Alex English is a known veteran in NYC nightlife music culture. Among the sea of new DJs attempting to make a name for themselves with a pair of headphones and an iTunes Library, English prefers to spin with only vinyl and CDs. He has proved himself alongside acts like A-Trak, Boys Noize, Crookers, Steve Aoki, The Bloody Beetroots, Justice, MSTRKRFT, Deadmau5 and Chromeo, and more, and has played in almost every major city from the waterfront in Brooklyn, to SXSW, and most recently, in Japan. You can catch him every Friday at Webster Hall for the GBH “Girls and Boys” party, NYC's newest party "Juicebox" at Stay Lounge, and other events throughout the city. Rest assured, if you see Alex English’s name on a party flyer, it’s bound to be a great night.
I had a chance to catch up with Alex and ask him a few questions:
JOONBUG: How old were you when you first started to spin? Where was it?
ALEX: 12, at my cousin's house. They were baby sitting me and taught me how to spin so they could practice while they watched me.
JOONBUG: What is the most annoying song request you've ever gotten?
ALEX: The ones where they can't remember the song and insist on humming or singing the song to me while I'm DJing. It's even worse when they try to hum/sing to me some techno or electro song that has no lyrics.
JOONBUG: You’ve spun in most major cities throughout the US, and even internationally. What was your favorite show, or artist you’ve collaborated with to date?
ALEX: Martin Gore from Depeche Mode in NYC @ Hiro Ballroom
JOONBUG: If you could carry one person around in your pocket all day who would it be?
ALEX: This girl named Hillary Frazier
JOONBUG: Next Event On Your Calendar?
ALEX: Webster Hall for "Girls And Boys" with the Bloody Beetroots on Oct 15
In case you just missed that, Alex English will be spinning TONIGHT at Webster Hall with The Bloody Beetroots. Head out and show your support!