Hey, DJ! Q&A with Kid Hum
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and ask them to play that new song by such and such -- you know, the one that goes... This week's subject: Kid Hum.
Name: DJ Dylon / Kid Hum
Club night(s): I just take what I can get. I do Basementalism Radio every Saturday from 4-7 PM.
Style(s) of music you spin: Mostly Rap. Mostly new stuff.
So what's your story, in 100 words or less? Been at this since 2002. I am a product of Basementalism Radio. I love Rap music and am kind of addicted to Digging so there is really nothing I can do about it. I also make beats under the name Kid Hum.
Name of a track you can't get out of your head: Freddie Gibbs "Murda On My Mind"
Name of an artist you're currently championing in your DJ sets: Freddie Gibbs, Lil B, Slim Thug, Eminem, Whygee, Sunkenstate, UGK, Chamillionaire, Z-RO, DOOM, Fashawn, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, 2Pac, 50 Cent, & always some Stonethrow and Dilla stuff.
What's been your best crate digging experience in another country (if you've had a good one)? Man I don't really have a cool answer. When I go out of state I like to map out a thrift store mission in the phonebook though, and hit the dollar bins really hard. This Christian thrift store in Grand Junction was a good find, their crates really surprised me.
Best club experience in another country (again, if you've had a good one)?
Musical mantra: Basically music is a language by itself so quit talking about it and listen to it. There is no right or wrong with music, we all have individual preference.
Favorite DJ experience: Off the top of my head I would have to say doing the Basementalism Christmas Party at DJ Lazy Eyez house back in the day. Another one is when I got paid an exorbitant amount of money to play a cultural fest at Red Rocks Community College. I really went all out in putting together a multi-cultural, multi-genre thing together for that and it came off nicely.
Worst request: This girl told me to play something that rocks instead of Jimi Hendrix recently.
Worst club faux pas you've committed: Not getting paid up front.
Most treasured vinyl score: I got this soul record for 50 cents at the now non-existent Salvation Army in Arvada, the first time I went digging. This dude at a record fair had the same record on sale for $100 a couple years later.
What other music-related projects are you currently working on? I came to the realization lately that I just need to keep them all under wraps, because your word is your bond and a lot of things never pan out. Stuff with Whygee and Sunkenstate as always though.
What's something happening in the local music scene that should be getting more attention? Rap music in general. Karma & FOE's stage show, 3 The Hardway's album, Whygee & Sunkenstate, my Offshore Drilling & Fossil Fuel albums, DJ Cysko Rokwel, The Pirate Signals Of Gods & Gangsters Vol. 1, and XPERIMENT!!
What elements would your fantasy club night entail? Pay me in blunts and let me smoke up the DJ booth. Lots of pole dancing around the DJ booth. & an armed security guard who takes requests in a cardboard box.
Question we didn't ask you but you often ask yourself: What in the fuck is going on?
Next time we can see you spin: Just follow me on Twitter: @kidhum