Live recording of my set on the Shanty Town Show (4/25/13) on Brooklyn Community Radio (www.bboxradio.com/shanty-town/). The first hour is DJ Conquerrah throwing down some reggae and yours truly holds down the second hour with some Dubwize, Ragga Dnb and Ragga Jungle. We also discussed my history as a DJ / Producer and the scene as a whole, past and present. Enjoy! (Tracklist on Soundcloud)
Being a good DJ does not mean playing what the crowd wants to hear, but what the crowd NEEDS to hear. Playing records, in my opinion, should be done, because it is important. Because the music itself is important, and it should be important to you. Playing a record to educate can be done for many reasons, to create a vibe, to send a message, to make people happy, take people on a journey… If you were to teach a class full of people, how would you do it? Do you think it’s effective to just throw out the conclusions and results of problems and try to force feed people with what they should know? Or would you try to find a way to get people to relate to the material, to find a personal connection, to weave a story so that a person can really understand what you’re trying to convey?
Who’s the baddest DJ? A likkle new tune by yours truly, strictly for the dancehall massive!