DJ Name: Lieutenant Lush, Lieulush
Real Name: Jay Gatling
Where are you from?
San Francisco, CA
How long have you been DJ’ing?
Around one year
What got you into being a DJ?
After growing weary of the radio I started to make my own mixes. After occasionally posting mixes online, more people started digging them, and I eventually found myself djing events. Joined Verducci Entertainment Productions based in Berkeley, CA to gain more experience in djing events, such as weddings and corporate & high school events.
When was your first exposure to electronic music?
A while back my friend played some Zed's Dead mix and I was madly intoxicated by musical euphoria. Then during a trip around Europe in Spring 2016, exposure to the electronic & dance club scene in Paris had taken complete control of me. Electronic music has been my preferred selection ever since.
Who are your musical influences?
Aphex Twin, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, Madvillain, Portishead
What parties are you playing at this year?
None scheduled for the remainder of 2017.
What were your favourite parties you’ve played at?
Preferably small intimate settings with either a few people or a small crowd.
Do you produce your own music?
I've toyed around with ableton quite a bit but nothing too serious.
Are you signed to a record label?
Do you ever play live or do you just DJ?
Both, though I prefer to play house live.
Who are some live acts that inspire you?
James Blake, Shigeto
Who were the 3 most influential artists of last year?
Bjork, Grimes, King Krule
If you could go to one gig tonight where would you go?
What can we expect from you this year?
What would you say the single most vital piece of tech is?
What is that thing that most people don’t know about you?
Avid Madonna fan
If you could give any advice to young DJ’s just starting to get into DJ’ing what would it be?
Everything's tight if the music's right