DJ Felli Fel Talks Juicy J, Cee Lo + Pitbull
Our very own DJ Felli Fel is making some news! If you haven't heard his recent summer smash, "Have Some Fun" with Pitbull, CeeLo Green and Juicy J...you got to!!! I get to work with Felli every day, which is a blessing, but when I see cool stuff like this hit the news it really makes you take a step back and realize the amount of STARS we work with here at Power.
Felli recently sat down with HipHopDX to talk about his latest tracks, memories with P. Diddy and what is coming up next.
Felli on longevity in music:
"Longevity is everything. I try to do songs and produce music that I feel like is gonna be around for a long time. I hope that some of the songs that I’ve done are here when my kids have kids. I think part of it is just not conforming to what’s going on for that moment. I mean I think I’m influenced by the sound that’s going on right now, and I’ll be influenced by the sound that’s going on years from now, but I try to do stuff that I feel is gonna be here for a minute."
DJ Felli Fel has always been known for his signature anthems for any season. We can't forget "Buck In Here" with Akon which was HUGE! People in the hallways at power still sing this song daily! Peep the video for it below...and look at those braids! Can we say early 2000?? Also, last years hit "Reason To Hate" with Wiz Khalifa, Tyga and Ne-Yo.
I remember before starting at power 106 I was ALWAYS a fan of Felli. I even had a Felli playlist on my spotify account! My fave track from Felli is "Finer Things" ft. Ne-Yo, Fabulous, Jermaine Dupri and Kayne. BANGER!!!
Felli speaks about what it REALLY takes to make a summer anthem:
"A summer classic can be a lot of things. It’s the feel of the music, and I think the track and the hook obviously dictate any song. In this case you got a fun, upbeat record. I mean it literally says, “Have Some Fun.” It’s just got a feel good melody going on, and then you mix somebody like Cee Lo, Pitbull and Juicy J that’s party all over it. You got “Mr. Worldwide,” Pitbull and Cee Lo murdered this hook for me. It’s incredible how this record turned out, and I can’t even tell you how lucky I am to have such an amazing record but a summertime record. A lot of it is timing too. This record’s come out at a really good time, and like I said just the combination of the artist and the sound of the music makes it for the summertime type anthem."
you can hear DJ Felli Fel EVERY Day on the New At 2 and 3pm-7pm. You can read the entire DJ Felli Fel interview with Juicy J on HipHopDX HERE