TRAINSPOTTING: DJ Q & A AND PODCAST WITH PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
L.A. RECORD x Stones Throw Podcast
Peanut Butter Wolf will be spinning a set at Costa Mesa’s Abstract Workshop on Sat., Feb. 23.
Where are you from?
I was born in Maryland, but lived most of my childhood and teenage years in San Jose. 408, baby!
Where do you live now?
Are you digital or vinyl?
Both, as well as music videos.
What mixer do you use?
I like the Rane TTM57, but I might try out the new Pioneer mixer for my video sets if they give it to me for free—hint hint.
Shure 44Gs if I’m playing rare vinyl because they are the least hard on your records as far as cue-burning intros of songs. Shure 447s if I’m using Serato because they have a higher output than the Gs and more clarity.
What are your turntables of choice?
Technics 1200. Without a doubt.
First time you ever DJed?
On my birthday in 1984. In my bedroom. Got my first mixer and I was sprung!
My first time on a stage opening for Triniere in ’87 was weird. But mixing electro instrumentals at a rave on an Indian reservation in the late ‘90s while Q-bert and A-Trak scratched over my selections was probably the weirdest. There was a dust storm and all my records got ruined. The needle was skating across the turntable over a layer of dirt.
What are you playing in your set right now?
Videos. I got a bunch of ‘em.
What are you listening to in your car?
James Pants album that we just finished. Good stuff. And the Koushik album that’s also not released yet.
Last record you bought and where?
I bought about thirty old 12” singles at a secret spot I just discovered where there are no prices on the records and they’re in no type of order in the store. You gotta kneel on the dirty carpet and go through boxes to find the good stuff, and you gotta spend at least an eight-hour shift going through them. I told the guy I’d give him $5 each for the records and he agreed.
Best record you scored for $1?
I guess that would be the Grandmaster Lover, but most of my most cherished records were either a dollar or a hundred dollars. There’s little in between.
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PEANUT BUTTER WOLF WITH JOSH ONE, COCOE, HYDER AND SCOTTY COATS AT ABSTRACT WORKSHOP AT DETROIT BAR., 845 W. 19TH ST., COSTA MESA. 9:30 PM / $10 / 21+. WWW.ABSTRACT-WORKSHOP.COM.