Shaq’s Fun House has solely ever occurred twice earlier than, and already it’s one of many most-talked about occasions of Miami Music Week because it prepares to make its third look. Last 12 months, Shaq, aka DJ Diesel, referred to as upon Diplo, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, Carnage, Nervo, Alan Walker, and Cheat Codes to convey the noise, and this 12 months will characteristic an excellent larger array of artists in response to Shaq himself.
Your EDM caught up with Shaq forward of the festivities, two weeks from tomorrow, March 29. We have been determined to know extra about his background as a DJ and what made him consider Shaq’s Fun House within the first place. We additionally needed to know, with all the loopy issues the Fun House already has, what didn’t make it in… the reply is wonderful.
Check out our interview with Shaq under, and bear in mind, a very restricted variety of All-Inclusive Open Bar Tickets at the moment are on sale from $149 at www.ShaqsFunHouse.com.
Everyone is aware of you as Shaq, the basketball participant. But you’ve talked about in interviews earlier than that you’ve been DJing because you have been 14. What was your first introduction to digital music and the way did you begin spinning?
I used to chop neighbors’ grass, stroll canines, and scrap collectively money to purchase information and my turntables at a pawn store. I’ve been hooked on music ever since I used to be a younger child, however again then I used to be all about Rap. TomorrowWorld 2014 was a milestone occasion that modified my perspective on music eternally. It was on a large farm and I came to visit an enormous hill then increase 100,000 glad folks going loopy having the time of their lives. I noticed Skrillex and Steve Aoki and I used to be like what is that this music… I simply liked the power! I met my supervisor Joe at TomorrowWorld and I begged him for a slot the following 12 months. That is how DJ Diesel was born and I’ve not seemed again since.
What prompted you to start out Shaq’s Fun House?
This just isn’t a nightclub or some large pageant. My Fun House brings collectively the very best DJ’s on the planet with carnival parts, circus performers, an open bar, wonderful meals and rather more. Honestly I used to be losing interest of the identical golf equipment & festivals time and again at music week…I needed to create my very own occasion completely completely different that’s simply all about FUN. Last 12 months I referred to as up Diplo and stated I would like you Wes…Steve Aoki…Diesel wants your power…Carnage…convey the warmth!! It was loopy everybody simply ended up enjoying again to again all evening until dawn. This 12 months I partnered with JBL to make the Fun House even larger. I promise you this would be the finest lineup but that includes eight of the very best DJ’s on the planet. Get your tickets quickly people this factor is bound to promote out!
What’s been your favourite present you’ve performed to date?
To me DJ’ing in entrance of an enormous crowd brings is sort of a recreation 7. I’ve performed many wonderful exhibits however Lost Lands and Tomorrowland need to be my 2 favorites. I observe loads earlier than every set and actually get aggressive on the market..my objective is at all times to ignite extra head bangers than some other artist on the market.
Now that you just’re placing out unique music, like your new observe with NGHTMRE & Lil Jon, can we anticipate extra in 2019?
NGHTMRE is my Larry Bird of EDM and Lil Jon is a longtime good friend. BANG was a ton of Fun to work on and we bought tons extra within the works! I’ll have some remixes and solo originals out quickly however there are much more DIESEL coming in 2019. There’s a ton of exhibits to nonetheless launch too… I simply introduced a present with Dillon Francis at Red Rocks, I’ve an enormous Vegas announcement coming quickly, and I’m actually trying ahead to Tomorrowland & Ibiza this summer season.
What have been a number of the unique concepts for Shaq’s Fun House that didn’t make the reduce?
So I personal 2 white tigers. I’ve a man in Vegas that appears after them for me and he treats them actual nicely. I believed it might be cool to convey them to Miami, however my crew suggested towards it for security causes. What do you guys assume ought to I convey em? The automobile trip for them can be actually lengthy or can we put them on a airplane?
What was it wish to have your Fun House in Atlanta for the Super Bowl?
I’m an ATL native and stay right here now so when Super Bowl 2019 was in Atlanta I referred to as up my managers and instructed them Shaq’s Fun House.. Super Bowl.. Atlanta… let’s make it legendary and we did. I recruited my boys Diplo, Tiesto, Migos, Lil Jon, T-Pain and we threw one hell of a celebration. Beyond the music we had Cirque Du Soleil, Waffle House, STK Steakhouse, the JBL crate, and tons extra wonderful points of interest.
How do you see the Fun House model rising in 2 years? 5 years?
We’re going worldwide child! They’re manner too many wonderful sports activities and music combo alternatives abroad and you understand the DIESEL goes to make it occur. I’ve been blessed to see the world, play for Team USA, destroy mainstages in different international locations and the Fun House goes to be in every single place.
A really restricted variety of All-Inclusive Open Bar Tickets at the moment are on sale from $149 at ShaqsFunHouse.com.