DJ Five Venoms
1) Tell us something about yourself that your fans may not know.
A: I was a drummer in a Metal band called The Killing when I was 18. I toured and played a few festivals, Hell Fest, New England Metal Fest.
2) How has being from Miami had an impact on your music style?
A: I'm originally from New Jersey. I Moved to Orlando in 2007 then to Miami at the end of 2017. The Miami culture of late night or early morning whatever way you look at it, parties and beaches. It really inspires me to make music with good energy. It's living in paradise everyday.
3) Who are some artists who influenced your music style?
A: Growing up I have had plenty of different musical influences. I listen to a wide variety of music from Hip Hop, Punk and Metal, funk, and gospel. I have to say one of my biggest influences has to be Wu-tang Clan. They have a variety of styles built into one product. One song can be a song about partying, the next is grieving about a lost friend, and then another one could be about how they grew up broking and now have money. That inspires me to not stay in a box when it comes to music
4) What was the inspiration or idea behind your new single 'Too Toxic?'
A: We were inspired by the climate of the country. We recorded Too Toxic a couple weeks after the George Floyd killing, there were a lot of protests going on, and people were out of money because of quarantine. Things weren’t the best. It seemed like everyone was struggling one way or another. So we wanted to send a message that hard times aren’t forever. On the song we speak on getting away from bad energy and how to prepare for hard times but you have to fight through them.
5) If you could only have 1 collaboration for the rest of your career, who would it be?
A: Yes, I have an idea of having a collaboration with artists from the 90’s and now. I would love to have a Wu-tang Clan and A$AP Mob callab. There was a song call “The Worst” back in the day that was Wu-tang and Onyx. It would be something along those lines with a lot of back and forth between the artists. Imagine Rocky and Method man on one verse then Raekwon and Ferg and the next. I think it would be dope.
6) What's next for you as an artist heading into 2021?
A: I am continuing to drop music into 2021. I have a few more singles in the chamber. I'm known as DJ Five Venoms, the Dj for Rolling Loud and the Liv and Story Nightclubs. So my team and I are adding artists to the resume.
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