I Saw Tonka Interviewing Trevino Underneath The Mistletoe December 02, 2016 09:30

Deck them halls with loads of holly and get that fucking mistletoe out, lads...it's DECEMBER, and in DECEMBER you've got CHRISTMAS, and on CHRISTMAS you've got SANTA who brings loads of presents to all the good little boys and girls. If you've been naughty, you can forget about it. You're fucked.

I've been well good this year, so I'm buzzing for when Santa climbs down my chimney and brings me my new Lego Ninjago set, Micronoids robots, six grams of Charlie chalk and that Scooby Doo: Wrestlemania Mystery DVD.

The other day, I had a really festive idea; a weekly interview series with a different DJ each week where we ONLY talk about Christmas. I'm sick of hearing about which clubs the DJs prefer playing in, and who their biggest influences are, and who they really rate at the moment, aren't you?

Let's get Christmas started with a lovely little interview with a warm-hearted, jolly old man: Marcus Intalex aka Trevino. We met up in the grotto at the glorious Charter Walk shopping centre and talked loads about Christmas.


Q. Where will you be on Christmas Day, and who with?
A. This year just with me mar back in Burnley; the centre of the universe, or Babylon to the locals.

Q. What is your Christmas Day routine?
A. Get up around 10am, have a lil breakfast, go visit me gran, come home, open the presents, help with dinner, eat way too much, slouch for a few hours then usually go and see some friends for a couple of drinks.

Q. What was your Christmas Day routine when you were a kid?
A. The same, but with better presents and no drinks.

Q. The best present I ever had as a kid was the Super Nintendo in 1992. What was the best Christmas present YOU ever had as a kid?
A. Err. I cant remember, but the best (worst) Christmas present I ever gave was to an old girlfriend after we had been together for four years. She was expecting an engagement ring, but what she got truly destroyed our relationship.

As she had just got her first car, some crappy old Ford Fiesta, I noticed that it didn't have a parcel shelf, so practical Marcus went out and bought her one. It came in a huge box, so I wrapped it up in about £20 worth of wrapping paper and thought nothing of it. Little did I know she was super convinced that inside this massive box there was going to be a series of smaller boxes with, finally, a tiny box with a ring inside it. She was so excited that I could see it on her face. "Marcus is a sly old dog, look at all this trouble he has gone to to pretend he hasn’t got me a ring...how romantic.”

OOOOPS...no, me dear, it's just a parcel help for your crappy Fiesta, hope you like it…! Suffice to say the relationship didn’t make it to the end of January.

Q. What is your favourite Christmas song?
A. I'd say White Christmas...I'm a sucker for Christmas nostalgia and those old black and white movies when everything seemed so innocent. They tend to add a bit of romance and feel-good factor in to the air, up until news comes on that is, then it's bad news all the way.

Q. Has there ever been a drum and bass Christmas song?
A. I don't recollect, but I know Metalheadz do a roaring trade in Christmas jumpers, which is almost as corny.

Q. What do you want for Christmas this year?
A. Just some new ears that don’t permanently ring...

What a lovely young man! I've got a sneaky little feeling that Santa may just pop a couple of brand new ears into the stocking at the end of Trevino's bed this year...my sources tell me that he's been a very good boy. And what a DJ (and producer)!

Join me next Friday where I'll be interviewing Ricar...no, I'll keep it a secret. Find out next week ONLY on the Hotflush blog by Tonka. Etc.

Trevino's Slide Away EP is out now on Hotflush Recordings.
Buy it from this link here.