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 yr, Shaq, aka DJ Diesel, known as upon Diplo, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, Carnage, Nervo, Alan Walker, and Cheat Codes to convey the noise, and this yr will characteristic an excellent larger array of artists in keeping with 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 superb.
Check out our interview with Shaq beneath, and keep in mind, a very restricted variety of All-Inclusive Open Bar Tickets are actually 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 got 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 canine, and scrap collectively money to purchase data 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 without end. It was on a large farm and I came visiting an enormous hill then growth 100,000 blissful 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 beloved the vitality! I met my supervisor Joe at TomorrowWorld and I begged him for a slot the subsequent yr. That is how DJ Diesel was born and I’ve not seemed again since.
What prompted you to begin Shaq’s Fun House?
This isn’t a nightclub or some large competition. My Fun House brings collectively one of the best DJ’s on the earth with carnival components, circus performers, an open bar, superb meals and way more. Honestly I used to be becoming bored of the identical golf equipment & festivals again and again at music week…I needed to create my very own occasion completely totally different that’s simply all about FUN. Last yr I known as up Diplo and stated I would like you Wes…Steve Aoki…Diesel wants your vitality…Carnage…convey the warmth!! It was loopy everybody simply ended up taking part in again to again all evening until dawn. This yr 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 one of the best DJ’s on the earth. Get your tickets quickly people this factor is bound to promote out!
What’s been your favourite present you’ve performed to this point?
To me DJ’ing in entrance of an enormous crowd brings is sort of a recreation 7. I’ve finished many superb exhibits however Lost Lands and Tomorrowland must be my 2 favorites. I follow so much earlier than every set and actually get aggressive on the market..my objective is all the time to ignite extra head bangers than another artist on the market.
Now that you just’re placing out unique music, like your new monitor with NGHTMRE & Lil Jon, can we count on 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 a giant Vegas announcement coming quickly, and I’m actually trying ahead to Tomorrowland & Ibiza this summer season.
What have been a few 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 properly. I believed it could be cool to convey them to Miami, however my workforce suggested in opposition to it for security causes. What do you guys suppose 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 reside right here now so when Super Bowl 2019 was in Atlanta I known as up my managers and informed 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 superb points of interest.
How do you see the Fun House model rising in 2 years? 5 years?
We’re going worldwide child! They’re method too many superb sports activities and music combo alternatives abroad and you already know the DIESEL goes to make it occur. I’ve been blessed to see the world, play for Team USA, destroy mainstages in different nations and the Fun House goes to be all over the place.
A really restricted variety of All-Inclusive Open Bar Tickets are actually on sale from $149 at ShaqsFunHouse.com.