DJ Spooky on Dr. Seuss, Thurston Moore, and the South Pacific


Paul D. Miller is best-known to the world as DJ Spooky (and sometimes That Subliminal Kid). His music, video, and prose creations are all indicative of a drive to mash up culture, both popular and intellectual. He’s released dozens of albums, remixes, and scores, and collaborated with everyone from Thurston Moore to Kronos Quartet.

In addition to his constant creative output, Miller teaches graduate classes in Switzerland, edits collections of essays by the likes of Brian Eno and Chuck D., and is setting up an artists’ retreat in the South Pacific. It goes without saying that he’s passionate about what he does, and that comes through when he speaks. That’s why he was a perfect choice to take part in our Interactive Interview Series. Click through and control the video interview all on your own.

Want more DJ Spooky? Visit his official website, download his iPhone app, learn more about the Vanuata Pacifica Foundation, and buy DJ Spooky music, books, and DVDs


Enter to win! We have an exclusive DJ Spooky prize pack to give away to one lucky reader. The prize includes a rare DJ Spooky t-shirt, a mix CD, and copies of “Not in Our Name” and Viral Sonata. For your chance, just leave a comment below telling us what other question you would ask DJ Spooky. We’ll pick our favorite, and make sure it gets a response on his VYou page!

Even if you don’t win, you can purchase exclusive merchandise directly from Spooky’s site.