interview // dj shadow
How do you write an introduction for one of the greatest artists hip hop and electronica has seen? It often feels like an empty over-exaggeration, referring to musicians and DJs as “legendary” or “life-changing”. But guys – we’re talking about DJ Shadow here. The undisputed king of turntablism and sampling, his debut album Endtroducing… from way back in ’96 was a game-changer for the worlds of hip-hop and electronica, and he hasn’t stopped since. And with a tour on the way and album set for release later this year, we managed to catch him in the midst of his hectic schedule to chat about all things Shadow.
Interview with Spherix
While predominantly labeled a dubstep artist, Melbourne-based DJ and producer Spherix is making waves in the world of dance music – unconfined by the limits of genre boundaries, Spherix has a number of excellent bass-heavy releases to his name on labels such as Immerse Records and his own label Lowercase Music, as well as having played some seriously cool gigs both locally and internationally. Josh Lamaro - the dude behind the decks and drum machines - kindly took some time out to have a quick chat with Miki to illuminate the murky depths of his musical world.