We know, we haven’t done a new Throwback in awhile, but … we’re back! For the newbies, Throwback is Parlour‘s DJ spotlight featuring a nice lil’ mix to boot and we’re kicking it off with DJ Square Biz. Not only is the young man, born Maurice Slade, adorable, but Biz also throws a ridiculously fun NYC party called Grits & Biscuits. Square Biz, along with two partners, Alzo Slade and Erika Lewis, host the party in Brooklyn and play only Southern hip-hop all night. Don’t wear any clothes or hairstyles that can’t be covered in sweat and steam because these folks get it in. The next Grits & Biscuits party is May 7 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg: 66 North 6th Street in BK. Are you going?
Find out a bit about DJ Square Biz after the jump while you listen to his mix! I love the ending interlude, “I need to get ya’ mama wig off layaway, whatever you need … “
PARLOUR: Born and raised?
DJ Square Biz: The Dirty Souf, I was born in Austin, TX and raised in Houston, TX.
How did you start spinning?
I was fucking up in school and my brother introduced me to DJing. My mom told me she’d buy me some turntables if I straightened up in school. I did so I got my turntables and I was off at 15 years old.
Favorite song to play at the height of the party?
Depends on the crowd, but usually I would say Too Short’s “Blow The Whistle.”
What did you want to be when you were little?
I wanted to be Penny Hardaway, an astronaut and an architect, all rolled in one.
Who are you DJ idols?
Past: Grand Master Flash
Future: DJ Square Biz
Who is the most interesting person in the world?
Lil B, he’s turning the hip-hop business on its head. I love when an artist comes through like a bull and starts knocking shit over in the music industry.
What’s your favorite country to visit outside of America?
To be honest, I haven’t done too much globe trotting but it would be dope to go to Spain. I heard the girls are hot there.
What’s your favorite saying?
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward. I have no idea who that guy is but that is a dope quote.
What piece of clothing do you wear everyday, barring undies?
Fatigues everyday! I always have on something with a fatigue print.
What’s the last thing you bought to wear?
I bought a grill of gold teeth. Don’t judge me, it was an impulse buy.
Favorite guilty pleasure?
Um, I don’t know if my answer is appropriate but let’s just say if someone cut my hands off, I would be fucked.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the Gene Wilder version, that movie blew my mind.
Five favorite songs?
Tyler The Creator’s “Yonkers”
Lil B’s “Pretty Bitch”
Travis Porter’s “Make It Rain”
Big K.R.I.T.’s “Rotation”
Crystal Castles’ “Empathy”
What’s your definition of a good day?
Morning: Triple S (sex, shit, shower)
Mid-Day: Creating something dope with cool people
Night: Eating a good meal and partying with cool people