DJ KSin Interview
Okaino: How long have you been DJing?
KSin: Since 98' but more into the internet aspects and professional side since 05'.
Okaino: What got you into DJing?
KSin: DJ Screw did at first, then DJ Dolby D (UGK's DJ) who is well known in the area, is who really got me into the dj artform.
Okaino: How would you describe your approach to spinnin records?
KSin: My approach is more or less described as "calculated procrastination on a creative mindframe".
Okaino: What/who are your musical influences?
KSin: I'm influenced musically through all genres of music, but mainly rap influenced me early. Alot of west coast rap, but that's from DJ Screw who through his art put me on those artists. Artists like Ice Cube, Spice 1, Too Short. Also East Coast, artists like Mobb Deep, Biggie, Method Man. Southern music is always a go to me musically though, artists like U.G.K., Outkast, MJG & Eightball, ESG, Lil Keke, are always gonna be on a playlist of mines.
Okaino: How would you describe chopped and screwed music (you can drop the history of screwed music here if you want.)
KSin: I would describe it nothing less than an artform. It's simple to outsiders, but very complex to OG screwheads. I've been on the genre since 94' and at first I thought it was a joke, but it grew on me quick. Being from Lake Charles, Louisiana we were closer to Texas and heavily influenced by the culture.
Okaino: What is the difference between your Slowed N Throwed Remixes and Chopped and Screwed music?
KSin: Nothing. It what you call it, most people name it things other than Screwed just out of respect for DJ Screw, but no matter if its Slowed N Throwed, Chopped Not Slopped, Slowed N Sliced, its all the same and as long as you pay homage to the Originator its all good IMO
Okaino: In your opinion what is the best magicizaproblem/magic okaino project youve worked on so far? why? (if possible to answer)
KSin: All Magic projects have been different in there own way, some more creative than others, and some more flow than others. If I had to pick I would say MOTF2
Okaino: Name me 5 albums that still haven't got old to you.
KSin: DJ Screw - All Work, No Play
Lil Keke - The Commission
Eminem - Marshall Mathers
Kanye West - The College Dropout
ESG - Shinin' & Grindin'
Okaino: Whats your latest project (mention the strategy you used with ig names and what you were trying to accomplish)
KSin: My latest solo project was #Slowvember4, I did a tape for just indie artists.
Tagging them on IG is something i started last year, I feel like its a great platform for networking and most people will have an instagram before a twitter.
Okaino: Where can people reach you at?
KSin: Folks can reach me on social media, or just by my email email@example.com
Facebook: Kendrick DJKSin Sinegal
Also check my website out screwworldblog.com
Okaino: Extra question what does art mean to you?
KSin: Art, in my opinion, means "expression". Meaning that any expression or outward feelings that you as a person, express to the world or other people is art. Simple things like the way you tie your shoes and someone notices it, or things like a painting, drawing, or music are all art. The way a person speaks is art. Life is art.