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40 Questions: Stacey Pullen

40 Questions: Stacey Pullen

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Stacey Pullen took full advantage of having the opportunity to be mentored by The Bellville Three, and since the early ‘90s has been a seminal figure for his city’s techno sound.

Alongside releases on labels like Cadenza, Saved Records, and Form, he’s mixed VA albums for Balance Music and fabric, and heads up his own Blackflag Recordings imprint.

Taking on our 40 Questions this month, Stacey talks about Marvin Gaye, a Japanese vinyl lounge, Kanye, and of course – Detroit.

Read the full interview with Stacey Pullen below.

1. Where are you right now and what are you doing?

Detroit, answering these questions.

2. What year were you born?

The year of the OG.

3. Do you have a nickname?


4. What’s the coolest thing in your house?

My Adrian Pearsall sofa.

5. How would you describe yourself?

I’m a Gemini, so I can be convoluted sometimes.

6. Worst experience as a DJ?

Arriving at my very first professional DJ gig without my records.

7. Best experience as a DJ?

The first year of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival.

8. Favourite record label?

So many labels, I genuinely can’t name one.

9. What’s your biggest weakness?

Having a heart to heart talk with my daughter.

10. First record you ever paid for?

Ramsey Lewis  – Love Notes.

11. What’s your morning routine?

When I’m home, I wake up at 6:30am no matter what time I go to sleep. From there, either the studio or I go to the gym.

12. Your dream collaboration?

Myself & Kanye.

13. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

I love to… (insert your own answer here).

14. Who’s your biggest inspiration outside of music?

The interior design MCM movement.

15. And in the industry?

My biggest inspiration at this moment is the dancefloor, because I love to feel the energy of the people.

16. Ever smoked?


17. Ever done drugs?

Never been addicted to drugs.

18. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

My daughter.

19. And the best gift you’ve ever given?

The life that I have been able to provide for my family.

20. What’s the coolest place you’ve ever been to?

A small vinyl lounge in Japan. The wall was full of vinyl of all genres. The DJ was the bartender, and he played requested music only.

40 Questions: Stacey Pullen

21. And one place you want to visit?

The Seychelles.

22. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

An interior designer or an architect.

23. Worst job you’ve ever had?

Security guard.

24. Favourite record right now?

My ‘M€$O’ EP – which is out now on my label Blackflag.

25. And the best record ever made?

Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’ album.

26. One thing you couldn’t live without?

Listening to music (obviously).

27. Your favourite food?

Ethiopian cuisine.

28. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

When I was a young kid, we used to eat cinnamon rolls with salami on top.

29. Who would you want to play you in a movie?


30. What’s something you’re passionate about besides music?

Collecting vintage MCM furniture.

31. Favourite club you’ve played?

Amnesia Ibiza.

32. Favourite festival you’ve played?

Movement Detroit.

33. Craziest story of being on the road?

No comment.

34. Weirdest request as a DJ?

Making an announcement to the crowd for someone to move their car.

35. If you had one super power what would it be?

To be invisible.

36. Late sleeper or early riser?


37. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

The whole ASMR for kids thing is strange to me.

38. The top thing on your bucket list?

To build my dream home.

39. Most memorable moment of your life so far?

The birth of my daughter.

40. Will you ever be done with music?


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Stacey Pullen – M€$0 EP is out now on Blackflag Recordings.