DJ Ron: I noticed that on the cover of the CD you're wearing Von Dutch clothing, which is all the rage now. How did you manage to jump the trend on that?
DJ Irene: Oh you know, I'm always ahead of the game on that stuff and I just wanted something real rugged and different, I didn't want the same thing.
Ron: You want something really stylish and cutting edge?
Irene: Yes, I like that. I just wanted something different and that's when I got my Mohawk and then the Von Dutch, and now I'm sponsored by those guys.
Ron: Rock on! How does it feel to be the top selling female DJ?
Irene: The top selling female?
Ron: Well I don't think you've beat Louie DeVito yet.
Irene: No, but it's just I'm on lots of those top selling DJs, that's the way I see it. You know, it's a lot of work, it's a lot of promotion, working with your dream team, not only my manager and booking agent but also with my publicists, with John and working with Susan from Green Galactic. A lot has to do with that, because if you don't have promotion, nobody knows about it. And that's probably why Louie DeVito did so well, because he's got that market cornered in his side of town.
Ron: And you're planning to take over the rest of the country and the world, right?
Irene: Yes, I'm trying to do everything.
Ron: So tell me about all this acting you're doing. What's behind the story of doing the Shakespeare "A Midsummer Night's Rave?" What role do you play?
Irene: Well actually I'm one of the DJs. Christopher Lawrence is in there, Charles Feelgood is in there, and basically they just tell me just act like you usually do and I go that's easy.
Ron: Do you play an actual role in it?
Irene: No, I'm just one of the DJs behind the scenes, and on the movie I do have a lot of footage in there. I was supposed to be in film for one day and it ended up being four days because they liked the way I'd hyped-up the crowd. So you've got to act like you're in a big rave and stuff like that.
Ron: You also show up on two other DVDs; "The Girls" and "Three Chicks and a Bag of Toons" - what are these DVDs like?
Irene: Those are more documentary. The Girls is almost like a "Searching for Deborah Winger" kind of scenario, with me, DJ Rap, DJ Collette and Rebecca Sand who's up and coming. There are a lot of female DJs that she has interviewed and I know that she's done a lot of documentary filming of me and Rap, she even got me and DJ Rap shopping records together at DJ Culture in Costa Mesa. We travel all this way just to go look at and hear records. And it's pretty cool because me and Rap are really good friends and we hit it off really well. And she asked us questions and stuff like that, it was really cool.
Ron: That's The Girls, how about Three Chicks and a Bag of Toons?
Irene: Again, it was almost like an Osbourne kind of thing, they'd follow us around and some days you know, it was just like being ourselves, that's basically what it is. It's due I guess next year or something like that.
Ron: So how many weekends of the year are you on the road?
Irene: I'm out every weekend. I'm so tired right now man! Thursday, I was in Tijuana. Friday, I got back and then I went to see Ferry Corsten and I had the pleasure of having dinner with him and talking with him, and he's really a nice guy.