music insauga: DnA
For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 140 character:
Crazy funky flows, dealing blows to the mainstream fellows.
Ten years from now DNA will be….
Probably dead, but not before making it to the very top.
If you could go open up for any artist on tour right now who would it be?
Probably Mos Def and we;re going to July 18th.
So, what’s your favourite thing to do when you aren’t doing your music?
I’d answer that, but it wouldn’t shine us in the best light.
What is your Mississauga connection?
It’s our city, where we hang out, where we go to school, where we get so drunk we have to get the rest of the group to perform our verse… Ahem… Artem
What’s your favourite place in Mississauga to perform and why?
It was Naughty Nadz, but it closed down. Now probably the Krazy Cactus for the reason that they let us host shows for free. Check it out some time guys, next show we’re hosting there is July 27th, only $5 to get in.
Where do you draw inspiration from when you write your lyrics and what’s your favourite part about the process?
I don’t even know, the strangest things can inspire you. I (Artem) make all the beats, a lot of times when the beat is made, the lyrics write themselves afterwards while listening to the beat
Who are your favourite musicians? Why?
We like a little of everything really. In terms of Hip Hop it’d be Atmosphere, Typical Cats, Brother Ali, Movits!, and Eminem. But that answer might change if you ask Dren. But I also love Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, The Beatles and Guns n’ Roses.
What are five things you can’t live without?
1. Banging 2. Bud 3. Buds 4. Brews 5. Beats
What’s the coolest gig you ever did? Why?
We had this crazy crazy show in Sutton, Ontario. Yeah, I know, where the fuck is Sutton? Well it’s the middle of no where, and in this middle of no where someone let us use their property. So we rented a flat bed and equipment, held $5 admission, and 300 people came. It was nuts, the cops came and everything. I loved it. All thanks to a genius rapper named P Doc that set it all up. It was unconventional but it was the most fun.
Anything you want to plug?
Check out our second band the Mad Poets https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-MAD-Poets/498007086903647 . We’re really killing it with these guys.
What high school did you go to?
Gordon Graydon, Lorne Park, Stephen Lewis
We don’t discriminate when it comes to munchies.
Favourite place to eat in Mississauga?
iPhone or Android?
Android cause Steve Jobs was a dick.
Timmies or McD’s coffee?
Last song listened too on your ipod?
God Loves Ugly- Atmosphere