10 Questions with ... DJ Gonzo (Christopher Gonzalez)
March 4, 2014
1 - I know you are a true DJ's DJ. Who are three of your biggest influences that put you on this path today?
Tony Humphries, Dave Rajput and Funkmaster Flex really inspired me.
2 - What is your favorite piece of DJ gear and why?
The Rane 68 mixer at the moment. There are so many great features. Plus, I love firing off sweepers with a click of a button and posting them live!
3 - What do you think is wrong with the music industry today and what would you do to fix it?
I personally found better working relationships with people by actually going to visit in person or even a simple phone call over just an e-mail. We all share the same passion at the end of the day. Music.
4 - You are originally from Long Island, NY. Are winters worse in Columbus or Long Island?
Honestly, Columbus really hasn't has a real winter in years ... until now! I would say Columbus ha ha
5 - How do you program Spin Cycle?
Mediabase and actually having my ear to the street. Club gigs are essential to being a mix show DJ.
6 - What do you do to engage your Spin Cycle listeners?
I find much more interaction with the shows through Twitter.
7 - Who are your three favorite remixers right now?
MK, Tiesto and my good friend, DeToto, who lives down the street for some great edits!
8 - Old School House or EDM?
Old School House!
9 - What do you think is the next big thing for music?
Right now, Dance music is on top of its game. I think it's gonna go back to its House roots. Also, you have cats like DJ Cassidy bringing back the funky, old school feel-good rhythms. I'd like to see Hip-Hop recreate itself.
10 - Where have you had the best pizza in your life?
Mama's Italian Restaurant in Copiague, Long Island. Sooo good!