Monday, August 3, 2009
WHO ARE YOU?
I'm BD1982, a producer and DJ from the Seclusiasis crew. I like to make music on an MPC and always keep the drums first and foremost. I'd say my main influences are reggae music, tomorrow's classics of yesterday as well as zombie movies from the 70s and 80s
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO LATELY?
The past couple months I've been playing at Goth-Trad's Back To Chill night in Tokyo along with 100mado, Ena, and a bunch of other guest DJs. I was asked to record an exclusive mix on the BTC monthly podcast which is online now.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE COMING UP?
First up is the "Shotta Pon De Corner ft. 77KLASH/Space Boots" single on Seclusiasis with a gang of remixes by Slugabed, Hovatron, Starkey, Tayo, Philadelphyinz, Turnin' Tricks and Dore. The digital will be available September 7th and the limited vinyl soon to follow. The release party for the single will at the Back To Chill 3rd Anniversary on September 5th in Tokyo. I'll also be releasing a full length digital-only LP called "Lets Talk Math" in the fall.
WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU INTO RIGHT NOW?
Dev79's upcoming single "Live N Die 4 Tha Street Bass" is crazy, Starkey always has ridiculous new material, really feeling L-Vis1990's new stuff, Pacheko's got real nice heavy and melodic tracks out soon, Martin Kemp and Mickey Pearce first Blunted Robots single is wild, always checking for Stephen "di Genius" McGregor's new riddims, Dam-Funk is killin it...The list can go on for a minute.
WHAT ARE YOU FEELING RIGHT NOW?
1) Recently cool summer nights have been by favorite time of day. Go out and get some good food, take a walk with wifey, break into a public swimming pool, etc.
2) S is for Space by Ray Bradbury is nostalgic summertime reading for me even though I only read it last year. The book is a collection of short sci-fi stories that you'll appreciate if you ever liked old Twilight Zone episodes. "Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed" is especially awesome.
3) So far my favorite record store in Japan is definitely Dub Store in Shinjuku. This place has got a ton of records dating back as far as the 1950s with some calypso, but focuses on dancehall 45s from 1980s to 1990s. Ridiculous spot, always leave with a stack of great music.
WHO SHOULD WE WATCH OUT FOR?
Definitely BreY from London who's making some real creative and intricate tracks, Low Leaf from LA is building her own world of spaced out crunk singalongs, 100mado has fresh tech-centric dubs all the time, and Taliesin's mixes are running the bass gamut of the world.
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