Hi I’m Chad Lackey AKA DJ LACKSWAG, a Dallas/Austin, Texas local DJ and Producer of 5+ years.
What inspires you everyday?
I’m inspired by my peers and collectives to make better music everyday. we all work so hard and dedicate our time to our music. I’m also inspired by my past, to prove everyone who didn’t believe in me wrong. I feel like because of my rough past I have a story to tell, and I want to tell that with my music.
What is something you would change about people in the world
I would change how people treat each other worldwide. As a whole society needs to treat everyone equally. The world has to come together as a whole for the greater good. If everyone helped everyone, it would solve a lot of the problems in the world today.
What is your view on society today
It’s better. It’s better with every year, because with every year people are more tolerant and we’re getting more equal. Every generation complains and we don’t notice how big are the positive changes. Our generation is the best so far. If I could imagine living in better times, it’s the future, so as a whole society should be focused on moving forward, becoming more tolerant, and equality to everyone.
What something you’ve struggled with
in my life, I’ve struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts. most of those feelings were from my past, my family, and the mistakes I’ve made along the way to becoming who I am now. I’ve came to accept them now, and I took those experiences and learned from them. also, those experiences inspire my music emotionally.
What is a positive message you would give others
My biggest motto I’ve learned ever since I was a kid was to treat others the way you want to be treated. if everyone worldwide did this, I think the world would definitely be a better place. Also, I think that people shouldn’t be as judgmental and be more accepting of everyone. equality for everyone is always a good message to give others.
Last question what is a goal you would like to achieve in the future
One of my goals for my future is to perform at a huge music festival like Coachella or EDC. Hopefully in time, I will get there. I recently opened for Xavier Wulf, Black Smurf, Smoke Purpp, and Lil Pump & for SXSW in Austin I’ll be performing with OG Maco, Playboi Carti, Lil Yachty, Uno the Activist & more so I think I’m definitely on the way to my goal