DJ Boris: "There's More DJs Than Doctors, Lawyers, Police, and Firemen Combined"
Everyone is ripping everyone off, from hip-hop to house to rock, everyone samples everyone's music, going back to early funk and everything. But it's not ripping off, it's sampling. There's no way around it. That's the reality of it.
You ever play for like Sunny Isles Russian mobsters and thugs and shit?
I play for everybody. And believe it or not, a majority of my following are Colombians, Venezuelans, and Dominicans from playing at Space, and Pacha New York over the course of time and establishing a certain clienetele. All sorts of people come out. I play quite a few gay markets too.
What about the evolution of electronic music?
Well it's definitely evolved. When I started out and told people I was a DJ, they would look at you like, "What's a DJ?" And now every other person you meet is a DJ. There's more DJs than doctors, lawyers, police, and firemen combined. The mystique is pretty much gone.
You think that's good or what?
It's good for the sense that the DJ thing has become the rock star, and as far as travelling and doing what I do and making a great living, it's exploded.
How do you like Gryphon, how these Seminoles treating you?
It's great. I love it. The energy is top notch, the people are top notch, and I always look forward to it.
How did that Believe in Boris start?
I was a resident at Crobar in NYC in 2004, and my first night they had like a kind of a red LED ticker going across, and the light guy, Mike D, on my first night he wrote that and it stuck.
What you got for WMC?
Getting ready for the Get Wet pool parties at the Surfcomber and, of course, we're gonna do a Believe party at Space.
What do you think of Ultra?
Ultra is good for the scene. Festivals are good for the scene.