The next installment of our Heavy Set series comes from No One Likes Us, a DJ duo out of the Lower East Side. To accompany each mix they put each other on blast with a quick, but telling, Q & A.
Nolan McHugh aka Tacoma Dome (inspired by a little hometown nostalgia), is Allday's all-star strategist by day and downtown cool-boy by night. He put together an unexpected and genre-blurring mix (with a killer intro) of hip-hop, rap and underground mashups — a solid selection of “good-mood music.”
Rumor has it you’re a closet country fan, is there any truth to this? If so, any chance you sneak some into your next set?
Hahaha. Yeah, secret’s out. I do bump it every once in a while, ever since this girl I dated in high school put me on. It’s just good-mood music. But nah, probably not in a mix. Actually maybe I’ll drop that Tim McGraw/Nelly joint from awhile ago. Shock the world.
Where did your name [Tacoma Dome] come from? Are you actually from Tacoma?
No I’m from Seattle, but Tacoma is nearby. Tacoma isn’t necessarily very cool... But the Tacoma Dome is where a lot of the big concerts would be when I was growing up and too young to go, but my sisters would go and I was always jealous. They had these great radio ads for the monster truck rallies and WWE wrestling events that were there. You know, the guy with the really deep voice and lots of explosion sound effects. I also just love the name. Has a great ring to it.
“I was too young to go to the Tacoma Dome. My sisters would go and I was always jealous.”
Where do you wanna play in the city where you haven’t yet?
The Jane. It's such an awesome venue but feels like it has lost some of it's allure. I think the music could be improved upon, and maybe the rest would follow. The crowd gets so wild, it’d be intoxicating to play there.
Describe your last date.
1. The Weeknd – Glass Table Girls
2. ASAP Ferg – Dope Walk
3. Big Sean – All Your Fault
4. Banks – Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)
5. Ja Rule – Livin It Up
6. Waldo – Explicit Content
7. Drake – Know Yourself
8. Usher ft. Migos – Still Got It
9. Kanye West – All Day
10. Travis Scott ft. the 1975 & Big Sean – Don't Play
11. Post Malone – White Iverson
12. Sia – Elastic Heart (Clams Casino Remix)
13. Tory Lanez – RIDE (Falcons Remix)
14. Gucci Mane ft. Migos – On Us
15. Sweater Beats – Feel Me (Falcons Remix)
16. Snakehips x Tory Lanez – Dimelo