DJ Kid Kameleon Lays Down Beats, Deets, and Props




Guest DJ:
Matt Earp AKA Kid Kameleon
Tech Industry Affiliations: Creative Digital, Ninja Tune

SVR: Tell us about your gig. How did you get started? How long have you been spinning?

Kid Kamelon: I’ve been DJing for 15 years. I play because there’s too much good music out there not to share it.

SVR: Who are your major influences?

Kid Kamelon: John Peel, Simon Reynolds, Mary Anne Hobbs, Giles Peterson, David Rodigan

SVR: What’s your ultimate direction for your band? Are you seeking fame and fortune in the music business?

Kid Kamelon: I hope to be a conduit between the music makers/performers I love and opportunities (through labels and through technology) to expose their music to the widest number of people.

SVR: What is your day job?

Kid Kamelon: Writer for, promotion director for Ninja Jamm (Ninja Tune‘s forthcoming music app), and freelance project management.

SVR: How does your music influence your work or vice versa?

Kid Kamelon: Music is a structured succesion of data, and the best data is a musical succession of structure.

SVR: Why is music education important?

Kid Kamelon: Because it helps those who are passionate about music find their calling.

SVR: What was your own experience learning music as a kid? Who flipped that switch in your brain?

Kid Kamelon: My folks always encouraged it, between piano, trombone, and bass lessons. But I’d have to give props to Beth Coleman and Howard Goldkrand of SoundLab, my first true DJ/Arts/Events crew in New York, for showing me that it was possible to do music the way you wanted for a living, even if you couldn’t exactly define what that way was.