Some history. Jask was one of the major players to introduce the acid jazz sound to Tampa & most of central Florida in the early 90's. He elevated his game in production and remixes with an incredible run of tracks via notable labels like Vega, King Street, NiteGrooves, Soulfuric, Om, Defected, Large Music, Salted, Sole Channel, & Transport. We caught up with the Thai-Soul kid to discuss music, the 70s, and why he loves to DJ.
What made you want to DJ?
Hip Hop culture…the music, the art, the dancing, the lifestyle.
What was the first track you bought specifically to DJ with?
Public Enemy album “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.
Everybody wants to be a DJ these days. What ignites your passion to continue, despite the competitiveness within club culture?
The love for the music (the creativity, the art, the passion)…connecting with people all over the world….traveling all over the world…experiencing other cultures.
If you could go back in time and be involved in the club scene of any era, when would this be and why?
Most likely the 70’s….Be in the thick of the disco era and experiencing how that was…the scene, the lifestyle, the music, the fashion, and the arts.
If you could go B2B with any DJ on the planet, who would it be and where?
Grant Nelson….dudes a beast behind the decks…….place would be a party on the beaches of Greece somewhere.
What was the last tune that was stuck in your head before this interview?
The Check Up “Move Me” on Large Music
If you could have made any of the the records you have played which one would it be and why?
Roger Sanchez. Underground Solution “Luv Dancin’………It was one of the records that I fell in love with during my youth in high school and one of the records that said to me, this is what I want to do in life and pretty much pointing me in the direction of House Music.
What’s your musical guilty pleasure? – Don’t be shy.
Pretending I’m 15 again and trying to breakdance when I hear anything old school hiphop, but my bum knee and old backbones just say hell no :)
Catch Jask at West Coast Weekender Friday May 5 at Spin Nightclub.