Miami's DJ Rascal may have been one of the millions of viewers tuning into Super Bowl XLV last night, but don't expect him to catch the Black Eyed Peas - who headlined the halftime show - on stage anytime soon.
"I think if 100 million people watched the Super Bowl, then 100 million people won't be going to the Black Eyed Peas concert this year," said DJ Rascal. "I don't like to hate on anybody, I think they're super talented -- but I don't think they brought it 100 percent."
He added, "I'm pretty sure the NFL music director is going to get fired -- the sound was terrible."
One live music event you can expect DJ Rascal to frequent is the upcoming Ultra and Winter Music Conference (WMC). While not performing this year, he said in addition to partying (of course), he'll be scouting out the new talent pouring in the three-day festival. And since they pulled in over 100,000 spectators last year, he'll have his work cut out for him.
"Last year WMC was pretty intense, and every year is just getting bigger and bigger -- Miami is extremely DJ-driven now," he explained. "I'm going to take advantage of everybody being in town -- I'm always trying to check out different DJs and the next sounds going on and I'm really looking forward to Duran Duran at Ultra this year."
So needless to say the DJ - who spins at Fontainebleau's Arkadia every Tuesday and Friday and Mynt on Saturdays - said he will be stocking up on sleep for what he refers to as one of the "craziest months of the year in Miami." Especially, now that the two festivals take place on separate weekends for the first time.
"I don't really go out much unless I'm DJ-ing anyway, I'll probably be sleeping by 7:30 p.m. on nights off," he admitted. "And for Ultra and WMC in March, I'll have to start catching up on sleep now."