DJ Holiday spoke with HotNewHipHop about his hit single "Miley," the Atlanta music scene, and strip club culture.
DJ Holiday is fresh off dropping the massive single "Miley" with Waka Flocka and Wiz Khalifa, but the seasoned DJ has plenty more up his sleeve. HNHH's newest addition, Kim Johansson had the chance to sit down with Holiday to talk about his recent single, as well as the Atlanta music scene in general.
Of his early beginnings, the multi-platform DJ said he learned from some of the best in the game. "I learned from a lot of different guys like DJ Drama, and Flex, and Clue." he said, going on to name a few of his favorite collaborators.
"Nicki Minaj of course. She's very demanding as far as what she wants to do with her music," said Holiday of his hosting gig on Nicki's seminal Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape. He also had some kind words for a more recent associcate, who he revealed lives up to his reputation. "Wiz Khalifa's pretty fun." he said. "He's always has great 'environmental' things going on."
Holiday then spoke of the intention of "Miley". "I just wanted to do a club record. I thought Wiz and Waka would be perfect for it-- their energy and their balance." he explained, and strongly co-signed Miley's twerking antics. "Yeah of course, that's part of our culture. Why would I not embrace that?"
As far as breaking a record regionally, the DJ confirmed that it's still best to go through the strip club. "Strip clubs are the cornerstone of the world." he joked. "Just in the Atlanta though, it's very important to break a record."
Holiday took pride in his hometown. "Atlanta is like the mecca of hip hop right now," he said, describing the process of how an ATL hit breaks internationally, citing Migos' "Versace". "[Someone like] Drake will come here and be in the studio, and find who's the next hot guy is, and jump on a track like that," he said.
Alternatively, the hit can be brought worldwide by Holiday himself, who travels extensively. "Rich Homie Quan has been blessed because he started from here. A lot of guys from Atlanta embraced it, and then people like me, I [take it to] places like Toronto and Europe," he revealed, but could not deny the influence of technology either. "Also, the internet is taking over everything."
Watch the full interview below.