We exchanged a few words with Mess Kid, whose feature mix is banging'.
Percussion Lab: How long have you been DJing?
Mess Kid: 4 or so years professionally, got my first belt-drive turntables when I was 12.
PL: Would you say you play a particular sound or genre? If not, did you play more genre-specifically in the past, and why/when do you think that changed?
MK: I wouldn't say I play any particular genre, I play anything that I like at the moment, which usually is also moody and forward thinking. Crowds in NYC vary so i've played it all.
PL: Is there a definable New York nightlife scene/community, or do you feel like the city is a bunch of cliques?
MK: I feel like now more than ever a lot like minded kids are coming together and putting on great events. I think thats important for a growing community... we are small but people are starting to notice.
PL: Manhattan or Brooklyn?
MK: I lived in Brooklyn for 5 years (Bed-Stuy & Bushwick) love brooklyn! Great record shops. I now live downtown Manhattan, totally different vibe but also inspiring.
PL: Do you produce?
MK: Yes! ^_^ soundcloud.com/messkid!
PL: Any NYC dj's/producers you find inspring?
MK: I feel I get more inspiration from my non-music friends & life experiences than I do from other producers i'd say. But there are a lot of really talented producers/dj's that I look up to in the city that are doing big things. Feels good to be in NYC at the moment.
PL: What's your favorite late night food spot?
MK: People that know me know I love to eat so this one is tough, I'd have to say this creepy little spot in chinatown I don't even know if it has a name but its open til 7am perfect for my late night schedule.
PL: Favorite place to play? Favorite or best party/promoter?
MK: My favorite place to play/best party would have to be this underground boxing party I dj.
PL: What's next for Mess Kid?
MK: Working on a little debut EP & a couple remixes. Starting a radio show on rwd.fm 4-6pm every tuesday TUNE IN !