My Cousin Vinny

  • Genres
  • Electronic Dance Music
  • Global Bass
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2020 Nominee★ Deejay ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Winner★ Electronica/Experimental ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Electronica/Experimental ★
  • Musicians
    • Vinny — deejay
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?


I feel like my answer changes every year. But “Rainforest” by Paul Hardcastle is that song.

As a child growing up, music surrounds us. What type of music did you hear the most back then?


So many different kinds. Definitely a lot of old-school, funk, R&B, hip-hop, freestyle, cumbia, house music and more. I still listen to a lot of that now, but also to a lot of electro cumbia, moombahton, global bass, the list goes on.

Do you have regular gigs around town?


The Golden Bear every Saturday night with Mike Diamond (Back Bar Saturdays). We also play there second & fourth Fridays (Something2Do).

Favorite SAMMIES story?


Winning Best “Electronica/Experimental Artist” last year, for the first time ever. It was very humbling and I am honored to be nominated again for Best DJ this year.

How did it first start?


When I got my first mixer and pair of turntables at like 12 years old. Throw in making beats on my computer and I’ve been hooked ever since.

How do you describe your music to people?



What are your musical goals?


To continue producing my own music and craft my sound and tastes as a DJ. I’m inspired by so many genres/styles of music and constantly trying to discover ways to bring all of these sounds together.

What drives you to keep playing even though the music industry can be so harsh?


Because the fact that I’m even here answering these questions is a blessing. The ability to do what I love drives me to keep going. I love creating/DJing music and I am going to do this forever.

What message do you hope to give with your music?


To bring people together, have a great time and enjoy life while we’re here. To make memories with those close to you that can be cherished forever.

What's next for you?


I’ll be going on my fourth consecutive tour in Texas for South By Southwest (SXSW) in March! Other than that, just getting ready to release some more music.

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