Jurassic 5 is coming to drop some beats at the Good Vibrations Festival. This group, which was originally a six piece until Cut Chemist left, comprises rappers Chali 2na, Akil, Zaakir (aka Soup), Mark 7even and DJ Nu-Mark. With their brand of old school hip hop, the group’s list of achievements includes having shared stages with Bruce Springsteen, Green Day and OutKast and collaborating with Dave Matthews. We caught Nu-Mark for a quick banter.
What do you need to pull off an awesome gig?
Well, we spend time incorporating the crowd into the show and going through routines. And we try to constantly incorporate new things in our gigs, such as having drum machines. You know, doing all kinds of things and trying to be creative and unique!
So what’s unique for the coming Good Vibrations Festival?
The whole show is going to be unique! It’s going to be something. It’s going to be one no one has ever seen before. We’ll be doing a lot of things we haven’t done before. I can’t tell you much because if I told you, people would know about it already!
Haha. OK. Do you prefer playing in festivals or in stadiums and concert halls?
Personally, I prefer playing in small venues, to about maybe 500 people. That way, you can really feel the energy from the audience!
What do you hope the audience will leave with after they heard your music?
I hope that they have a good time, and hopefully, they’ll know more about funky music, old school hip hop and breaks!