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Interview avec Dj Oddrock

18 Febbraio 2007 1 commento


Bref histoire de Dj oddrock
– Amour de la culture Hip Hop depuis 1990. Depuis cette année, j’ai appris à danser, à mixer, un peu à scratcher, à faire des beats. On est maintenant en 2006, et je n’suis pas prêt d’arrêter….. L’histoire continue ! 4 life !

Ceci est ton premier cd?
– Oui, “tripodd” est mon premier CD. Je l’ai fait comme une mix tape, c’est-à-dire qu’il n’y a pas de pause entre les différents titres. Il y a 24 tracks et la durée est de 78 minutes. Tous les beats sont produits par moi-même. Tripodd est composé de morceaux inédits d’MC’s suisses, de remixes ricains et d’interludes

Dis-moi quelque chose sur le hip-hop dans ta ville
– A Lausanne, il y a beaucoup de personnes qui ont beaucoup de talent dans ce qu’ils font. Que ce soit dans le beatmaking (Eagle, Chief, Skile, Sebb, Willy Sunshine, Ketak, Mig-L), dans le turntablism (Sensay), dans le MCing (Person, Nostra, Mens Sana, Megaton B-boys, Amnesty, et j’ai pas la place de tous les citer…), et dans le graff (VIP, 06crew, 7$). Beaucoup de création ! Big UP à toutes ces personnes et à tous les autres !

Est-ce que tu connais quelque chose sur le hip-hop en Italie?
– Pas grand chose… A l’époque où je dansais (1993-97), j’entendais beaucoup parler du fameux B-boy Maurizio (si c’est écrit faux, désolé…).

Qu’est-ce que tu penses de mp3?
– Bien pour économiser de la place. Pas bien pour le marché du CD et les artistes qui essaient de vivre. J’parle pas de ceux qui se font des millions, mais des artistes qui ont de la difficulté à investir de l’argent pour sortir 1000 exemplaires de leur CD.

Et des femmes dans le hip-hop?
– C’est beau de voir une femme en action ! Que ce soit sur le dancefloor, derrière les platines, devant un mur avec une bombe, ou encore derrière un mic. Et si elle reste féminine, alors c’est encore mieux !

As-tu joué en live?
– Tu veux dire avec une MPC ? Créer un beat en live ? Non, pas encore, mais je prévois de le faire. Autrement, en tant que simple DJ avec ses disques, oui, pleins d’fois.

Quel est l’artiste que tu prefere et pourquoi?
– Dans le HH, je dirais Q-Bert, tout simplement parce qu’il est incroyable ! Et dans le tatouage japonais, je dirais Wido de Marval, parce qu’il a un énorme talent, et qu’on a passé beaucoup de temps ensemble….

Selon toi les videos hip-hop represent le reel hip-hop?
– Aucune idée, je ne regarde que “Les Experts” à la télévision.

Dans ta vie, comment tu vis le hip-hop?
– Je dirais plutôt que c’est en partie le Hip Hop qui me fait vivre. Au niveau de la musique, des amitiés, de l’ouverture d’esprit et de la création, le Hip Hop est comme un 2ème battement cardiaque. Le 1er étant biensûr ma femme et mon fils !

Dis-moi quelque chose sur les radios et les clubs dans ta ville
– Big UP à l’émission Dowtown Boogie sur la radio Couleur3 ! …autrement, je n’écoute pas du tout la radio, donc pas de commentaire. Et pour les clubs de Lausanne, je dirais juste que les boss, les organisateurs ou programmateurs qui ne voient pas que l’aspect financier, mais aussi l’aspect de l’amour de la musique et de l’art, sont bénéfiques à notre culture. Fuck ceux qui ne pensent qu’à se faire de l’argent !

Projets futurs
– Une compilation produite par tous les artistes de notre label orformOrnorm. Ce projet sera en téléchargement sur notre site www.orformOrnorm.ch, et on distribuera gratuitement le CD. Je n’peux pas donne de délai..

Merci et salut à…
– Toi, et tout l’monde. Love !

Pour te contacter?
– oddrock@orformornorm.ch / www.myspace.com/oddrock

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Interview with Jamie

18 Febbraio 2007 Commenti chiusi

A little history of Jamie
As lovers of House, Hip Hop and Funk, we started making music
durring our high school years. Influences such as the Meters, James
Brown and Herbie Hancock drove us from digging through record crates
to picking up instruments to ultimately create our own sound. Also
influenced by the heavy House scene in Chicago, we’ve always held onto
elements of that evolving genre. Most recentlywe’ve joined forces
with Galapagos4, chicago’s premier indi Hip Hop label. We’ve got a
European and a west coast tour under our belts as well. Last but not
least, we’ve have just released our second album, Tuff Love.

Is this your first cd?
Tuff Love is our second full length release. It’s our tribute to
Chicago. The first release, Subtleties of the Game was a labor of
love…a success for sure. Our label mate Qwel jumped on a few tracks
as well. Folks in Japan really loved the first album which broke some
ground for the label; all in all, we’re proud of Subtleties.

Tell me something about hip-hop in your city
Hip Hop in our city is strong, especially on the underground,
playground front. Big Business Hip Hop still might live on the coasts
but no one can say Hip Hop isn’t strong in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta,
etc. Hip Hop has assimilated into every city in America but I’d say
we got a special dose of it growing up in Chicago. See Chicago is
accessable, efficient. Chicago is loyal and forgiving. Chicago
nurtures artists with something to say, but also nurtures artist with
heart. There’s no such thing as a flash in the pan in Chicago. Once
loved, forever loved. Tuff love.

Do you know something about hip-hop in Italy?
We got to see some Hip Hop in Italy. It was hard to get a feel
for it though. We only took part in one show. It was interesting to
see how other cultures have adopted Hip Hop. It’s alive in Italy,
slammin’. I wish we had more time to visit. For sure, one the
craziest things I’ve ever seen is the subway in Rome rolling up,
covered in graff. It blew my mind…it was almost as thrilling as the
women.
Hip Hop in Europe was like being at home but dreaming, with lots of
chocolate, trains, beers….wait, that’s just like home. I don’t know
how it was different exactly, it just was. We were just happy to see
that Hip Hop for most people around the world has become a positve
vehicle for self expression and social change. We found that a lot of
cats were really into R&B. But mostly, and to our dismay, seems some
of the European Hip Hop acts really emulate gangster rap. I speak for
myself but I also probably represent the majority view of Royce and
G4, that gangster rap gets easily misunderstood…I’d hate to see
Europe just cling onto that scene. I got enough tagedy behind my
apartment, I don’t want to be a part of bring that with me over seas.

What do you think about mp3?
MP3….is good for the soul. Get how ever you can…if you’re a
true fan…and art really means a lot to you than seek out the real
deal…dig, brother, dig.

And about women in hip-hop?
There is no Hip Hop without women. There is no music without
women. There’s no funk without women, no blues. The world is
changing…watch out for changes in Hip Hop.

Have you performed live?
We still perform live all the time at home in Chicago. We travel
from time to time to different cities near Chicago as well. We’d love
to get back to Italy, is that an invitation? Honestly, performing is
a drug, a good drug. I hope we’re fortunate enough to keep playing
live for years and years.

Who is the artist you like most and why?
I love too many to list. I admire those who can play, write and
performe with conviction…that could be anyone, you?!

Do you think that hip-hop videos represent the real hip-hop?
Hip Hop is in a constant state of evolution. It’s crossing
country lines and languages, continually recreating itself. I think
that Hip Hop just means alternative, a different way of dance,
painting, speaking and it’s evolution happens on the streets and in
schools and at parties, not in a board room or on a movie set. So, to
answer that question, I’d say videos are marketing….marketing is not
life…so, it’d be a streatch to say that videos exactly represent the
global culture of Hip Hop.

In which way you live hip-hop?
I think that part of living Hip Hop is the acknowledgement that
the status quo is bogus. What does one do with the oppressive,
modern, urban garbage that gets dumped all over your psychy and thrown
in your face? Hip Hop is an outlet for those who recognize an
inballance in their culture and seek turn lies, hate, fear, gread and
more into art, (i.e., breakin, paintin’ or rhyming). Theres a poetic
aspect to taking fragmented, broken pieces of modern culture and
rebuilding it for future generations. I think in this way Royce lives
Hip Hop.

Tell me something about clubs and radios in your city.
The radio in our city is pretty awful. There are a few very good
university radio stations, but other than that, it’s dreadful. There
are some clubs that support a wide range of acts. Like tonight for
example, we’re playing at an Irish Pub, but we’re openning for Kool
Keith. I don’t think most people would expect to see Kool Keith at
their local Irish Pub. Club scene is cool.

Future projects
We’re in the process of working on our third and fourth albums.
We don’t know how to stop making amazing music. It’s an affliction.

Thanks and hello to
Thanks to Chicago, all our bros on Galapagos4, friends and family.

Justus Roe – justusroe.com
Royce – roycelove.com – myspace/royce
DJWL- djwhitelightning.org – myspace/djwl
Galapagos4 – galapagos4.com
Email: djwhitelite@gmail

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