Monday, August 10, 2009
WHO ARE YOU?
Matt Shadetek, New Yorker born in bread, currently residing in Brooklyn. I make beats and DJ, write and run Dutty Artz with DJ /Rupture.
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO LATELY?
I've been building with my Dutty Artz family. Running the New York Tropical parties in Brooklyn with Geko Jones, Uproot Andy, Lamin Fofana and Rupture. I just recently played the BK edition of Secousse with Radioclit and The Very Best. I had a son in February, Archie, and he likes sub bass already, so watch out for him.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE COMING UP?
I've been working on two major projects, the first is Jahdan Blakkamoore's album Buzzrock Warrior which is dropping September 15th worldwide on Gold Dust Media with 8 tracks by me, beats from Modeselektor, Jammer and more. I've also recently completed a new mix album with DJ /Rupture called Solar Life Raft which is dropping in November via The Agriculture. It's got tracks from Mizz Beats, Noah D, Matty G and us remixing Telepathe and Gang Gang Dance along with a bunch of original tracks by us.
WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU INTO RIGHT NOW?
Lately I've been listening to a lot of different forms of house music, stuff from Africa, especially the stuff that Spoek Mathambo is doing with his brother Big Space in their HIVIP project. Chief Boima is also playing a lot of really exciting stuff, Coupe Decale and other forms of African dance music. That stuff and a lot of UK Funky, people like Footsteps, Hard House Banton and Crazy Cousins. Also dancehall, Erup, Blak Ryno, Stephen Di Genious. It goes on and on.
WHAT ARE YOU FEELING RIGHT NOW?
I recently bought myself a Nintendo DSi which is pretty cool. I've been reading a lot of Gene Wolfe, James Tiptree Junior and Octavia Butler. Especially Butler, if you don't know, look her up. Also I bought some Nikes with hot pink laces that match my magenta Dutty Artz tshirt. Mad.
WHO SHOULD WE WATCH OUT FOR?
Skerrity Bwoy is basically the maddest entertainer in NYC. Besides him Uproot Andy definitely, he's on fire. Chief Boima, Spoek Mathambo, Geko Jones, Rupture, Lamin Fofana, Jahdan and 77Klash. Basically my extended Dutty Artz fam.
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