02 May Music Pick!: 5 Questions for Daz-I-Kue (James Brown Edition)
London native by way of Atlanta, Daz-I-Kue is the final component of our three-way musical DJ tribute to James Brown this Thursday, May 2nd at Tropicalia. This is gonna be a stone cold gas, so we figured before the crew hit the decks we would get them on record about The Godfather and his effect on their lives as DJs and producers. We had five questions for all three, here is what Daz had to say.
LiL SoSo Productions: What was the first James Brown tune you remember hearing? What did you like about it?
Daz-I-Kue: “Sex Machine”. I remember mum taking me to a party when I was about 5 (there were no baby sitters for me). There was a GI playing records and he spun “Sex Machine” and everybody started to jam to this incredible irresistible groove, from then I was hooked.
LSP: What is it about his music that makes James Brown such an iconic figure in music?
DIK: People can say Beatles or Rolling Stones, but I argue that James Brown is the biggest influence in popular music.
LSP: What is your favorite use of a James Brown sample from a hip hop perspective and why?
DIK: “The Grunt”. The way that Public Enemy used that horn loop on “Rebel Without A Pause” to create that wall of sound, was truly an inspired piece of hip-hop production
LSP: If you could spend an hour with James Brown, what would you talk about?
DIK: I would talk about the equipment he used to create his sound and his process of production.
LSP: How will you celebrate James Brown Thursday night?
Will be bringing the sound of James Brown the way it should be heard, on 45’s.
LSP: Name your top three James Brown tunes.
DIK: “Give It Up Turn It Loose”
“There It Is”
Daz-I-Kue will be spinning this Thursday, May 2nd for On the Good Foot: A Musical Tribute to James Brown, 9PM @Tropicalia. You can find out more about Daz, by checking him out on Facebook and Twitter.