Crate Expectations: Wuki

The Denver producer gives us the lowdown on the soundtrack to his college tailgating years.

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Sep 18 2015, 11:13pm

Like most people, DJs and producers have specific songs tied to events throughout their lives. In Crate Expectations, we extract a playlist from their memories to tell their story. This week's subject is Wuki, the genre-smashing solo project of Denver-based producer Kris Barman, whose recent ON DECK mix for THUMP spanned pretty much everything from ghetto-tech and trapstyle to the Peanut's theme. On Saturday, September 19th, you can catch the self-professed "undisputed king of booty" at Miami's Grand Central as part of THUMP and Verge Campus' Game Day Tour. But for now, check out the songs that soundtracked this man's college tailgating years.

THUMP: What's one song that quickly takes you back to your college years?

Wuki: Talib Kweli and Mos Def's "Redefinition."

When playing a tailgate party BBQ, what are two songs that you can't go wrong mixing together?

Trick Daddy's "Take It To Da House" into "Whoomp There It Is."

What is without doubt the best tailgate BBQ anthem ever made?

Gary Glitter's "Rock & Roll."

What's your favorite sports pump up song? (Kernkraft 400 or Sandstorm doesn't count!)

"We Will Rock You by Queen" definitely gets me pumped, haha.

Which of your own tracks do you think best captures the college party tailgate vibe?

I think my new track "Front2Back" has a pretty wicked Miami bass vibe.

What's your favorite sports victory song? (Like "We Are The Champions"...but better)

Asia's "Heat of the Moment" is pretty epic. Does that count? "Eye of the Tiger" is a close second.

What's one track that you plan on playing out on the Game Day tour, and why?

Outhere Brothers's "Boom Boom Boom"—it always gets great crowd response!

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