Baio dj’ing at Teatro Parenti in Milan, Italy
Chris Baio announced a DJ tour for his second EP, Mira. The tour is called “Would You Be Interested in a Mira Tour? Tour 2014”. He has also released a tour mix featuring unreleased tracks and you can listen to it here.
Baio - Would You Be Interested in a Mira Tour? Tour 2014 Tour Mix*
*Features unreleased tracks; tracklist to be added in the next few weeks
Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend - Interview with FBi Radio
Short interview with Baio where he talks about an onstage fire during Vampire Weekend’s NYE performance and his dj-ing.
Baio setting this vibe for tonight. Catch him at Goodgod (in Australia) from 11pm alongside Future Classic DJs (via @futureclassic)
Cults - High Road (Baio Remix)
Exclusive remix by Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend.
'High Road' is the lead single from Cults’ acclaimed sophomore LP, Static. The band asked their friend and notable musician, Chris Baio, to give it his remix treatment, and the result is astounding.
You can download this track for free via Noisetrade.com
Growing up in suburban New York in the early 90s, MTV was strictly verboten in my household. Still, from time to time when my parents were otherwise occupied I’d sneak a peak at the forbidden fruit. One day after school I saw a scene from a movie: four knuckleheads in a car singing along to a piece of otherworldly operatic rock music. The movie was Wayne’s World and the song was ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen. I knew immediately I had to have the CD this incredible song came from: I needed to sing along just like these knuckleheads.
I was nine years old at the time and I would’ve had some money saved up from birthday presents. My parents took me to Tower Records on Central Avenue in Yonkers (R.I.P.) and I bought Queen‘s Greatest Hits. I spent much of 1994 singing along to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and even to this day it is a go-to karaoke song for me – which is not to say I can sing it well! It’s really challenging! As corny as it sounds, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ truly feels like a musical journey, something that can be difficult to get from a single piece of music. It means as much to me at twenty-nine as it did when I was nine.”
Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend - XFM Interview - 10/31/2013
Baio talks to John Kennedy of XFM about Lou Reed, living in London, Halloween, DJ-ing + his new EP, MIRA, and touring
“If you’re in a band,” he says, “there’s a really fierce social construct where you’re going to play certain songs, and the audience know what they’ll get, but with a DJ they can play anything. It’s not as clean cut there. Sometimes you’ll have to deal with very drunk people who come up and tell you they hate everything you’re playing and in a way I think it’s a good thing, because it made me feel a little less complacent and more comfortable about making my own tracks and putting them out to the world.”