables you ever purchased?
Nature: First “set” were the tried and true Tech 1200′s (why half step right?), but I bought a gaggle of worthless single units (stanton, silver3g, Fisher Price yo) in my experimental days.
Fire Poo: What’s your take on the new iPad DeeJay app? It is just for posers or does it have enough street cred?
Nature: If you are “future guy” and that’s your shit, more power to you. Especially if you can rock well with it.
To me though, it has Carlton Banks street cred. I’m all about adding in effect units, additional production pieces and hardware, but leaving out turntables all together seems ridiculous. We don’t need to get too futuristic. It should get widespread use when 3 breasted women are the norm. (See Total Recall)
Fire Poo: How did you learn about Fire Poo?
Nature: Cheapshot’s fame knows no boundries. I heard whispers in the womb. That, and I look before I flush. Jokes aside, a DJ event based around creating a community rather than promoting anything in general is a great concept. I’ve seen pre-gig DJ “family” dinners in other cities, but nothing of this level. Propers spread quick.
Fire Poo: What do you have to say to the FAKE DJ Nature’s in Puerto Rico and UK?
Nature: I encourage anybody who would like to go by DJ Nature to do so. Just keep sending people to djnature.com. They can have friendster. That being said, I believe the “fake” Nature out of UK has some ill production skills.
Fire Poo: Tell us a drunken random cool moment from when you DJed at the PDX Do Over.
Nature: We took it to the next level. A “Supreme” DJ that will remain unnamed passed out in the strip club after party and vowed never to drink with me again. I heard I played some records too. Proof. http://soundcloud.com/therealdjnature/dj-nature-live-at-the-do-over
Fire Poo: What is the craziest thing to happen to you when you DJed on those cruises? Give us something juicy.
Nature: A well aged woman approached me with “You look like Bradley Cooper with a bit of Jesse James. I’d sit on either of their faces. Can I take a picture with you?” – The subsequent photos are amazing if you are lucky and dirty enough to find them.
Fire Poo: If there was a wing-eating contest amongst every DJ in the 503 who do you think would win and why?
Nature: My cohort in the Live & Direct crew Rev Shines may take the crown. I once saw him eat a live chicken for looking at him wrong.
Fire Poo: If you were the executive producer of Master of The Mix, which top 3 DJs would you choose to be judges and why?
Nature: In no particular order:
Craze – A turntablist with battle experience and a DMC history (a great one at that) who still knows how to rock a party. Someone who could comprehend all the crazy shit these dudes do.
Jazzy Jeff because I’d want someone with a deep history who is still relevant. That all around knowledge.
Z-Trip – He’s just so well rounded and dope at what he does.
And bonus judge DJ AM – Just so he could see how many people tried to run with his style and see where the game is at since he passed.
Fire Poo: What’s in the future for DJ Nature?
Long walks on short Beaches. That and Production of: good music, live remixes, and babies
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