Who’s fresher out of you and Will?
I would have to say me! I’m sure he would say him.
On what grounds?
I have no idea – it’s just the competitive nature that we’ve always had – that I know he would say him, so I have to say me.
Who was better with the ladies?
Oh, Will was great. I’ve seen Will charm the socks off people. And I didn’t have that, I’m more straightforward. I was just kind of like: Wow, you’re good.”
Last time you were in the UK you did The Graham Norton Show. How did that come about?
That was crazy. I got a call and Will tells me how last time he did Graham Norton he rapped the lyrics to the Fresh Prince and it got a whole bunch of views, and that it would be cool to do a small set.
So I said OK, and in a matter of hours I was on the plane flying from LA to London – I landed, drove to the hotel and we sat down and mapped out the show. It was funny because we did it,
I grabbed my stuff, took a flight from London back to Vegas, and by the time I had landed in Vegas and looked at my Twitter, someone hit me and said it was the coolest thing they’d ever seen. And it just spiraled after.
Do you hang out with Will much?
You know what, between my travelling and him being one of the biggest movie stars in the world, we don’t get to hang out as much as we’d like to. He’s in New Orleans doing a movie at the moment, and I’m supposed to go down there in a couple of weeks to hang out.
What’s your least favourite Will Smith film?
It’s crazy because I’m kind of biased because I like everything he does, even though there’s some stuff that he doesn’t. My least favourite Will Smith film would probably have to be Wild Wild West – and I like Wild Wild West!
What were you two like on the set of The Fresh Prince?
We were great. When you’re filming a TV show, there’s maybe 50 people there, so we were just joking around all the time. We didn’t realise the magnitude that there were millions of people that were going to watch it.
Do you see much of the cast?
Not as much. Sometimes at the premieres they’ll come. I’ve seen Karyn [Hilary] at the premiere, I’ve seen Alfonso [Carlton] of course – he did Graham Norton, too. I haven’t seen Joe Marcell [Geoffrey] or Uncle Phil for a while.
He’d only have thrown you out of the building anyway.
Yeah, thank God. I don’t want to get any flashbacks.
Moving on, what are your DJ sets like?
My job is to take people on a musical journey and sometimes I have no idea where that’s going to go. You want to take people and give them stuff that they’ve heard before, stuff that they haven’t heard in a long time and stuff that they’ve never heard – and you always want to give them that curveball. Because at the end of the night, when people walk out, no one ever talks about the stuff everybody’s played before, they talk about the curveball.
Do you plan your sets, or just go with the flow?
I probably have about 70 or 80 different sets, and what I do, I go from set to set. I may play five records from this, and then think it might be really cool to drop some Brazilian funk. You never really know how it’s going to come out, so I generally just go with it. There are times when you’re like, Wow, that was great and then at the end of the night, you forgot what you did.