The Lucky 13
DJ Aaron C is one of the valley’s busiest DJs. With more than 20 years of experience, including a stint as a radio DJ on KUCR FM 88.3, Aaron C has been known to mix genres in his DJ sets. He performs at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Copa, Bar and the Hacienda Cantina and Beach Club. For more information, including a list of upcoming gigs, visit djaaronc.com. Here are his answers to The Lucky 13.
What was the first concert you attended?
Morrissey at the Hollywood Palladium.
What was the first album you owned?
On cassette, I made a double purchase of Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill and Run-D.M.C.’s Raising Hell.
What bands are you listening to right now?
Moon Boots, Duck Sauce, Major Lazer, DJ Vice, and Sultan and Ned Shepard.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
Trap music! To each his own!
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
Flight of the Conchords.
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
What’s your favorite music venue?
To play at: anywhere where I don’t have to lug in equipment. As a guest: Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles.
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
2Pac’s “I Get Around.”
What band or artist changed your life? How?
Michael Jackson. Talk about mass appeal on a planetary level! Uh-mazing! He showed me that music can unite people for real! Whenever I play an MJ track or remix, it’s interesting to see everyone from ALL walks of life groovin’!
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
Bob Marley: “Did you know that your music would be so widely accepted, cherished and regarded as so important to the peace movement? And when is the next album dropping, and can I get a copy?”
What song would you like played at your funeral?
Nothing corny. Probably just silence at that point, because I will be done playing … literally!
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Michael Jackson, Thriller.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
All of Disclosure’s remixes. (Scroll down to hear some.)