At four years old, Barrett Senegal (aka DJ Acebooncoon) received his first turntable and replayed his favorite Fraggle Rock track until all it would do is scratch. Now scratching is what he does best as a resident DJ at local Houston venues like The Flat and The Tasting Room. Inspired by everything from grass roots hip-hop music to Willie Nelson, Acebooncoon provides an eclectic variety for his listeners and speaks frankly about appreciating the complete art that goes into being a DJ. From discussing sneakers to Houston legend Z-Ro, Acebooncoon proves that like his working moniker, he is a true Southern figure with local flair.
Drink of choice? Yellowtail Merlot or Shiraz (spoken like a former DJ for Uptown's Tasting Room), or a vodka-tonic
Favorite album cover? Prince's Controversy cover where he's practically sprawled out naked (his words, not mine)
Least favorite song to play which also happens to get the crowd pumped? (*winces) The Wobble
Groupies or entourage? Entourage definitely. Fellow DJ B-Luxx, along with Abracadabra, and Tee Dot (I requested him to spell those)
Weirdest request you've ever gotten? "Mr. Officer" by Lil Wayne. That wouldn't be such an odd choice if it wasn't coming from an 80 year old lady.
The bite you grab post-show? Whataburger fries! (Me: eyebrow raise)
Artists on your current playlist? (In no particular order) Ducksauce, Erykah Badu, Nippsey Hustle, Mayor Hawthorne, and H-town legend Z-Ro
First record you ever bought? Roy Ayers, Ubiquity
What kind of girls do you notice? I notice the girl who's there because her friend made her come. She looks like she just came from work and only wants a glass of wine, then goes home by midnight. That's the girl that catches my eye. (My question: Then how do you get her number?)
Craziest DJ story? One night, both my needles broke on the turntable. I spent an hour stalling the crowd by playing on internal mode until a friend rush delivered them.
What do you wear on your feet when you DJ? A pair of Ken Griffeys, Jordans or Air Maxs'