DJ B: So the main focus of the project really is the DVD and, like you said, with the way that you can sort of blow that stuff up now in an audio environment with the 5.1 surround sound. I'm sure we won't get the same effect in the club when you come to it but, or do you bring like special audio gear when you play out live?
Bad Boy Bill: I'm kind of at the mercy of the club or of the promoter. If it's a venue, I don't really spec out the type of speakers or the types of amps. I kind of hope that the club has a good sound system, I do spec out the stuff that I'm actually using, which is the 1200's and the CDJ1000's and stuff like that. But, as far as the audio and stuff on the DVD, that was important to me to make sure that it sounded as good as possible and I really wanted to explore a new dimension by panning scratches and panning things to different speakers.
DJ B: Did you do that yourself?
Bad Boy Bill: And I'd never really done that before, so it was like a new experience for me.
DJ B: So, did you have to bring in like a 5.1 engineer to do that or was that all done by you in Protools?
Bad Boy Bill: It was me and my engineer JJ Flores; we both were kind of figuring it out and we actually went and consulted with a 5.1 engineer, but he really didn't know too much either. So it's a new era, it's a new thing and it's something that I think that since we've done it we feel a lot more comfortable with it. But there's so many more possibilities.
DJ B: The other things is, as I do some graphics for various local electronic shows, I have a copy of Archaos and do various things with plug-ins for some of the online players that you can get. But you bring your own guy with you, so it sounds like you've got really a full multimedia experience for people.
Bad Boy Bill: Yes, I mean we spec out different screens and projectors, but like I said I don't have control over what exactly the promoters or the clubs have. Wherever we can, we plug in our visuals and we have a lot of cool multimedia stuff happening while I'm DJing.
DJ B: Have you got anything in the works in terms of like stuff for the international house label that's going on?
Bad Boy Bill: We constantly have new music coming out, we have a lot of stuff for IHR, and we have a lot of stuff for Moody, and for a couple of our other labels as well. There is just some really good music coming out. We are constantly looking for new music and constantly putting stuff out, as well as releasing my own material that I've been working on. The track me and Hatiras’ did is actually on Behind The Decks called Rokstar and that just dropped. It's got that on one side and on the other side there's a track that I did called Freq’d, and then another track that Hatiras did with MC Flipside as the second cut on the B side.
DJ B: So you're staying busy?
Bad Boy Bill: Yes, I mean I've got to.
DJ B: I noticed also from looking at this All Music Guide profile on you that Bangin The Box 2 through 5 is still available, the first volume evidently, is that like a collector's item now?
Bad Boy Bill: I don't know, I mean as far as I knew it was still available. It could be out of stock… But I think, as far as I know, that we still have some copies at the record label so I don't think it is…
DJ B: Get them while they last, eh?
Bad Boy Bill: I think House Connection One which me and Richard Vision did, I think that label went bankrupt, so then….
DJ B: Might be harder to find?
Bad Boy Bill: I think the label Vwax just went out of business, so that title might be a lot harder to find, but I think Bangin The Box 1 thru 5 should be available.
DJ B: What made you do a London disc?
Bad Boy Bill: Bangin In London was basically a project that a company called Master Tone from England approached me to do, and it was just going to be a UK and US release. And so yes, they approached me, I went out to London, I did some gigs and I tried to make it a little different from the Bangin The Box series and I think a lot of people responded well to it, it was pretty successful for us.
DJ B: Yes, speaking of success, I mean you've won all kinds of accolades, the DMC finalists, Urb Magazine, second place DJ of the year. I was looking on the DJ List, which is a web site that ranks everybody, they just have people vote for their favorite DJs, and you're slotted in there in between Icey and Deepdish, which is some pretty big company.
Bad Boy Bill: Yes.
DJ B: And you were also the WMC Mixshow DJ of the year winner in '98, are you going back this year?
Bad Boy Bill: Yes, I've been going every year man, it's like the place to be if you're in electronic or dance music, you've got to be out at the music conference in March. So I'm definitely looking forward to it.
DJ B: Do you know where you're spinning?
Bad Boy Bill: Yes, I'm going to spin a couple of parties, I'm not sure exactly which ones yet, I know I'm doing Opium Gardens with, I think it's DJ Rap and a couple of other people. I think that's for Sony Playstation. And I'm not sure what else I'm going to be doing, but I'll be down there representing and having a good time.
DJ B: Right on. She was just here by the way, I don't know if you know that or not.
Bad Boy Bill: No, I didn't, know.
DJ B: Yes, we're bringing all the stuff down from Chicago we can get our hands on.
Bad Boy Bill: No doubt!
DJ B: So I want to thank you for coming on the air and being live with us. If people who haven't heard your music before want to know one reason they should spend their Super Bowl Saturday night with Bill here in Nashville, I mean what would be the one thing you would tell them?
Bad Boy Bill: Energy man, I'm going to bring the energy. If they want to come out and have a good time and hopefully get their asses on the dance floor. My sound is peak hour and prime time and it gets you, gets you pumped up, that's the way I'm going to bring it. So hopefully if you're into that, come on out.