You just got back home to New York after six months in Ibiza, which is routine for you. Does it take some getting used to? Yeah, we just landed. It’s a little bit of a shock. Being in Ibiza is such a certain lifestyle, the weather is a certain way, and Monday is Friday out there. It’s a totally different thing. New York is my favorite place, but it’s hard to come back to this chilly [weather] where it gets dark early.
You already did some Vegas shows this summer, at Daylight and Drai’s. Are you trying to come to town more often? Yes, there is a more conscious effort to come out more, even though music-wise, it’s a little harder for us there, where it’s much more commercial. We’re trying to break in a different sound out there. But Drai’s is perfect for that. Everybody is all about the party there. It’s probably one of the only places in the world I can just chill and not care about the music.
You and your brother dipped into dance and house music at a young age. Do you think that’s happening more these days with the popularity of EDM, and is that a good thing? I think it’s a great thing. The only thing I don’t like about it is the gimmick that’s been attached to DJing. But just getting into it and loving music at a young age, that’s always a beautiful thing, as long as it’s for the right reason.
The Martinez Brothers October 31, 1 a.m., $30+ men, $20+ women. Drai's After Hours.