Billy Lane

  • Genres
  • Deejay
  • Drum and Bass
  • Electronic Dance Music
  • Jungle
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Electronica/Experimental ★
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ Deejay ★
  • Musicians
    • Billy Lane — deejay, electronic artist
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?

02.04.19

"Amen Brother" by The Winstons.

How do you describe your music to people?

02.04.19

Music for jaded ravers and misguided youth. It slaps, breh.

Tell us about how you first started gigging.

02.04.19

I first started gigging as a community radio station DJ in 1995. I also did some mobile DJ side-work. I went by the name "Insane" Billy Lane. So corny!

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.

02.04.19

Celebrating 20 years of 916 Junglist back in November of 2018. I was able to perform with my newly released EP (a year in the making) at a sold-out 916 Junglist event. It was also my birthday.

Tell us about your worst gig.

02.04.19

I love all of my gigs.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

02.04.19

I listen to "Baby Shark" with my kids. I know all of the dance moves.

What was the first song you learned to play?

02.04.19

"Heart and Soul."

What's next for you?

02.04.19

The next EP is in the works and is on track for a Spring 2019 release.

What's the story behind your stage name?

02.04.19

I was born with it. It's really Billy, too, and not William.

What's your favorite local artist/group?

02.04.19

Will Haven, Deftones, Brotha Lynch Hung, C-Bo, !!!, Cake and I guess Tesla.

Who are your biggest influences?

02.04.19

Eddie Edul, Jus James, R.A.W, Dara, Shortkut, Craze, Aphex Twin, Shy FX, Roni Size, Photek, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Roy Ayers, Primus, Lee “Scratch” Perry, NWA.

Who first inspired you to play music?

02.04.19

Grandmother, Dad.

Words to live by?

02.04.19

Don't fry bacon naked.

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