Mackenzie Angell, Call Him Mac Attack

Mac Attack let’s it all hang out. Along with live mixing on the show, he talks to me about his new music label Fuzzy Puddles, a rising event in LA he helps put on every month called Bass Waffles promising FREE WAFFLES and FAT BASS, and the art of not selling out.

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9:15 I haven’t finished as of now. It’s on the back burner, but it’s not a huge priority at the moment. I started off doing Critical Theory and Social Justice. It was a mouthful and a nightmare for me personally. Great, great subject matter, but the forum and the people that were participating in it, especially at Occi, some of them were just a little too much. Arguing things for the sake of arguing them and making everyone walk through a laser grid. “Bro, I’m not PC, I’m Mac, bro.” It was a circle jerk of people jerking themselves off with their own thoughts. It was not a loving environment for promoting forward thinking. It was reprimanding you in an oppressive way, which is exactly what you’re learning about, oppression, and being in that environment was like that. No one’s voice was actually being listened to. Everyone was just speaking to hear themselves talk. I just couldn’t take it. 

38:10 If you’re not doing it, if you’re not actually spending the time to move towards those goals, then you don’t really want them. What you want to do is what you’re spending your time doing.

43:45 We have enough of a little mini wave going and artists associated with us that have their own little waves going that people want to be a part of it. It’s dope because at first we were working so hard and even our own friends didn’t really have that much faith in us in the beginning. We had to fucking convince and convince people to come to shows and drag our friends out five minutes to a free show that’s down the block. “Come listen to your homies suck.” You could hear the noobness and the lack of skill and the lack of sound. We weren’t confident up there at all, and you could see that. It wasn’t really fun to be around. It’s hard to support that if you don’t really want to get behind it. Now two years later, we’re doing pretty well. We’re throwing a dope monthly event with two other event companies, the Table Productions and Synaptic events.

Produced by Chris Derr and James Newhouse. Music by Chris Hoogewerff.

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