Having no musical boundaries gives CHASEONE2 all the freedom in the world.
Where are you from, have you always lived in Utah?
I was born in Tampa Bay, Florida, then moved to Sacramento, California, then moved to Phoenix, Arizona. I moved to Salt Lake in 2000 and have moved around a bit (New York, California, New Zealand), but I always find my way back to Utah.
1. “Hold Me” Beerlover 2. “Hold it now, Hit it (Acapella)” The Beastie Boys 3. “ILYAF” Anna Of The North 4. “Only Years” Edwick John 5. “On My Mind (Acapella)” Soul IV Real 6. “Funbox Party” Copycat 7. “Can't There Be Love (Pilooski Remix)” Dee Edwards 8. “Gangsta (Cut Chemist Remix)” Tune-Yards 9. “Buggin’ (Pickster’s Trick Rubin Remix)” Justin Martin 10. “MTI (TWRK Remix)” Koreless 11. “Estrelar” Marcos Valle 12. “Laid In Full (Rakim Suite) (Qdup & Sons of Satin Re-Twerk)” Eric B & Rakim 13. “Noir” S Strong & Boogie Belgique 14. “Rich Kind Of Poverty (TREW Edit)” Sam & 15. “Soul Clap (Altered Tapes Rework)” Showbiz & AG 16. “People Everyday (Altered Tapes Rework) Arrested Development 17. “Love & Happy” Copycat 18. “The Mother We Share (Moonboots Remix)” Chvrches 19. “Burn (Leo Kalyan Remix)” Ellie Goulding 20. “Groovin’ (Nobley Nobe Edit)” The Young Rascals 21. “My Lady/The Crusaders” Daigo 22. “Raise It Up (Doc Adam Remix)” Slum Village 23. “The Rain” Oran ‘Juice’ Jones 24. “Stoop Rap (Doc Adam & Nick Bike Break)” Double Trouble 25. “Today (Bladerunners Edit)” Tom Scott & The California Dreamers 26. “ Enjoy The Ride” The Social Lovers
How and when did you become interested in music, was there a specific event or time in your life that made you want to start DJing?
I think my Dad had a lot to do with that. He introduced me to jazz and soul music at an early age. He had a killer 8-track collection we would always listen to in the car. So when I was 16 I basically stole his entire record collection and that's when I started buying records also. My friend had just bought turntables and a mixer so that's what we did everyday. When I was 17 I had finally saved up enough money to buy my own turntables and mixer, and a few months after that I bought my first sampler, an Akai S-20. Around this time is when I was introduced to Z-Trip and Radar, Pickster, Tricky-T, Dj Entrification, and Dj Element (who was a fellow high school classmate). I always loved hip hop, but I was mainly fascinated on what was going on behind the scenes, the producer, the dj, the records they were sampling to make these songs.
Which bands or artists inspired you when you were younger?
Stevie Wonder, War, Dj Shadow, Cut Chemist, Mark Farina, Jurassic 5, Freestyle Fellowship, Fugazi, KRS One, Richard "Groove" Holmes, The Beastie Boys, Dj Premier, Z-Trip are a few that come to mind.
How did you come up with your DJ name?
This is kind of a funny story actually. So in the early-mid 2000's there were two local deejays going under the name Chaseone, myself and Chase Jensen, aka Street Jesus. It started to get confusing on flyers and the weekly newspapers after a while so I just added a 2 to my name and shortly after Chase Jensen became Street Jesus. Haha.
What do you like (or don’t like) about living in Salt Lake?
There's only one thing I don't like about Salt Lake and that's our terrible air quality in the winter months. I love the people here, the small, but incredibly talented groups of artists and musicians. Salt Lake is a true gem. It often gets overlooked by people, but for the ones that know, it's one of the best kept secrets of the west.
How would you describe the scene to an outsider?
A tight-knitted group of incredibly talented individuals, artists, bands, musicians who all pretty much know each other.
What equipment do you use for DJing (or producing) including for this mix?
For deejaying I normally play off of two Technics 1200's MKII's or two Numark TTX's, a Pioneer DJM-400 or a Rane TTM 54. For producing I've had my share of machines over the years including an Akai S-20 sampler, an Ensoniq ASR-X Pro, an MPC 1000, an MPC 500, but as of lately I enjoy using the Roland SP-404 sampler. I really enjoy analog machines if you couldn't tell. For this mix I used two Numark TTX turntables, a Pioneer DJM-400 mixer, Serato Scratchlive program, a Tascam DP-02 digital 8-track recorder.
What goals do you have for yourself when it comes to music and in life?
I have one basic motive in life and music and that is the tendency to self-actualize, to fulfill one's potential and achieve the highest level of "human-beingness" I can. Basically, I try to put my best food forward in everything I do in life.
What kinds of activities do you like to do when you’re not playing out?
I enjoy record shopping, skateboarding, reading, homework,painting, watching James Bond movies.
How would you describe your style of selecting and mixing?
I tend to be all over the place at times. I honestly have a hard time staying within the lines or genres. To me deejaying has no lines or boundaries, that's the reason I love it so much you know, you can just take it anywhere you want. I tend to play a lot of loops in my mixes also. That's where the production aspect comes into my mixing.
What is a favorite gig (or two) you've played during your DJ career?
I always have a blast playing in Phoenix with Dj Entrification, But honestly, anytime I get to play alongside my friends Godina, Sneeky Long, Finale, Flare, Matty, and you of course, will always be my favorite.
Anything else you want to share about the mix you made for NCM?
I pieced the songs together in a Psychology class last Thursday afternoon and when I got home I setup and hit record. This is a live one-take mix recorded at my house in the Avenues. It has a little bit of everything on it. After listening to it I realized it has a good spring time vibe to it. Hope you enjoy it.