Seattle’s own Supreme La Rock aka Mr. Supreme blesses us today on “Get 2 Know” as he was recommended by DJ Skeme Richards. The term “well-respected” is an understatement as we’ve heard him recommended for gigs countless times throughout the ages by not just fans, but other DJs. And for those who think they have a serious vinyl collection, you are perhaps aspiring to achieve a portion of Supreme La Rock’s hand picked gems.
What gear are you DJing with?
2 Technics 1210 MK2 turntables, Rane 62 mixer, Macbook Pro with Serato and a whole lot of 45s and 12″s.
What do you personally consider as your career highlight thus far?
There’s many but one that stands out in particular would be the Super Bowl victory parade the year the Seahawks won it was the biggest party the city’s ever seen with an estimated audience of one half million people in attendance as well as being broadcast on ESPN, NFL channel, various news outlets etc.
How do you balance your relationship with giving the listeners what they want and putting them on to music they need to be exposed to?
I come from an era where the DJ was responsible for breaking new music there wasn’t any youtube back then so it’s not an issue for me as i’ve never changed that in my sets. I’m never afraid to take a chance with a new song that I believe in. If you’ve never cleared a floor before maybe it’s time you start? Every good dj has done it.
DJs are the original record breakers, so what local/regional artist do you currently support?
There’s a lot as Seattle talent is really starting to come around, I like Grace Love, Fly Moon Royalty, The Physics, Flvr Blu to name a few off top.
Pass the torch. What DJ should MyWayDJ interview next and why?
Marsellus Wallace because he truly is THE soundtrack pro, his record collection is 2nd to none and he’s just completed a monster of a mix tape he let me preview.
About Supreme La Rock
Seattle’s Supreme La Rock (a.k.a. Danny Clavesilla) is an internationally respected DJ that continues to bring authentic DJ culture to the forefront every time he steps up to the decks. Also a renowned crate digger and vinyl enthusiast who was instrumental in placing a contemporary spotlight on Seattle’s vibrant 60s and 70s soul scene through Light In The Attic’s Wheedle’s Groove compilations, DJ Supreme La Rock commands the respect of both fellow DJs and artists as well as his ecstatic dance floors with his discerning ear, impeccable taste, and seamless mixing skills.
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