Yet more and more revelations for me listening through the Red Bull Academy podcasts.
Wajeed talking about Detroit and how much passion he has for music, even above business, and going with what you feel.
Talking about the atmosphere of Detroit and what it means to make hip hop there, is something I understand.
Kirk Degiorgio did some of the same things I did. He went to Gratiot Avenue and knocked on the metal door of Metroplex.
I went to the same door and knocked on it as Transmat, I was just unlucky enough not to meet anyone there, but yes I have a photo from the wall like a picture from cyclists out of Tour De France.
Also after people here moaning about me using a laptop, Kirk Degiorgio uses it in EXACTLY the same way I do.
Processing the tunes in Pro Tools, importing them and warping each tune by hand in Ableton, then chopping up sections of the tune to allow them to mix and get creative. Cutting out bass and mid to make an acapella, adding percussion loops etc. Exactly the same.
Ectomorph does the same, and many Dj’s now use Midi controllers for the performance aspect, which I need to get hold of.
So more and more, lecture after lecture, confirming again and again what I’m doing and how I’m thinking IS right.
Just at a time when I am giving up on China, this has to be the strangest time for this to happen, but it’s happening….
More next time… Stay strong, no retreat , no surrender.