Todd Michaels: Todd Michaels’ here. We’re in the BPM Supreme-Nexus Radio Lounge here in Miami, I am with DJ Throttle.
Throttle: [Beat-Box] Thank you for having me!
Todd Michaels: You are so welcome! What brings you to Miami?
Throttle: Just on vacation. Yeah, just with my family on vacation.
Todd Michaels: The wife and kids [in] the back?
Throttle: Yup! No, I’m here for Miami Music Week!
Todd Michaels: Awesome! What are you promoting? What are you working on?
Throttle: I’m having my own event tonight for the first time ever, it’s at the Red Room actual club, so that will be awesome! And then, just playing a lot of the new music, which is exciting.
Upcoming Single ‘Darling‘ & New E.P.
Todd Michaels: What is your latest release that we should be looking for?
Throttle: I’ve got a collaboration with Tony Romera called Darling which is coming out in about three or four weeks I believe. and then shortly after I’m going to do my first E.P., which is very exciting, and then [I’m] hoping to do a couple of remixes too, that’s next!
Todd Michaels: We’ll get to the fun questions, so you can have fun with these, you don’t have to be realistic on it. Who would be your ultimate dream collaboration?
Throttle: Skrillex, for sure. Yeah.
Todd Michaels: Ultimate. done. See, I believe in vibes. I believe that if you put it out there, eventually it’s going to happen. Where have you been touring to or just maybe visiting that [would be] your favorite place to visit and travel to?
Throttle: I would say Japan is probably my favorite country as far as the full experience, like the fans, the shows, the cities, they’re incredible, their food’s amazing. Yeah, I’ll say Japan I think. It’s the most different place that I’ve visited.
Todd Michaels: Are you [a big] Japanese food person?
Throttle: Big Time! Yeah.
Todd Michaels: What would be your go-to food?
Throttle: I mean, there are so many! Sushi, I like Ramen, Chicken Karahi.
Todd Michaels: What would be your favorite Sushi Roll?
Throttle: If I’m in Japan, then just like the basic Sashimi, but if I’m in America or Australia, maybe like a Spicy Tuna. No actually, I lie, Salmon Nigiri with mayonnaise on top.
Todd Michaels: Wow, that’s perfect! That’s going in your rider next time you go somewhere.
Throttle: They’re gonna get like a little blow-torch.
Todd Michaels: Oh my God! You’re gonna have to hire a whole chef for that one.
Throttle: Oh yeah.
Todd Michaels: So, who are you following and obsessing over on Instagram?
Throttle: I love Billie Eilish on Instagram. I mean, I love Billie Eilish in general, but her instagram is great. She’s a badass! No f**s given.
Todd Michaels: Where are you going to be the rest of 2019?
Throttle: All over! I’m touring the U.S. the next couple of weeks. Then Asia, then back to the U.S., then Europe, then Asia (again).It’s crazy! It’s all over.
Todd Michaels: When you’re on the road, are there any times when you get a food craving that you absolutely would just go for? (as in) Break all your diets? What’s a guilty pleasure food for you? One you’re like ‘If that shows up. That’s what I’m getting!’
Throttle: Pad Thai. I mean, it’s not really a guilty pleasure, but I’ll have it like four times a week sometimes. It’s the best!
Todd Michaels: What about musically? Is there something that people know DJ Throttle to be a fan of? For example, Skrillex, etc., but what happens when you’re alone in your car and something comes on and you’re just like ‘I dig this!‘
Throttle: I love a lot of indie music to be honest. Like I said, Billie Eilish, anyone kind of in that indie world. It’s the music that’s really big in Australia. Like, it’s Triple J (National Australian Radio Station) sort of music.
Todd Michaels: I’ve been listening to Triple J since like high school.
Throttle: Yeah? It’s anything that’s a little left-of-center, whether that’s the underground house stuff or the little left-of-center Pop, Billy (Eilish) is perfect for that. It’s all that sort of music that I love listening to in my spare time. That’s kinda all I listen-to to be honest.
No Piñata Please.
Todd Michaels: Is there a song out there in the world that you wish didn’t exist anymore?
Throttle: I mean, I don’t think so. I don’t think I’ve ever hated a song that much. (Pause) Actually! Maybe one of my songs; Pinata. It’s like the only one I don’t like.
Todd Michaels: Is there something that you would take out of your library?
Throttle: That one. It was a ‘collab’ with Niko The Kid, and I’m sure we both feel the same. We’ve done a couple (collaborations) and that one was just a glitch in the matrix. It sounds like neither of us. It’s a cool song! But not for my catalog.
Todd Michaels: All right, cool! Thanks for hanging out with us!
Throttle: Thank you for having me! [beat-box]
Todd Michaels: DJ Throttle! Here in the Nexus Radio-BPM Supreme Lounge. Enjoy the rest of your Miami Music Week!
Throttle: You too! Thank you!