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DIVINE INTERFACE: AN AFROPUNK DJ MIX

September 27, 2019
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At the moment, there feels no better way to slide into the weekend than with the 40+ minutes of music that Divine Interface (born: Drew Briggs) has graced us with on this AFROPUNK Mix. It’s a wonderful ride on the far side of 4/4 beats, mixing expertly chosen recent bangers and deep-crate discoveries of the house, soul, boogie, broken beat and disco varietals. It’s also a perfect primer to the sets that the Georgia native will be spinning at the AFROPUNK Carnival of Consciousness in Atlanta October 12, 2019.

Alongside the music, DI, who has an upcoming EP on the excellent Jersey label, 2MR, shared some feelings about the tunes he included, about DJ’ing and about the Atlanta festival he’s been a part of since the beginning. Enjoy the ride!

Can you identify some of the music on the mix? What does the music mean/represent for you?

Wayne Snow, AceMo Stefan Ringer, Lynda Dawn. These are some of my favorite songs out right now and some favorites to play at my residencies around Atlanta

How did you first get into DJ’ing, and who are some of your DJing influences?

I always wanted to DJ as a kid but I didn’t start until I met my mentor, Billy Barron, in college. He let me go through his records and mess around on his turntables. The next week I bought two turntables, a mixer and a bunch of records. Haven’t stopped

What kind of music do you want to or expect to play at AFROPUNK?

Just dance music not really sticking to one genre — sexy smooth and fun

What are you most looking forward to at AFROPUNK’s Carnival of Consciousness in ATL?

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing all the different people the festival brings together. I’ve been playing the festival since it first came to Atlanta. And every year is better than the last.

What does the phrase “We See You” mean to you?

Acknowledgement! We all want to be seen.

Go see Divine Interface at AFROPUNK’s Carnival of Consciousness in Atlanta On Saturday, October 12th.

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