We got a chance to catch up with last year’s Poopy winner for Biggest Shit Talker, DJ Evil One. Check out what he had to say about shit talking, The Music Trust and more.
Fire Poo: What disturbingly traumatic event happened to you as a child that caused you to talk so much shit?
Evil One: I got bullied a lot and I was always the nice guy. I didn’t drink or do anything too rebellious as a kid, so I caught a lot of flack for being a square. Fast forward to college, and I realized that the people giving you attitude are doing it because they’re insecure…so I realized that I could use the power of psychology to keep people on their toes. The power of the first strike
Fire Poo: Last year at the Poopys you said, “This guy looks like Christopher Reeves up here with that neck brace right?!” Do you regret that Christopher Reeves joke at all?
Evil One: Honestly, I feel like I disrespected Christopher Reeves by comparing him to Cheapshot. Christopher Reeves had a legendary acting career as Superman and brought a new level of respect to those with disabilities. Cheapshot is just a gigantic asshole.
Fire Poo: Since you’ve moved to LA, do you think you’ll ever convert to a Laker or Clipper fan?
Evil One: I am a Blazer fan for life. You can take the kid out of Portland, but you can’t take the memory of Greg Oden out the kid.
Fire Poo: Tell us more about how the Music Trust came about and what is the day to day like running a DJ booking agency?
Evil One: The Music Trust came to be because all of the other DJ booking companies forgot a simple fact, that THEY work for the talent, not vice versa. I wanted to create a situation where DJs could have someone that would handle their bookings in a professional manner and build a brand and company that pays homage to DJs with skills. On the other hand, DJs are the biggest bunch of complainers on the planet, so it’s a pain in the ass to help them on a day to day basis. Overall, it’s totally worth it.
Fire Poo: What was it like freezing your nuts off and DJing in Alaska? Any interesting stories from up north?
Evil One: DJing, like everything else in Alaska is totally different than anywhere else in the state. It’s completely isolated from the rest of the country, so things take time to make their way up north, whether it be fashion, music or anything cultural. One of my favorite parts of Alaska though is that in the Summer, the sun doesn’t set. I’ve been on 2 AM hikes where the sun is still in the sky. It really changes your thoughts on the world we inhabit to see something like that.
Fire Poo: What’s next for DJ Evil One?
Evil One: I’m going to keep traveling. Keep building The Music Trust. I guess the two main new things are that I’m working on making really fun dance music with my homie Tall Servo out in Minneapolis. We both came up as underground rap nerds, and now we have this love for dance music so that’s fun. I’m also about to step into the ownership role on the club side. I don’t want to give too much away, but I want to take my decade plus knowledge of DJing and club culture and start putting that to good use creating the next generation of dance club venues.