DJ Name: Golden Chyld
Hometown: San Jose, California
Trademark saying or philosophy toward your music/life? I
don't really have a trademark saying but I do have a philosophy
of sorts. If you take a look at someone who you believe to be
successful (whatever you believe that word to mean) you should
then look at yourself and see that you have two arms, two legs,
and a brain just like that person. There's no reason why you can't
be every bit as successful as the next man or woman in your own
way. Never doubt yourself.
Groups that you have been a member of: Fingerbangerz,
the Unit, NC Collective.
How would describe the music you spin? Hip hop, Experimental,
Discography (including albums, mixtapes, and tracks/contributions
to compilations and other artists' releases): Double
Jointed, Deep Concentration 3, Shiggar Fraggar 2000,
Turntables by the Bay series (Schizophrenic DJ),
Cuts on Metamorphasis (by Fuse One), Return of the DJ
5, REMIX The Dyna Wheels Project, NC Clothing's Hip Hop Heads
Vol. 5, Scratch Attack Vol. 1 Used Soul, Ear Infections
(coming soon), the Finger Bangerz album VI-R-US, and my
solo album Ear Infections. There might be some that I am
missing but thats all I can think of for now.
DJ battle history (solo & team): DMC 2001 SF Champion,
ITF 2000 Western Hemisphere Team Champs, Allies All Star Beatdown
Competitor, Various Zebra Records Dj Battles, and a bunch of other
local bay area battles.
The first record you ever bought? Sir Mix-A-Lot - My
Posse's on Broadway.
Most influential record in your life? Blackbyrds - Action.
When did you first DJ? Probably at the age of 11 or 12.
What made you want to be a DJ? Just being exposed to it
early on. One of my best friend's older brother used to cut it
up all the time at his crib so I just used to watch and learn
from what he did. So after that I used to watch other dj's from
around the way like dj Rhythm, and dj Ruthless. Those guys were
running shit where I was from when I was getting into it.
What is your most memorable performance of your DJ career?
I'd have to say DMC San Francisco 2001. It was pretty crazy. It
was like one of the last shows at Maritime Hall which was one
of my favorite venues, and I swear I couldn't see anyone or hear
anything but the music, and it was the only time that I really
felt like I was in my own little zone. Plus it was nice to win
it at home.
How do you transport your records and/or gear to gigs? In
record cases, and or record bags.
Do you play CDs ever at gigs? Nope.
In your opinion who is the best DJ of all time? Man....seriously
I don't think there is just one. But let's put it this way...If
you take the party rocking ability of Z-Trip, mix that with the
cleanliness of J-Rocc, and the skills of Shortkut, with D-Styles'
cuts, and the creativity of Cut Chemist, and threw in some of
Kool Herc's, and 45 King's record collection, you'd have yourself
the best dj of all time in my eyes.....
Best website or way to find out more about you? www.fingerbangerz.com
We just relaunched it by the way so check it out.
Shout outs: To my crew the Fingerbangerz, Hip Hop Slam,
NC Collective, Zebra Sound, and the whole damn YAY! Also don't
forget to pick up the Fingerbangerz album entitled VI.R.US!