DJ Tonic Kemestry on Dodging Dildos At A Gig
What's the significance of your DJ name?
Tonic was my rave name. Its the name I was given when I fell in love with edm and its culture. When I was getting serious about my DJ career I picked the name DJ Kemestry because chemistry is everything. Its all connected. The music I am spinning is causing a chemical reaction in you. Either sad, angry, happy, whatever. Long story short my first gig accidently put tonic kemestry on the flyer. So I ran with it.
What's the craziest shit you've seen at a gig?
When I was DJing at a hookah bar, someone decided to throw a blue and white dildo at me. I didn't know what to think, so I threw it back. It landed right next to my arm on the DJ table. I picked it up in confusion, held it in the air the crowd cheered a little and I tossed it back. Thinking about it now I sure hope that wasn't used. The crowd was going so crazy that I guess women didn't need their toys to turn them on that night.
Do you think your music helped with that?
Yeah I do. The party was not bumping at all. Four other DJs we spinning that night. And as soon as I played my first track, the entire [crowd] stood up and flooded the dance floor.
Any compunction to use the dildo to help you DJ?
No, I don't think I would ever want to be known as "that dildo DJ."
Your SoundCloud features a few dubstep tracks. Do you think the genre is becoming played out by now?
I think that Dubstep is always going to have it's following, I don't care who you are. When that deep bass and grimy sound comes in just right it gets people pumped up. At least from my experience it does.
Do you think the bubble is about to burst with EDM in general?
I have wondered that. It's tough to tell. Right now RDM has hit the mainstream. And usually that's a sign of the end times. But it's been [surviving] so long because it was constantly changing. So really I'm pretty confident that its never going away. We will [always] be bumping some form of EDM no matter what.