Monday, April 29, 2013

DJ Exclusive: Interview with Ntropy Sellers

Verde and I have been to Ntropy's sets and always enjoy the variety and obvious joy of music she has when spinning (does anyone spin for real anymore???). Ntropy has her own coffee shop Full O' Beans for quite some time, it may be the oldest coffee house in sl as a matter o' fact! I recently took a vist there and saw her tastefully done build with art splayed all over and hope to catch Ntropy in a gig again soon! Here is her interview...

Are you DJing currently and where?  Currently I DJ at a few places, but nowhere on a regular basis.  Schedules aren't easy for me, with my RL job.

When did you start DJing?  I started DJing in RL at a college radio station in the early 90's.  I was always involved in music, though.

First Club?  The first club I DJ'd in SL was QTLabs (Quantum Fields).  Sadly, it's gone, but many of those from that quirky club remain good friends.

Most unusual thing you saw while DJing? Hmmm, it's SL.  So many unusual things, so little time to talk about them all!  In the early days, so much was unusual. I think we take the creativity that is inherent in SL for granted, now.   I will say one of the most fun gigs I ever did was a 5 hour marathon of Pirate music and sea shanties for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Oh, that was fun!  Few people left, which surprised me...we were all scallywags for the long journey accross the sea.

Favorite music?  I like all kinds of music, if it's good music.  It's easier to say what I don't like - death metal and opera - but even those have exceptions.

Influences?  Just as I have so many kinds of music I like, I have many influences.  Amercana, blues, folk, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's music.  I like to delve into the progression of music over time. It's really fascinating

What do you listen to at home?  I just load up a couple thousand songs, hit shuffle and go. Whatever comes up next is what's heard.

Do you have a regular set you play, a “go to” set?  No.  When I DJ in SL, I almost always wing it.  It flows better that way.  I will be listening to one song, it'll remind me of another.. and on and on.. I line up 2 or three at a time and go from there.  Sometimes a conversation can spark a string of songs.. just adding to the fun and spontanaety. (I spelled that wrong! Where's spell check?)  I just love the instant feedback from DJing in SL.  It's way more fun than conventional radio.

When can we hear you DJ usually?  As I said, it's just occasionally, these days.  My work keeps me so busy, I can't keep to a schedule

Cream and sugar or black?  Black coffee with sugar. Or plain iced coffee with a little sugar.  I do own an SL coffee shop (Can I promote that, here? Fool O' Beans is the name.)  Never, never, never drink Starbucks Coffee in RL. That stuff is just hideous.

Cat or Dog?  Cats.

If you could take one thing from your inventory for real-life use, what would it be, and why pick it?  My main avie's hair.  It's always perfect. And purple, too.

Best SL Memory?  Having an impromptu snowman building contest with my SL boyfriend. It quickly devolved into a snowball fight.  His was much better than mine, but we laughed so much.  I miss him a lot (he passed away in RL.)

Thanks for giving us your time Ntropy and hope to see you on the notices soon!

Photography by Piedmont Cartauld

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