Take two kids out of Baltimore, mix in talent and taste, throw in a ton of different styles of music and you get the bumpin’ duo Devlin and Darko (also known as the DJ’s behind Spankrock).
Word hit the street that Chris Devlin and Ronnie Darko were going to be pit-stopping in Los Angeles to play an Xbox party along with New York legend Stretch Armstrong. With that in mind, Trash Menagerie had to twist-arm Devlin into squeezing in a mini-interview shortly before hitting the decks and we held back no bars in asking questions ranging from professional to semi-absurd.
First things first…
bK: Enlighten our readers for those unfamiliar with Baltimore. What is it to you?
CD: Many things. It means friends, family, and where I cut my teeth as a DJ. Oh- and great Crabcakes.
bK: What encompasses the work you do with Spankrock?
CD: Ron and I are the Dj’s for the next record. We co-produced a track with another Baltimore guy and we DJ Spankrock’s live shows
bK: What’s your favorite shit to mix right now and what are you absolutely sick of?
CD: Fave would be Yeah Yeah Body Rocks … What I hate is listening to is an hour of distorted basslines. Those are good in moderation.
bk: What music is in your head when you are doing the following activities:
1. Having sex
CD: Circus music
2. Before you play
CD: Frack n Smack
3. When you’re jacking off
CD: My iPhone reverberating youporn
4. When driving
CD: I don’t drive
bK: How is your relationship with the Windish agency?
CD: It’s pretty good
bK: If your music with Spankrock was a baby- who fucked to make it an what was the situation?
CD: Two wayward souls lost on Route 40 and they were wearing stockings.
bK: What party would you say really excites you?
CD: Big Day Out in Australia. We’ve only been once so far, though.
bK: What are the top 3 songs that influence your work that are pre-1980?
CD: I would have to say…
- Chic- Everybody Dance
- Pink Floyd- Money
- Jimi Hendrix- Stone Freak
bK: If your music was walking down the street, describe how he/she would be:
CD: A gremlin with an umbrella in the daytime in June
bK: Who are you jonesin’ to play with musically?
CD: Shawn Shaffie
bK: Who the fuck is Shawn Shaffie?
CD: The future. He was in Baltimore.
Shortly after this small series of questions took place, Devlin joined Darko and hit the decks. Within 30 minutes the music was pounding and people somehow managed to pull themselves away from playing Xbox to shake it… fantastic set by this duo, they’re definitely one to see again!
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