YS the DJ is an emerging party rocker, blurring the lines between corporate and cool by working both with major brands and local acts. The one man wolf pack was someone we needed to sit down as he represents the new generation of DJs that set trends by just doing what they want to do humbly.
What gear are you DJing with?
Just 2 Technic 1200s & Serato. I switch up my mixers (Rane 57/62, Traktor Z2) but other wise, I keep it pretty simple.
What do you personally consider as your career highlight thus far?
So far, it’s opening for DJ Jazzy Jeff . The spot was kinda hood and didn’t look like your typically Jazzy Jeff crowd so to see Jeff put my residency crowd in a headlock with ease was a humbling experience haha.
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?
It starts with being mindful of the gigs you take in the first place. Do your homework from the venue to the promoter and really get a feel of who the crowd is and what they want. If the gap between what you and they want is large, it might not be the gig for you.
DJs are the original record breakers, so what local/regional artist do you currently support?
I’ve been playing a lot of Young M.A. & Manolo Rose out of New York but with most of my music discovery happening online, location is pretty much irrelevant to me. If it’s hot and I like it, I’ll play it.
Pass the torch. What DJ should MyWayDJ interview next and why?
I’d say Anthony Somebody of QuiteHype. He’s an interesting guy. New to DJing, I like the energy he brings and how he isn’t married to the norms of being a black, east coast DJ. He’s a troublemaker with his sets (in a good way).
About YS the DJ
Philly-born, Brooklyn-based Sean Mc has spun at clubs around the world from Brooklyn’s Kinfolk to Atlanta’s Department Store and China’s F1. He’s also spun events for Red Bull, Reebok and Vans and opened for headline acts Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Mac Miller & DJ Jazzy Jeff. He’s appeared on Revolt TV while receiving mentions on Complex, XXL, and Hypebeast.
None. Crews are great with coordination and common vision but I’m really enjoying doing my own thing. One man wolf pack, The Hangover style.