DJ Double I P is a better at 14 than most coked out trash club DJs are at 40. Listen to his mix and read this interview. Illustration by Greg Bemis.
This blog is about art and process, so it is our honor to present this exclusive mix by DJ Double I P (aka Anthony Rodriguez), a 14-year-old DJ from Portland, Oregon with the whole world before him. His recent Trapstep mix Trippy Mane Vol. 3 keeps your head bumping and your neck feeling thizzed out. Yeah, we said thizzed.
Some of the transitions are drawn out and some of the track choices disjointed, but the mix is an ass ton of fun. We caught up with Rodriguez via email to talk about how he got on track so early on in his life.
How’d you get into DJ’ing?
It was a dream since I was seven. By the age of 10 my buddy Porter took me to local community center and introduced me to the UPCC DJ Academy and that’s where I met my bro Josh (DJ Only Child). I was into it from the start but I didn’t have the money to join. About a year later I found out about the scholarship and I ended up signing up at the age of 11. It took me about a year to actually master my mixing skills, so I guess you can say I was a professional DJ by the age of 12. Josh has always encouraged me and pushed me in ‘till I got it right. Josh was like the brother I never had, I love my bro Josh. I wouldn’t have known what I know today if it wasn’t for Josh.
What’s your affiliation with DJ Only Child?
Josh is my brother, my teacher, my manager. He’s Family.
Talk to me about what went into this mix?
It’s Trap, or Trapstep, or whatever. I’m not sure what the official name for it is. The mix was for my “We Trippy Mane” Volumes on my soundcloud.
What do you feel are the weakest components of the mix?
I’ll the audience decide that.