I grew up on Public Enemy and have all their albums. I even blagged aka conned my way into photographing them during the Public Enemy/Anthrax tour back in the day when they came into Birmingham, AL. (Ask to see my photos of the show sometime!) What got me into them wasn’t the rough politically tinged delivery of the legendary Chuck D or the antics of Flavor Flav; it was the bombastic urgency of the beats that pulled me towards the group.
Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy, Bomb Squad, Def Jam) was the mastermind behind PE’s sounds. He took the sounds of hip hop in a totally new direction that was urgent and of the times. We (as in the internet collective) are lucky enough in this day and age to have him do a live streaming workshop with the soon to be legendary in their own right Dubspot.com Monday January 30th from 7 – 9 pm EST.
Hank Shocklee along with dubstep producer FaltyDL will be showcasing Propellerhead’s Reason 6 software during the workshop. Without giving too much away, please head on over to dubspot’s blog which gives you all the info you will need plus video interviews of both Mr. Shocklee and FaltyDL.
I’m tuning in, are you? Ken_UF
If you ever wanted a chance to speak to Mark Knight (Toolroom Records) or D. Ramirez (Slave Records) about their production process this is your lucky day. IconTV will host an interactive webcast with the guy’s on the 16th of Feb 2011 via a Ustream broadcast. I for one can’t wait to hear what they have to say about their production process or how Dean keeps such a killer beard. (OK maybe that’s just me thinking that?)
Even if you don’t produce House Music and are more inclined to rage out to Drum and Bass or Dubstep, you should still check this webcast out.
Till the webcast on the 16th feel free to check out the video below to their massive night they just recently held at Avalon in Cali. Looked like everyone there had a great time judging from the video.
Also, check out Icon Collective as they are the ones to thank for bringing Mark and Dean together for this event.
A bit late on finding this video, but it is the month of October so I find it fitting to post it now. This is a interview with one of the most innovative DJ/Producer/Remixers at the moment. I’m talking about Fake Blood! The man has been on fire and his e.p. Fix Your Accent which is on the Cheap Thrills Label has been in high rotation with most of the influential dj’s around the world. (Including yours truly. Tooting my horn again.)
DJ Haul host of Kitchen Sink Radio had the extra rare opportunity to interview Fake Blood for Scion A/V.
Wow! I am surprised and happy to be featured in this month’s issue of Birmingham Magazine’s “Best of City” feature.
Please visit Birmingham Magazine here: www.bhammag.com
I sit down with Mux Mool and talk about his latest EP, “I’m Jus’ Sayin’ Is All”, as well as the transformation from writing progressive house music to hard indie hip hop and big booty’s too! It’s a must listen to interview. Sorry for the audio quality. The “Green Room” happened to be right behind the main stage, so the music was extremely loud as you will hear. I did a little bit of Eq’ing to try and tone down the music and it’s ok, but I wish it was better. Thanks again to Mux Mool for the interview! Now Go buy his EP “I’m Jus’ Sayin’ Is All” on iTunes!
UPDATE: After three years I am able to take this performance of Mux Mool LIVE @ Zydeco’s in Birmingham, Alabama off of the private setting on my Vimeo account and make it public. Enjoy the 12 min plus of Mux Mool tearing up Zydeco with his brand of “skulltasting” glitch hop! Ken_UF