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Jake Goldsmith is one funny dude. Whenever we get to speak with the 30-year-old selector and member of the Rebel Disco collective, he tends to be quick with quips or some sort of wittiness that always makes for a lively interview. Such was the case when Up on the Sun had a chat with Goldsmith recently for this week's DJ Dossier, which -- as you'll read -- is filled with plenty of wisecracks about his lack of dancing skills and a secret crush on Ryan Gosling.
This same spirit of fun tends to flow through both his sets and those of every member of Rebel Disco during their Wednesday night Push Push affair at Bar Smith, where he'll host ultra-hyped DJ Jacques Renault this week. We spoke with Goldsmith about Renault's influence.
Are you a huge fan of Renault?
I'm a huge fan of feel-good tunes. His name happens to be attached to a lot of those as of late. He's a friend, though, and a talented dude.
Is this the first time he's performed in Phoenix?
Why do you keep bringing him back?
Good question. He was relatively unknown here the first time round and the turnout was underwhelming. So we are hoping the third time will be the charm. We've also invited his NYC pal and DFA stalwart Justin Miller along this time.
What does Renault do better than other DJs?
His collection is noteworthy, his remixes are class, and he pushes the latest sounds. He's got his finger on the pulse, if you will.
Does he have anything special planned for his set on January 30 at Bar Smith?
Actually, I'm sure he's got something off his new label Goodnight Moon that he'll play. And he, Justin and I will be tagging -- playing together record for record -- from 11:30 on. Gonna be a gas.
Are special guests such as Renault how events like Push Push stands out from other club nights?
Yes, but also the night itself. What we do and what we play isn't being done/played anywhere else in the valley. It means you can dance and sing with a group of DJ's that don't take things too seriously, we try to have fun. Playing fun music for fun times. No aggro nonsense. -- Benjamin Leatherman
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ