Quickie with a DJ: R3Y GUTI3RR3Z
Favorite drink? Vodka Redbull – (aka Miami Bitch Drink): Ketel One Vodka gives me just enough liquid courage to improvise and experiment during my sets. The sugarless Redbull keeps me going, plus
If you could have one superhero power, what would it be? The power of Kirill. #becauseboobs #champagnefacials
Favorite candy / snack? Skittles/Starburst Variety Pack – I make a mean SkittlesBurst sandwich. Its when you sandwich a Skittle between two Starburst. #Whoala!
What do you drive? 2004 Audi TT Roadster – (aka Miami Bitch Car): Do you see a recurring theme here? You can take the guy out of Miami, but you can’t take Miami out of the guy, especially not his car and cocktail. Besides, the West Coast has the best convertible weather — because we ALL drive convertibles in California, right?
What kind of watch do you wear? Diesel — (aka Miami Douche Watch): When one watch just won’t do, wear two! Part analog, part digital, it’s a mega-oversized Diesel watch. It’s massive, a great conversation starter and I can balance my drinks on it. Seriously. The only downside is it’s terrible for DJing but I make it look badass anyway.
Favorite Sneakers? I stumbled drunk into an Aldo’s once at the Westfield Mall in downtown San Francisco, and happily walked out with a pair of gold and black sneakers which I wear to most of my shows.
If you had one night left to live, how would you spend it? Spending my life savings on “Free to Play” games on my iPad Mini.
What song do you sing in the shower? “Levels” – Avicii (duh.)
Favorite video game? Trick question. No such thing as a single favorite game to rule them all. But, I do have a favorite game for every PlayStation console generation. Ahem. I also work at PlayStation, so I may be a little biased.
PlayStation: Metal Gear Solid
PlayStation 2: Rez
PlayStation 3: Skyrim
PlayStation Portable: Lumines
PlayStation Vita: Persona 4 Golden
What can’t you leave home without? Confidence.
First DJ you ever saw live? Where? DJ Manolo. Seriously, this DJ played at all my friends Quinceañeras parties when I was growing up in Miami.
Most embarrassing performance moment? They’re all pretty embarrassing, actually. Not a single one of my shows or sets are identical; I like to keep myself on my toes and perform a killer (and unpredictable) set. You gotta drop any sort of inhibitions and put yourself out there. You’d be surprised how well your audience will react when you’re willing to do anything for a memorable experience, no matter how embarrassing it can be. We’re all just having a good time, right?
Are you superstitious? About? I strongly believe everything DOES happen for a reason, and there’s a plan for all of us. Side note: since my move to the Bay Area from Miami, I take full credit for having the SF Giants win two World Series and the SF 49ers becoming NFS Champions. Super Bowl XLVII wasn’t my fault. You’re welcome Kaskade!
First album you bought? White Zombie — Nightcrawlers: The KMFDM Remixes
If you had to have eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? My Cuban grandmother’s home cooking.
What’s on your computer wallpaper? Video Editing Suite at PlayStation — MMPR Green Ranger and his DragonZord. Video Editing Suite at Home — Ubisoft: Watch Dogs concept artwork Video MacBook Pro — MMPR White Ranger and his White TigerZord.
What’s the best advice you ever got? From who?
“Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.” – Darth Bane
Favorite piece of DJ equipment? Why? My Sony X Headphones. Killer sound, design and overall quality. I hear the next model is even sexier in more ways than one! Luckily, my friends over at SEL (aka Sony Electronics) supply me with the latest and greatest when it comes to audio and even video. Video note: You can’t go wrong with a Sony NEX-7 with Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Sonnar Lens when shooting video. #justsayin
What DJ do you want to Hug? Party With? DJ alongside live? Tommy Trash. Tommy Trash. Tommy Trash!