Orlando based DJ Seqvence is the spokesperson for the underground dubstep and riddim scene.
We caught up with him last week to talk about "Fight Club", a record label he started with his friends to give the underground artists the spotlight they deserve.
We're going to breakdown everything in this week's Lockdown Radio Interview.
Seqvence showing us his heavier and softer sides
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What got you started as a DJ?
So early on when I was first starting off as a DJ I was really inspired by all the shows and stuff. The first show I went to was MAD DECENT Block Party in 2015, after that I kind of got a sense for music and kind of wanted to see it from a different perspective. I saw all these other artists doing things for the community and why everybody was there. They're all there for a reason or purpose. I saw how everyone had like, a sense of joy for the reason why they were there. They were there just to feel that sense of joy and the thing bringing that sense of joy was the artist there. Just to be able to do that, just as the artist was able to do do, to make me feel that t of joy, to give that sense of joy to the community, is something that I'd love to do.
Where would you like to see yourself playing in the next year?
LOST LANDS Sound Camp or WAKAAN sound camp. Those two festivals are literally the two festivals I literally die to go to every single year. I'm for sure going there every year till the day I die. Those two festivals are amazing. I'd love to play those two festivals.
What's the craziest thing you've seen at a live event?
Oh, you know, this girl at LOST LANDS and Wampy woods was just running around butt ass naked running around the mosh pit.
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What would you be doing right now if it wasn't for music?
Right now I'm doing medical stuff as a student right now at UCF. I'm about to graduate this semester, I'm studying health sciences and also biomedical sciences to become a PA. I want to possibly move up to Gainesville, like northern Florida or hopefully Colorado. If I can move to Colorado, that's one of my goals too. If I can ever move to Colorado. So hopefully do that, study medicine, and do music! That would be a dream.
We've been checking out your collective "FIGHT CLUB", can you tell us a little more about it?
We're a collective that showcases a lot of underground bass music. It's essentially a collective of the homies and stuff. It was started by me, my boy Daemonium, Litch, and Soulez. We have a lot of things planned for next year. We have a few more releases coming up in the next few months, leading up to a compilation in quarter two of next year. Other than that, we may have a few more livestreams coming up and a few more things planned up in the next coming months as well that I can't say right now.
Is there any favorites off of the collective that you'd like to talk about?
My favorites off of the last compilation that we just had, that we just released was Chango - OK. That my entire number one track on the entire compilation. All of the other tracks on there are f*cking amazing too, they're literally amazing. I love all of them to death.
If you could give your past self one piece of advice, what would it be?
It would be just to not look at the small things and get deterred by them. Just keep your head your head up no matter what. There's going to be a bunch of stuff that comes up in life and as long as you'll keep your head up you'll get through it. You just got to believe in yourself. You just got to have some faith.
How have you been handling all the anxiety and stress that seems to come with Quarentine?
Honestly, reaching out to others and talking to them. They're all just cooped up, just like you. If you're staying inside like that, odds are your homie is staying inside too. Reach out to them, hopefully they're doing good. Like, maybe if you're not doing to well, maybe they're not doing too well, like you guys can help each other out.
If you played a sold out show right now, what's one song you'd have to put in your set?
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In conclusion, this up and coming DJ is sure to blow you away with everything he has in store. Whether it be his gnarly ID's or what his future may hold in the music industry wold, and we can't wait to see what's in store for Seqvence!