The first thing musician Jacoti Sommes thinks when he wakes up is "Where am I? How did I get here?" The second thing Sommes thinks when he wakes up is "Alright, here we go!" The energetic performer is gearing up for a set with Donny Monaco under the Hugs And Kisses moniker at Independents' Day this year, so we caught up with him to talk about dancing, personal style and receiving space transmissions.

The first thing musician Jacoti Sommes thinks when he wakes up is "Where am I? How did I get here?" The second thing Sommes thinks when he wakes up is "Alright, here we go!" The energetic performer is gearing up for a set with Donny Monaco under the Hugs And Kisses moniker at Independents' Day this year, so we caught up with him to talk about dancing, personal style and receiving space transmissions

Age: "Timeless"

Hometown: "Mucoduco, it's just past Pluto."

Current neighborhood: Olde Towne East

Day job: "Make people feel good all day long."

Currently listening to: Frankie Knuckles, Moody Man.

Personal style: "Tonio Romeo brings the show."

Style Icons: "Tonio Romeo, and the dude from 'Boyz n the Hood' who steals Ricky's football."

Hat: Custom snap-back. "This hat makes me more aerodynamic when I ride my bike. It's also fitted with an intergalactic receiver so I always know what's up in the galaxy."

Hair: "I went to an exclusive party on Mucoduco, and they don't take too kindly to humans. I was being chased by the bouncers so I had to jump in a river of Mountain Dew and Kool-Aid. It stained my hair this color, and it was a perfect disguise."

Chain: "This is an Annunaki gold relic from my family and has been passed down for millions of years. I got the gold reshaped into a herringbone pattern because it's so classic."

Shirt: Found. "I found this shirt near a pee-wee football practice field. It was in mint condition, and blue is my fifth favorite color. Plus it provides great ventilation for dancing with my friend Leidra Sunkle."

Pants: "I like creases - I increase the crease whenever possible."

Shoes: Asics, stolen from Beau McNaboe. "Asics are so bouncy! They are great for dancing. I could only steal the red pair from my friend Beau McNaboe."

Sunglasses: "The first time I got to drive the Sky Blue ride in the galaxy, I stole these sunglasses from the glove box as a souvenir."