10 Weird Questions with Dion Mavath

Australian native Dion Mavath describes himself as a “DJ, producer, promoter, geriatric sex symbol and creator of abstinence porn.” So he’s not exactly your typical house DJ. The avid surfer and world-traveler broke out in Dubai, spread to Europe, and is now making his sound heard in the more savvy American clubs. On the side, he has a band project called SickAsSwans, which provides the background music for his latest video: tour footage of himself in New York and palling around with The NYC Dancers, that features a cameo by Man Cave’s biggest crush in the universe, Carissa Rosario.

So we decided to forego all that interesting material and just ask him some really weird questions. 

1. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen?

Two little people having sex in a telephone booth.

2. What respected/beloved musical acts bore you?

Justin Bieber: hype! Don’t know if he is respected in any way and the music isn’t bad but the hype just bores me.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsVf1qVQL0c]

3. What are you afraid of?

Failure and butterflies (they have a crazy erratic flight pattern).

4. If you could get away with one crime, what would it be?

Does a fashion crime count, and the ability to make Speedos cool again?

5. What’s your most embarrassing high school moment?

Haha, so many! Throwing up over six people on the first day of school or taking the point of a surfboard right to the scrotum, leading to stitches.

A dancer rehearsing.

An NYC Dancer rehearsing. (photo credit: Bernadette A. Marciniak)

6. What’s the worst date you’ve had?

Probably with a girl I had slept with twice before, getting a text saying, “So when you going to ask me out?” Umm, okay, pressure date!

The date was awful; we talked about the weather the  times and at the end I offered to drive her home but she said, “Let’s go back to your house!” Chilling at my house, getting cozy on the couch, I went to kiss her and she said, “I don’t kiss on the first date.” FAIL.

7. What’s the hardest you’ve ever laughed?

Probably when I dacked (Aussie for pulling your mate’s pants down) my mate in the middle of a busy Chinese restaurant and he proceeded to chase me thru the restaurant and streets while trying to pull his pants up.

8. What’s the most inexplicable attraction you’ve ever had to someone?

Antonio Banderas! He just has the coolest name ever–you can’t say it without a Spanish accent and it sounding like the name of a super spy.

9. Here’s a one-way plane ticket to anywhere. Where will you go?

Bali: great food, great surf, great people.

10. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Snake’s blood soup while on tour in Vietnam. They literally use the blood of a snake and make soup out of it! I really should have taken the title more literally.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/65483475]

You can stay current with Mavath on his Twitter feed, YouTube channel, website, and Facebook page. 

Altogether now: BOOM-ch-BOOM-ch-BOOM-ch

Altogether now: BOOM-ch-BOOM-ch-BOOM-ch

Don’t stop the beat! Read our interview with Texans TE Owen Daniels about his love of house music.

Tom Couture

The throne has been taken.

Then read about The Strange Musical Success of a Dude Named Spose.


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