Let me be clear.
Who I am, where I come from or what I look like is no were near as important as the music that I bring and try to represent.
If there should be anything on the forefront, it should be the sounds of the music and nothing less.
Then what about the music? You ask.
Well, I fell in love with music long before I even thought of mixing or making it.
It all started of with listening to hip-hop music (Wu-tang Clan, Gang Starr, Big L, Public Enemy, KRS-one, Funk master flex, Run DMC, Grand master flash).
That’s how the love for turntables and vinyl started. Then one day I stumbled upon the old record collection of my dad. It was all tucked away in the basement. So I started to check out all the old records and started to expand my musical taste and embraced genres like blues, jazz, trip-hop and techno. But the longer I focused on electronic music, the harder it was to resist. So I started spinning some records at a friend’s house.
The turntables worked like a drug. I became addicted. By the summer of 2008 I had enough money saved to buy my own equipment. But I had no idea of what style I was getting into or what genre to play.
So I started digging in the history of electronic music. After learning the history and foundation of Techno music, I could relate to the Detroit style. Seeing the hip-hop cuts and elements reflecting in the Detroit techno and everything else that was possible with the music, my mind was made up!
And on that note, we will end with a quote:
“I am nothing in comparison to the music” – Mike Banks