How did you get into dj'ing?
My Uncle was a DJ. He got SDSU on Playboys Top Party Schools List. He also had a Robot as part of the show called Robbie that would come out and move around... (Parliament Funkadelic inspired) so naturally i was into music played (Flue, Trumpet, Clarinet, Alto and Tenor Sax) he started showing me the ropes at 11 and I was hooked!
What are your fondest childhood memories?
Hearing Rappers Delight for the first time. My Uncle was hype! My Uncle Mark was a really great drummer and had a pro set in the garage at my Grandparents house and started to play those. My house holds always had music playing!
What was the first record you ever bought?
Damn that is a good one. With my own money Run DMC, Fat Boys, and Whodini.
What dj/record collector do you admire and why?
There are a BUNCH. Of course Questlove, Diamond D, YOU Darrell D, M2, Jaba One. It just takes another level of passion to track down and sometimes pay out BIG money for those hard to find gems. There is so much music that is out there to collect!
What's the weirdest thing that has happened to you while dj'ing?
Umm I don't have any weird stories just yet.....Oh maybe this, I was playing at Ballroom inside the old Sanctuary night club in Scottsdale and the bouncer came up to the booth and was like look down to the right, it was Charles Barkley and his crew. They gave me props. I was like Yeeeah!
If you could meet anyone,living or dead,who would you meet?
Without a doubt Brother Malcolm X, Maurice White, Dr. Martin Luther King, Marvin Gaye...Alive- Oprah, Dr Dre, Janet Jackson, & Magic Johnson.
Any other hobbies/interests?
Ummm, I teach Music Business at Phoenix College which is great, shouts out to Karlie Hustle for believing that i could do the job. I also do photography.
If you could be someone else for a day,who would it be?
Man that is interesting. I would say President Obama.
Who is your role model and why?
My Mom and Dad...My Mom because she is a survivor and tough I am glad I got that from her. My Dad is where i get my humor from so yin and yang.
What is your superpower?
Being an absolute Tech Savy, Music & Documentary Loving Dork, and people think I am cool...lol.
What's the best gift you've ever received?
Damn great question!....ummmm there are a few lol... Atari 2600 from my mom as a kid, that was EVERYTHING. My first professional Film Camera from my good friend Kenton. He pushed me to practice, practice, practice. Being able to spend time with the people that love you ultimately, that is the best gift!
What's next for Mattocks?
Just keep creating. I hope to one day be a tour photographer, that would be FUN!... Keep growing Sol Shades and Rhyme and Reason Radio as brands that people know to be quality and to be around. Creative people doing cool creative things!