He’s done sets at the original House of Yes, and Wreck Room, and will be spinning on 9.7.13 at Brooklyn Wildlife’s Summer Festival @Paperbox – a 12 hour celebration of Brooklyn affiliated art with over 50 live acts and performances. (Get your tickets here.)
Ruth Nineke: What made you start spinning?
JX Cannon: I composed music for an experimental theater piece called Gravity that ran at the House of Yes last summer. The director asked me to dj for a little bit after each performance. Its grown from there.
RN: What was one of the first records you heard and immediately fell in love with?
JX: There’s a few. Proceed by The Roots, All Caps by Madvillain, Electricity by Captain Beefheart, Ghost Town by The Specials, Cosmic Dancer by T Rex.
RN: When did you spin your first party?
JX: A rooftop party I threw in alphabet city. I played with Cakes Da Killa, Ratking, Bitches Is Crazy, and 85th.
RN: What’s your favorite music to spin?
JX: Im really feeling kuduro right now, also garage house, dancehall, and weird internet rappers.
RN: Describe your sound.
JX: Wild. I play alot of “EDM” but also play shit like Los Zafiros and Fine Young Cannibals.
RN: What’s your ideal party.
JX: Goons and queers and bad bitches and stoners and candy kids and catholic schoolgirls coexisting under one funk.
RN: When did you get to NYC?
JX: I live in the Bronx. I moved there the day after graduation high school. Ive been here for about 5 years.
RN: What was your first Brooklyn party?
JX: Dom O Briggs brought my friend Flip and I to an NYU house party where everyone was on poppers and/or had a high top fade.
RN: How did you become involved with BK Wildlife?
JX: I was like “Yo Chris Whats Good” and he was like “Aight Come Thru”
RN: Any mixes/projects in the pipeline?
JX: I’m working on a new ep of dance music that will drop late September/early October.