Zomboy: Taking the Crowd to Another Level

February 5, 2015 -

Daily Beat Staff

On Thursday, the 29th of January, after his stop in Omaha, NE, Zomboy shut the show down at Fluxx in San Diego. He dropped some of his most recent tracks such as "Nuclear" and "Skull 'n' Bones" from his latest album, "The Outbreak." The atmosphere in the club was wild and Zomboy was sure to keep the bassheads on their feet the whole night. After being front and center for the entire show, I had the pleasure of talking to him and asking him a few questions about his life in the music industry and if there are any future tracks we should be looking forward to.

DB: So you just put on an amazing performance out there. What did you think about the crowd? 

Zomboy: Thank you! I think they were expecting a whole lot of that commercial shit, and I try to get as far away from that as I can get. Hahaha

DB: Yeah which is why I was right in the front for this. Haha

Zomboy: Yeah that's awesome.

DB: So how did you get started in the music industry?

Zomboy: Umm well I've always been up around bands, so my whole background is like rock and metal bands...

DB: I got a little bit of that from your performance tonight.

Zomboy: Oh yeah, and my stage presence. Haha But I was like a sound engineer in a recording studio for bands, and I grew up this tiny town in the middle of nowhere and it wasn't very interesting there, so I moved to London studying and I met a bunch of people from London who had been around dance music their whole lives, which i had never heard of, and someone introduced me to "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"...


DB: I just have to say that "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" is one of my favorite songs to hear.

Zomboy: Oh yeah it's a game changer, it's definitely a game changer.

DB: That's why I love this whole scene.

Zomboy: Yeah that dude stepped it up to the next level. He took dubstep and shoved something disgusting up its ass. Hahaha

DB: Yeah Skrillex is great. That's awesome though! Okay so I've seen a lot of artist perform and I feel like a lot of them vibe off of the crowd, but tonight I feel like the crowd was vibing off of you. I thought that was amazing. How do you feel about that? What are you doing when you're out there?

Zomboy: I mean typically my general stage presence is pretty fucking hectic, but tonight I had to kind of...Well, i normally go harder than that. Haha

DB: Yeah I've seen your 12ft jumps during your shows. I don't know how you do that and still have legs. Haha

Zomboy: You have to pick and choose the time to do it. Like this is not the right time to do it. It's a very uh bottle service vibe and I was like fuck it, if they're not going to get into on their own, then I'm going to make them get into it. Haha

DB: Yeah I definitely agree. The crowd was a little different tonight, but it's also a lot harder to go wild at a show when you're dressed up all fancy. So my next question for you is who inspires you?

Zomboy: Oh Sonny of course. Like I said, he changed the game for me and I've been a huge fan ever since.

DB: I should've figured when you dropped a few Jack U songs out there. Now it all makes perfect sense. Haha

Zomboy: Yeah Skrillex kills it.

DB: Do you have any new tracks coming out that we should know of?

Zomboy: I do actually. I have some new stuff coming out but I won't say much about what it is. You're just going to have to wait and see.

DB: Aww okay fair enough. I'm excited to see what you have in store for us!

Zomboy: Thank you. I appreciate it.

DB: So if you could collaborate with one artist, who would it be?

Zomboy: Hmm I would have to say Chromeo. I get down to Chromeo! Haha

DB: Nice. Haha That would be really interesting and fun. I hope it happens!

DB: So for my personal interest, do you prefer performing in outdoor settings or indoor settings? And why?

Zomboy: Outdoors are pretty crazy, but it definitely depends on the time of the day. If it's during the day and it's hot and sunny, then the crowd isn't really into it as much, and it also depends on if there is rain or not. So yeah it definitely just depends on the weather. They are both different experiences, but I still enjoy both crowds.

DB: Awesome. Awesome. Okay so you travel a lot. Where has been your favorite place to visit while performing?

Zomboy: I would have to say Argentina. Argentina is wild. They have some of the most passionate people I've ever met, which makes it my favorite place to perform.

DB: Different from the crowd you had tonight here in San Diego I bet.

Zomboy: Oh yeah, way different!

DB: So my last question for you comes directly from a fan in the crowd tonight. He wanted to know if you'd like a light show? How do those make you feel?

Zomboy:  Well I feel like you would have to be tripping on "E" or something to really enjoy it, so unless I was on something then maybe, but I've never touched a single drug in my entire life besides maybe a little bit of weed when I was younger, so I probably wouldn't enjoy it.

DB: Well that's great. Thank you so much for your time. I really enjoyed your set tonight and I wish you luck in the future.

Zomboy: Thank you so much!


Well there you have it! If you ever go to a Zomboy show, don't expect to hear that mainstream stuff because you will be disappointed. Don't try giving him a light show either because he probably won't enjoy it. And last but not least, look out for his new stuff coming out soon. I promise you won't be disappointed and if you ever get the chance to see one of his shows, I highly suggest watching him vibe so hard off of his music and jumping 12ft in the air. It's definitely a site you wouldn't want to miss.

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