Q&A with DJ BAS and Chris Baty of Three Kinds of Stupid
It's Friday, which means it's time for another Q&A session with a hardworking DJ crew from San Francisco. Up this round: Three Kinds of Stupid, who are a lot smarter than that name would suggest, even if "The Humpty Dance" is their safety song.
Name: DJ BAS, Chris Baty, Brother Grimm (who wasn't part of this interview, but, full disclosure style, we'll note is a regular SF Weekly contributor)
Club night: Three Kinds of Stupid
Style of music you spin: Old rap, cool pop, '60s French, '70s soul, electronic beeping, and anything that makes people dance
Name of a track you can't get out of your head: Wallpaper's "T. Rex."
City producing the hottest tracks right now: Gothenburg, Sweden
Dream DJ partner: Francoise Cactus from Stereo Total
Favorite DJ experience: "Feeling the floorboards nearly buckle under the weight of the dancers at a warehouse party in the Mission."
Worst request: "Let me DJ!" (from drunken crazy club patron at our last party who, seconds later, reached over and shut off the music entirely)
Most cliché'd DJ track right now: The Count & Sinden's
The type of drink you prefer clubbers buy you when you spin: Bombay gimlets on the rocks.
Musical mantra: "If all else fails, play the Humpty Dance."
Question we didn't ask you but you often ask yourself: "How am I going to get from Dolly Parton to M.I.A.?"