KOOL A.D. aka Victor Vazquez is an American musician, rapper, author, and artist. He is from the San Francisco Bay Area of California.

1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?

this cosmic thing called life, man.

2. How and when did you get into making music?

my dad started teaching me guitar when i was like 4 or 5. he used to sit in on the paul butterfield blues band practices in chicago when he was a kid and that’s how he picked it up. i started playing guitar and then drums in little punk rock band s when i was like 13.

3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?

ornette coleman: free jazz

john coltrane: sun ship

alice coltrane: journey to satchidanand a

marvin gaye: what’s going on

jimi hendrix: electric ladyland

4. What do you associate with Berlin?

i don’t know, the cold war? but i mean on a personal note, every time i came to play berlin before i always got fucked up on drink and drugs and partied until sunrise, so i have warm feelings about the place.

5. What’s your favourite place in your town?

i live in baja, right on the beach, so i’ma have to say the beach

6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?


7. What was the last record/music you bought?

jay-z: 4:44

8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?

acid mothers temple

9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?

too many, i can’t pick a favorite

10. How important is technology to your creative process?

i guess its helpful but not like, crucial

11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?

i got two older sisters and they dig the music, hella proud and whatnot.


KOOL A.D. is performing at Acud Macht Neu on 14.09.2017 with Cult Days.