The next interview is with a guy who needs to either start a blog or write a book. He has dropped the most amount of travel and game knowledge that is not only accurate but also fun to read, so it’s no coincidence he has the highest reputation count of everyone on the forum (even higher than me). He’s the only guy I haven’t met recently whose material I’ve successfully integrated into my own game.
MiXXmaster’s most recent contribution was a field report on Solvenia (you can see from the replies how eagerly forum members await his reports). You’ll find his best advice in threads about Brazil and Colombia.
On to the interview…
1. Can you give us a little background on your age and the type of environment you grew up in? What are some things that influenced you earlier in life that put you into the position you are in now?
I’m 35. I grew up in very tough streets of Brooklyn, New York to humble and hard-working class parents. I was never the most popular kid in school, and especially my neighborhood since my parents did not allow me to integrate with the riff-raff that plagued my streets. I got into a lot of fist fights as a kid and a teenager, mainly because I was different, and was not part of the lower-class, Puerto Rican/Dominican Hispanic community.
Both my parents worked, and did not live off the welfare system like the rest of the poor Spanish kids in my neighborhood. I got good grades in school; the other kids envied me and called me names all the time. I was probably one of the few kids whose parents were not on welfare, and who had a good family without drama or a brother in jail, or a mother with a new boyfriend every other week.
What influenced me the most to succeed in life was the day I was jumped by eight neighborhood kids. They beat me pretty bad with their steel baseball bats, bicycle chains, and Timberland combat boots. I was 12 at the time, and I remember that beating ’til this very day. They beat me senseless. Sure, I got in a few solid punches of my own, but sadly, it was not enough. I had not done anything to them, but just because I was not part of the street gang and aimless lifestyle they had, or who knows, maybe they were just bored, I was always a target of violence. I guess there is nothing better to keep you humble in life than to get punched in the face and feel real pain.
As the blood fell from my eyes, I knew that this is not the life I wanted, and that the only way out was to educate myself as much as I could so that one day I would never have to return to the ghettos of Brooklyn, NY. I could have done like my cousin, who got fed up with the daily fights, got a gun, and shot 3 kids dead—he is still doing life in prison after 20 years of being locked up. That’s not what I wanted either.
Among all of this mayhem, there was a neighborhood girl……yes, a girl that gave me butterflies all over my stomach. Her name was Johanna (she looked like Pebbles, the late 80′s pop singer). Man she was beautiful, and I never knew just how much she liked me. I probably regret never having the guts to talk to her, and rumor was she liked me very much and always asked about me secretly. One day, many years later, in my early 20s, I found out my then best friend banged her. It broke my heart to hear that my best friend banged my childhood crush, and I never told him.
2. Talk about your ideal girl. What does she look like? Where is she from? What’s her personality like?
Wow—that’s a tough question. I’ve had so many women in my life, I am not sure there is such a girl. I am attracted to intellectual/executive women, but those women come with a hefty price tag—marriage. I don’t believe in marriage. Whenever there is free choice to walk away, it somehow makes being with somebody fun. You are not pressured or legally bound to stay, and that’s what marriage is to me; a legal contract designed to punish a man for not being happy down the road with the woman he chose.
If I want straight ‘no-strings attached’ sex, I go for Latin women. They are hot in bed and thirsty for sex as much as men. However, as a girlfriend and someone I just want to do anything with, and maybe spend Christmas morning opening presents with, I like women that are mentally a challenge to me (otherwise I get bored very quick). A woman with a playful charm, and witty personality is a winner to me.
3. What type of game do you run? How does your typical bang go down? How do you change your game when you’re abroad versus in your home country? How do foreign girls and American girls differ?
My game is usually 75% playful, 20% funny, and 5% cocky. I usually run street game. Street game is just about anywhere women can be found—of course to mix it up, I often to clubs, but only before 1:00am—after that, its a waste of time to be at a club, and not in a cozy, private apartment of a woman you are seducing.
I typically approach women in a very playful manner, kind of like the innocence of a kid inviting her to play outside her grown-up world. I observe carefully how she reacts to this approach, and can usually tell what outcome I will have if she plays along, and how she plays along. I typically bang women on the 3rd date, but wait no more than 5 dates before completely going aloof on her, or dropping her completely and moving on to the next one.
When I am abroad, I typically get as much information about the culture as possible, learn some friendly lines, and look for places to take girls away from their everyday lives. Foreign girls give me the sense that they compete for me, compared to American girls where it constantly feels like I must compete for their attention. The roles reverse in other words, and I enjoy being approached and chased when in a foreign country.
4. Describe your travel experiences and strategy. What kind of lodgings do you stay in? How do you approach integrating yourself into a new culture with regard to food, language, local customs, etc.? What do you fill your days with? Do you have a basic strategy for meeting women while you travel?
I usually travel to private apartments for the convenience of being able to integrate with local people faster than in hotels packed with tourist or traveling businessmen. Most women hate the stigma associated with going to see a foreigner in a hotel. The apartment gives them the same feel they’d have with a local guy. As far as integrating with culture, I usually start querying Facebook contacts, and making new friends and asking about it. Some even turn into lays when I arrive.
5. How do you make a living? How did you get into it? What are some skills you had to learn?
I work in the film industry as a film scorer. I produce music for commercials, TV shows, movies and Latin soap operas worldwide. I started this field working as a foot courier at Unitel Video in New York when I was 14. Mariah Carey came in one day to review her video “Dream Lover,” one of her very first songs produced by Tommy Mottola. I then met a comedian popular in the 90s named Sinbad, and sat down to edit a Showtime special he was doing. I sat through the editing session, and I knew it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life, especially since I got to work with stars and celebrities. They’re now my clients.
Aside from the creative side, I had to learn many skills, including how to showcase and sell my work (a.k.a marketing guru). I also play musical instruments.
6. What are your future goals? How do you see your life playing out in the next 10-20 years?
As I approach 40, I think about winding down a bit—working less, and doing more with my life. I never married or had kids, but I think my current set-up is perfect to travel the world worry-free. I want to experience cultures and find a place to live where I will enjoy a slower paced lifestyle, while still chasing local women.
Twenty years from now? I will just be happy to be healthy like a race horse. I cannot ask for much—I lost my father to a car accident—so you never know what curve ball life will throw at you. I’ll enjoy what life has been able to give me short-term: physical health and financial health too.
7. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned so far in life?
Never be afraid to walk away from anything, and keep moving. Don’t get pinned down by staying still for a long period of time, and don’t be afraid to move on to next challenge. Things always work out.Tweet Follow @rooshv
Related Posts You May Like:
Game Tips Newsletter:
Great interview. Mixx, you need to start a blog!
Great interview. Many of us on the forum have wondered who Mixx is. A couple surprises, like the picture and the job description (he had said earlier that he’s an IT Consultant).
It sounds like you prefer American girls, is that right?
Awesome Roosh, these intervies are inspiring, keep’em coming.
Mixx always comes with the strong Data Sheets.
He gave me a great breakdown before I went to Cartagena.
The G Manifesto’s last blog post: Reader Questions on Style, Boxing and Drug Dealing.
The interview is like he describes his game, devoid of cockiness. Sounding very humble there, MiXX — refreshing.
craig | travelvice.com’s last blog post: Cairo is Poison for the Body, Mind and Spirit.
Mixx, your postings are always excellent! Thanks for sharing your wealth of experience. Your pic and bio is a surprise to me, you’re very down to earth, cool. I had a completely different image of you in mind. Mucha suerte. All the best to you!
Thanks for these very inspiring interviews, Roosh.
Mixx is one of the best posters without a doubt.
Roosh these interviews are going to double the interest in the travel forum.
Thanks for the love fellas – It was fun writing this.
@gringoed. Yeah, I said I work as an IT consultant because it is easier to say than what I actually do – which is not that different really. I do work with heavy technology, just not Peoplesoft or the like, but Final Cut Pro and sounding boards, and mixing consoles, and audio equipment, and sound FX software…trust me, there is a ton of technology in that. Yeah, It’s not Oracle financials or SAP or Siebel consulting, but its still a living.
Yeah, I have to say that Mixx did seem different in this interview than I imagined, but in a good way. I guess my impression was that Mixx is this bouncin’ off the wall party guy that’s constantly crackin jokes and high energy, which he may be IRL, but he seemed like a down to earth dude straight-up keeping it real kinda dude here.
Hoping Roosh has a Kona interview in the pipeline.
Nice interview, Mixx seems like one cool cat, I would agree that I was a bit surprised after reading his posts in the forum. Sounds like you could make a movie out of his life, especially his upbringing in NYC. For some reason, I had pictured him more looking like a Rico Sauve/SoBeach Miami Latin player-type, but he looks really chill, and while not a bad looking dude, definitely not a male model type, which goes to show how far game can take you. Keep up the interviews, I’d like to see Kona, Lumiere, or maybe GManifesto (although I doubt he’d show his face, LOL).
P.S. Mixx, Triumph motorcycles are the shit!
I am liking this interview series. Roosh is always innovating.
Rivelino’s last blog post: If American girls are bitches, then American guys are dorks.
@OGNorCal707- LMAO – I actually always hated being compared to that guy (Rico Suave), but its cool…I’m the new hotness – Rico’s washed up.
Good interview. Mixx comes across as a sincere guy. Not much posing here.
mixx is a wetback. we whites are superior. that is all that matters. i may not get laid as much as mixx. but i am white. since i am white. i am better than him. and nothing in the world can take that away from me. yessss!
roissy is this egghead, theorectician. roosh, on the other hand, bombards you with facts after facts. actionable data. you rock.
Besides all other info Mixx report on Slovenia was one of the best I read on the forum. Keep it up!
yea, I also had a mental picture of Mixx looking like the rapper Pitbull or Marc Anthony. But he’s a case study how much of a difference Game can have. Good interview.
Having game is at times similar to marketing. You conquer one and you can conquer the other. Looks like Mixx has done a great job of both.
@12 – woah, that was a bit insulting. Backhanded compliment, anyone?
he’s a little chunky but not bad looking in the face.
chic noir’s last blog post: I got married!.
@chi-noir Umm..you must like scrawny, skeletal men ‘cuz I’m 5’10 and weigh 190lbs with a 32″ waist..but thanks for the face compliment regardless.
Chilled with Mixx for a week in Colombia and I learned a thing or 2 from the experience.
He he comes off fearless with these chicks and it works for him.
Overall he’s an individual with a good grip on life in general, this interview is an accurate representation of the dude I know.
And Mixx, chic noir is a chick.
Yo Naci – where the F****k you’ve been at man? Holla at your boy!
I’m wondering which part of BK he’s from. We’re the same age and I lived in BK too. Wonder if we crossed paths as youngins.
@mis master- sorry, maybe it’s just the pic. but your welcome for the face complement. You have a very friendly& open looking face. No creepy guy or weirdo eyes guy vibes at all.
chic noir’s last blog post: I got married!.
great interview mixx, and thanks for the helpful reports. good interview mr. Roosh!
Great one, I enjoy reading Mixx’s posts. Would love to see one with the G Manifesto. Has anyone ever met him, like people met Mixx?
Things been going great. Get at you on the forum.
I have a hard time believing this below average looking guy get’s laid so much. He must be loaded with money.
@32.. I think he has money and some game … but I was expecting much better than getting a bang until the 3rd date (is kind of too average) Specially in Colombia … 1st date should equal 1st bang, that’s what I go for in latin countries (I am talking scale 7 and up), and never will do more than two “strike” dates with the same girl, I’d rather move on. But if it works for him then fine.