Chips Ahoy… More Like Clips X Ahoy [Interview]

Ronald Villamizar, better know as Clips X Ahoy in the EDM world, is a 24-year-old DJ/Producer from Miami, FL. Clips doesn’t feel the need to pigeonhole himself into one genre, so he says fuk ’em, producing tracks ranging from rap to house.

OTB: How did the name Clips X Ahoy come about?

Clips X Ahoy: Okay so I get a call from Hype Turner who was at Walmart and he was standing in front of a stack of Chips Ahoy cookies, and he jokingly says, “you should call yourself Clips Ahoy.” After a couple of weeks, I couldn’t come up with a name, so I decided to go with it.

OTB: When did you start DJing/Producing?

Clips X Ahoy: I started DJing around when I was 17. I was a open format DJ in the Miami club scene for years, then I slowly started focusing on more and more on producing and here we are today.

OTB: Do you think growing up in Miami has helped for your sound?

Clips X Ahoy: Absolutely!!! Miami is such a melting pot of different cultures I feel like growing up here has made me appreciate all genres of music so much more.

OTB: What do you think the best moment of 2014 was for you personally?

Clips X Ahoy: It definitely has to be seeing Carnage play my remix in my Hometown at Ultra Music Festival.

OTB: Who are your biggest musical inspirations?

Clips X Ahoy: I would probably say Timbaland and Diplo. They both have their own unique sound and have set trends throughout the years

OTB: What has it been like working with so many different producers on your Loaded Podcast?

Clips X Ahoy: It’s been cool to have all my friends come on the podcast and showcase their music and mixing skills. I try to help out my fellow producer friends as much as I can, figured this was a great platform.

OTB: What was your favorite track you put out in 2014?

Clips X Ahoy: It would have to be Throwed” with Hype Turner and Lemony Snickettes. The whole process of making the track was really fun.

OTB: Who is your biggest non-musical inspiration?

Clips X Ahoy: Without a doubt, my mom. She is a hard working woman and always taught me anything in the world is possible with hard work, faith and dedication.

OTB: Plans for 2015?

Clips X Ahoy: Well first off I have an EP with Hype Turner titled “Dirty Tropics”. I also have collabs with various artist like ATLiens and Janpier. I want to expand my horizons this year, so you will hear everything from rap songs to future house produced by me.


Clips X Ahoy Soundcloud

Madison Riccardi

Madison Riccardi

Contributing Photographer/Writer
Hailing from Southern California, another Los Angeles native, Madison has been in the EDM scene since 2010. Madison is your main women for anything trap, but she also loves anything from deep house to hardstyle. Madison is not only one of our writers but she is also a photographer as well. If you are ever looking for some bass heavy tunes you can be sure she will direct you to the right Soundcloud. #NapGirls
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