Beam Me Up, Scotty

In preparation for our rooftop event at the Moonrise Hotel, Queens In Space: The Sequel, Vital VOICE scoured
the universe to book entertainers with cosmic appeal, including YouTube sensation Scotty Dynamo.

A full-fledged (and often shirtless) entertainer, Dynamo’s been referred to as a “superstar-in-the-making” by heavy hitters in the industry. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, the 21-year-old producer and recording artist reflects an array of influences ranging from The Beastie Boys to Daft Punk. The result is an original, upbeat and energetic electro-pop sound.

He’s built a large online following by uploading original music videos, cover songs and weekly video blogs to
his popular YouTube channel. This consistent stream of content has attracted an enormous following and has enabled him to share his music and engage with followers from around the globe.

Dynamo has also taken his talent to the stage by performing at Canada’s largest music festivals, including NXNE, Canadian Music Week and the Manifesto Festival. His music has also been featured on Canadian TV, including Fame Television.

Before Scotty Dynamo rockets into our orbit, I thought it would be prudent to ask some probing questions.


 

What can partygoers expect as you entertain them high above Earth?
My goal is to get people to dance like nobody’s watching. Lose your inhibitions; just dance. I hope everyone is ready for takeoff._IMG1093_resize

You mentioned that bad hygiene is a big turn off for you. Do you have any musical turn offs?
I have a pretty eclectic taste in music and enjoy a lot of different genres. If it has a beat, I might just remix it and have people twerking to it the very next day.

What kind of guy would you like to explore the cosmos with?
I’m looking for a starship trooper that is kind, has a good sense of humor and whose butt is out of this world.

Which planet do you find the sexiest?
Uranus, duh.

With millions of fans, there’s got to be a few space cadets. What are some of the stranger fan reactions?
Everyone I’ve met has been really great! The funniest interaction I’ve had took place in the men’s room at a major league baseball game. A guy who watches my videos spotted me a couple of urinals over from him and started freaking out. There were about 50 other guys in there. I love meeting new people! Just not when I’m using a urinal and my junk is out.

You have videos eating and drinking gross things without knowing what they were. What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ingested?
The grossest thing I’ve recently eaten is Vegemite. No offense to all you Australians out there, but I don’t know how you guys do it!

With the galactic appeal of Queens in Space, there might be extraterrestrials in attendance. If so, how would you adjust your show?
Well, I come in peace, but I’ve got Sigourney Weaver on speed dial so don’t try anything funny.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATARINA GAJIC 

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In the preface of his critically acclaimed book Delusions of Grandeur: A Few Hundred Tales From the Emperor of St. Louis, Metrosource NYC editor Paul Hagen writes, "Chris's writing - in particular his chronicles of the goings on in around St. Louis - had the urgency of a journalist embedded in a war zone...He opened doors to a world of people with multiple aliases and secret identities, sinister perpetrators of long cons, and drag performers who embody every aspect of the world legendary." Andoe's long-running "Tales From the Emperor" column in Vital VOICE attracts an international following. When he's not writing or touring, his interests include politics, climbing through abandoned buildings and knocking wigs back.

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