On August 9th you'll find us back at Dirt Fest for another year of rock, punk, metal, and more. Come to our tent to meet a slew of your favorite bands on the lineup, including Sid of the legendary Slipknot. We got acquainted with Sid a little early and decided to share the info with our fellow InkAddicts.
A man of many names including DJ Starscream, Ratboy, #0, and more. What sparked the decision to begin using Sid?
Sid: Well it was simple. I thought to myself "what does everyone call out to me at shows"? SID. I think more people just call me SID. It's what people are most familiar with on a whole. And I'm the III. Which oddly enough I'm the third most famous Sid in music. Syd Barrett, Sid Vicious, and me.
You started out as a DJ. Can you tell us about the first time you touched a turntable?
Sid: I actually started on piano and bass and vocals. DJing came later after me and my friends, mainly Dj Phase Two, were going to parties and clubs watching DJs and dancing.
As DJ Starscream you released The New Leader in 2006 and a slew of projects since. What's the next project slated to release from Sid?
Sid: SID I was released in 2011. Now SID II is coming out as well as SID Presents "The Miami Vice Sound Crack". Also look out for Dj Starscream's "King of the Jungle" vol's 1 & 2.
What's the story behind choosing the Lorde song Royals to remix?
The day it came out my manager Sy played it for me and was like, "you know, dunt dunt clack duh duh duntduntdunt clack dunt clack dunt dunt clack" and I was like " "JUUUUUUUUNNNNGGGGGLLLLLLE REMIXXXXXXXX!"
You've performed so many genres of music live. From metal to DJing and now the lead singer of your own group. When performing live, what do enjoy about those different styles? Do you have a favorite?
Sid: They all have their own live performance appreciation as a performer. I think just being able to be so versatile is the reward in its own because I get to experience much more than the average performer.
Speaking of genre's of music you love, I see you have a 'jungle' tattoo to represent that particular genre of electronic. Do you have any particularly interesting stories behind your tattoos?
Sid: Too many to tell. they alllllllll have a tale.
Sidthe3rd.com has been replaced with a mysterious 'transforming' message. Can you give us a clue as to whats going on behind the scenes at your website?
Sid: Basically, I'm going through a transformation in my life and this is the cocoon stage.
With all the types of music and projects you've had your fingers in, what can we expect to see during your set at Dirt Fest?
Sid: Mos def some full metal jungle and some new digipunk beats I've been working on.
Anything you'd like to say to the people attending Dirt Fest?
Sid: Be sure to check out the band I'm managing called "Nuisance" at 1:30 on the National Rock Review Stage. Be there cause I will! Want to ask Sid a question yourself? Visit the InkAddict autograph booth at Dirt Fest August 9th to find out when he'll be hanging with us. While you're there, pick up one of our FREE InkAddict drawstring bags with even more free stuff inside, including a chance at gift cards up to $50. That's free stuff stuffed in free stuff. Wear your InkAddict apparel to the show and you could be selected to be upgraded to VIP status. But remember, you can only meet Sid and a bunch of your other favorite artists if you get your tickets to Dirt Fest. Head to DirtFest.com and get your tickets before it's sold out!
Originally Published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:24:57
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