Catching Up With Demuir

We catch up with Demuir ahead of his Purveyor Underground Showcase this Saturday night.

Oct 14 2021
First of all, how are you and how has your 2021 been going so far?
2021 has been a good one so far. I love seeing the recovery, albeit slow in some places in the world, from COVID-19 with club and festivals coming back. Things have been good that way and I only see opportunity into 2022.

After a long closure, the world is finally opening up again. What have you missed most about DJing?
I’ve missed the interaction and connection with people. You just can’t replicate that energy via streaming or cute avatars. It’s just fact. The DJ and audience create the vibe and the set.

How would you describe your sound?
You’ll get a mix of straight groove from me, always, whether it’s 90s tunes, Tech House, House, Techno, and Jackin’. It’s a fluid mix throughout that’s dependent on the type of conversation (musically and energy) being exchanged between myself and the audience.

What releases do you have lined up?
I got a few things lined up with another EP coming on Josh Butler’s Origins label (Dat Soul EP - October 29) alongside some remix work I’m doing for people who have shown me love along the way.

Who are your biggest musical inspirations (DJ or production)?
My biggest inspirations hail from inside and outside this city. Fams like Nathan Barato, Valentino, Carlo Lio, Jason Hodges, Kenny Glasgow, 83 West, Traxx, Nick Holder, and DNH. And from the outside, it’s easily Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Mr. G, Guy Called Gerald, Kenny Dope, East Coast Hip Hop, etc. So much of my artistry and what is Purveyor Underground is in direct correlation to the sounds these souls have offered.

What are you planning on bringing to the table for your Purveyor Underground Showcase set this Saturday night at The Comfort Zone?
I love playing Zone because we can play that hard shit. So banging Tech House, Techno, and a sprinkle of that funky Jackin' shizz.

What are your top 5 track selections that are guaranteed to go off?
Can’t tell you that. You just have to come through, fam. No more track IDs.

What's something no one knows about you?
I make hip hop beats on the regular and sell them to boom bap MCs.

What will you do after answering these questions?
Given there are only 11 weeks left in 2021, it’s that time of the year to clear out waste people and those who don’t add any value to me from my feed.

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