Meet the camp counselors behind Dirtybird Campout: Justin Jay
On October 2, Dirtybird will host the inaugural edition of Dirtybird Campout at Oak Canyon Park. The unique event will put a new spin on the festival experience, providing three days of community-driven camp activities in addition to a stellar music lineup featuring everyone from label regulars like Claude VonStroke and Kill Frenzy, to Route 94, Eprom, &ME and more.
Tying in with the theme of the festival, Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J. Phlip and more will serve as ‘camp counselors’ at Dirtybird Campout, guiding attendees through a myriad of campground activities such as hiking, kickball, sack races, and talent shows. To get in the spirit of the event, we’ve linked up with Dirtybird for an exclusive interview series grilling the counselors on everything camp-related.
So far, we’ve linked up with Dirtybird regulars Claude VonStroke, J.Phlip, and Christian Martin. Now we’ve got the imprint’s rising star, Justin Jay, in the hot seat, who just embarked on his Mom, I Graduated! World Tour.
What’s a good camping memory you have?
My first kiss at camp.
What’s an awkward/embarrassing camping memory you have?
Also my first kiss at camp.
If you could go camping anywhere in the world, where would you go and who would you go with?
Burning Man is definitely at the top of my list. My homies have been trying to get me to go for awhile and I think I’m finally ready… still a little intimidated though haha.
What’s your ideal playlist for camping?
Soul, Blues and Funk holds it down for me in the wilderness.
How would you survive if you were stranded in the woods for a week?
I’m a dirtybird, I feel at home in the wild ;)
Have you ever had a spiritual experience out in nature?
I recently was out in Joshua Tree during a meteor shower and it was insaneee. Staring up at a crazy night sky like that definitely puts things in perspective in a really cool way. It’s pretty trippy thinking about how small you are compared to the vastness of the universe.
What are you looking forward to most about dirtybird Campout?
Goofing around with the whole dirtybird gang. When everyone comes together, it’s always a great time. 3 days in the wilderness with the whole squad is gonna be next level!
Which artists are you looking forward to seeing and why?
I’m super stoked on the line up. Daniel Bell is a crazy techno legend, his DBX alias is so dopeee. I’ve never seen him play so that should be super cool.