Kw-logo-holiday

Perry Farrell Biography

Perry Farrell can now add DJ to his list of musical accomplishments.
Courtesy of Virgin Records.
Perry's got it goin' on!
Courtesy of Virgin Records.
From Mic to Turntables

Perry Farrell is no newbie to the music scene. He fronted the alternative rock group Jane's Addiction, was the mastermind behind the famous Lollapalooza festival, fronted another band, Porno for Pyros and has become a great solo artist. What's next? Scratching records, of course.

Although he's best known for his Jane's Addiction hits like Been Caught Stealing, Stop and Jane Says, for the last three years Perry Farrell has been DJ'ing. Mixing records, especially drum 'n bass, is more of a hobby and a passion for the singer but he is making the club rounds. When DJ'ing he goes by the name of DJ Peretz and in July of 2001 he played a packed gig at the Fez Batik club in Toronto, Canada.

According to Perry, DJ'ing is different from being in a band because it's "Therapy on a musical sense - it's weaving tapestry, but astral tapestry, and it gives me a sense of balance because you're making use of the left and right sides (of your brain.) It's very analytical and at the same time artistic." Some people get up in the morning and go work out but Perry gets up in the morning and starts his day spinning records. He relates mixing to real life and says, "You're doing the same thing with people, you're cross-fading people and relationships."

It's no surprise he is involved in the mixing scene. On his 1999 album, Rev there were a couple of songs that touched on an electronica vibe. And having an extensive background in various areas of the music industry it seems like DJ'ing is a great direction to take.

He has a new solo album out July 31, 2001 titled Song Yet To Be Sung. The CD is his first album of new material in five years. Although it's not a DJ mix album - it blends electronica, rock, tribal and dub music with Perry's unique vocals. Besides singing on the album he also played the guitar and harp on parts of the album and played a part in the drum and keyboard programming. With any luck this DJ'ing chameleon will hit the road for a tour in support of Song Yet To Be Sung.

Related Stories:

  • JoJo Interview
  • Rihanna Interview
  • Avril Lavigne - Let Go CD Review
  • More Music News and Celeb Interviews!
  • >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos

    F995647621609

    What's Your Fave Perry Farrell Song?

    • Been Caught Stealing (the one with the barking dogs.)
    • Stop (the one with the spanish talkin'.)
    • Pets is wicked.
    • I don't know but I think I'd like to check out his music!

    related stories

    Entertainment in the forums

    noordinarygirl
    The den of lions. They've probably died of hunger.
    reply about 6 hours
    hugebear
    ur too gud why not give 1? Erm normally Im not smarticles at all and I cants remember any riddles [thinks] The person is captured and has to choose his punishment and which one does he choose 1. Thrown out of the airplane with no parachute 2. Thrown into the pit of liions that hasnt eaten for three years 3. Thrown out of the fast moving car on the busy road What one does the person choose? And why?
    reply about 8 hours
    SelenaGomezFanGirl
    ur too gud why not give 1?
    reply about 8 hours
    hugebear
    Lucy left on a horse on Thursday,was gone for two days, and comes back on a horse,on Thursday how is that possible? :/ Aw I think I has heard this one before and is it cos the horses name is Thursday?
    reply about 8 hours
    SelenaGomezFanGirl
    Lucy left on a horse on Thursday,was gone for two days, and comes back on a horse,on Thursday how is that possible? :/
    reply about 9 hours

    play online games

    Hour-of-code-tumb

    Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

    Candy-quest-feature

    Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

    Fo...

    Dragon-dash

    Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

    1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

    Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    _thumb_100x100

    Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

    Frostbox_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...