Choppin’ at Home Kris

Kris, Producer

Through the power of reach online me and Kris linked up on instagram. I couldn’t recall as to why or how. Me and him can attest either way that services were needed and eventually rendered. He was one of my original guests at Chop Up Radio. Diving deep into everything from streetwear to music, and of course New York shit. Kris is the architect of the music that compliments Chop Up Radio. I caught up with him at his uptown Harlem studio and got to see what the man of few words is cooking. Literally in the kitchen and in the studio.

WHAT’S YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

Wake up, drink some water make a quick snack.

WHERE’S YOUR FAVORITE SPOT TO WORK AT

Still at my desk.

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING

Mainly sweats or cargos. 

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING, LISTENING TO OR READING

Watching mad old shows, documentaries and interviews.

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO MEAL

It’s been way more veggies actually. (I am a witness that the man can chef up a mean burger).

WHAT HAVE YOU BOUGHT ONLINE 

Clothe , sneakers (I wish my collections was still like his)  and collectibles. 

ALL INQUIRIES:

CHECK OUT KRIS MIXING DOWN A BEAT:

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Playing around Quarantine and beats

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Piñatas on the way , @old_head_wylin they not ready

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Choppin’ At Home DJ

DJ & Morgan, Designers & Stylists

Dope people rarely come together to feed off each other’s creative energies. I originally sat with Morgane last year at the studio. We discussed her streetwear label Press among many things. Linking up with DJ originally thru my brother. We built a friendship thru the common ground of all things fashion. I finally caught up with the stylish in house duo at their bushwick home. I got to see whats going through the sewing machine. Who’s cooking and what’s in the future.

WHAT’S YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

Mornings are interesting. I’ve always considered myself the opposite of a morning person, but since the lockdown; I get up at the same time every morning; 9:35am… It starts w/ coffee, as I believe most humans start this way. Load up the French Press, wash my face, and contemplate the action of doing my hair, its always the latter. We have this huge window in our design studio; the mornings are the best; as the natural light fills the room, I stare out and accept fate of another day in quarantine. “Cause like a crip said, I got too many blues for any more bad news” Gov. Cuomo, that’s my nigga right there! We try to watch his news conference every morning, he’s blunt, tells everyone what is going on, and adds his “dad” humor in there. 

WHERE’S YOUR FAVORITE SPOT TO WORK AT

My favorite spot to work is b/w the studio & this nook in the living room. The studio allows me to look out at everything happening in the neighborhood, like this reckless driver who crashed into 4 cars on the corner, or the undercover cops holding up two guys while they search for drugs or weapons. The nook is where I get deep into my thoughts, we have a leather butterfly chair and the arc lamp I ordered finally came in, it feels like the corner where you were sent to think about your actions. My record player is setup here, I can play some vinyl, or just put my headphones on and zone out. 

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING

For full transparency, the first few weeks, I lounged around in sweats. I haven’t dressed up as much as I thought I would’ve, but after a few days I felt the need to look presentable. Morgane made this dope Denim kimono that I’ve been wearing around the hood; along w/ these Belgian loafers I wear everywhere. I’ve got these vintage achilles low common projects in blue suede, the seams are torn, dusty, but the level of comfort… unmatched. 

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING, LISTENING TO OR READING

Well, once you’ve re-watched The Office for the 13th time, you have to switch it up. Knocked out the Tiger King before it became every meme, a few docs; Wild Wild Country. The Innocence Project (good ones I recommend). We re-watch old movies for creative influence, and have made it a point to watch at least one disney movie every night. It’s a different experience watching them as an adult. Music is always playing in our apt; from the “Are & Be” playlist on spotify, to soul classics. As Im writing this, MBDTF is playing, one of my favorite albums! 

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO MEAL

While we’ve been cooking everyday, it ranges from shrimp fettuccine w/ Vodka sauce, to an amazing Shepard’s Pie we are cooking tonight. For the record, I’m the Sous chef, so majority of the credit goes to Morgane. My go to snack… Kit-Kats… jumbo pack!!

WHAT HAVE YOU BOUGHT ONLINE

Home-Goods!!! All we buy is stuff for the house; planters, tv-stand, lights. While I hate waiting for packages, the process is intensified, as I cant just go out and buy it. I’ve seen some good sales online, but nothing I really love, I want more Baby Milo collab items. I scooped the Baby Milo x Naruto tote; I really like the DBZ & Jurassic park collabs. Those are on my list right now. 

ALL INQUIRIES:

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photo by: Alex Crawford