Classic Review : Lyfe and Tyme in The Source (1995)

August 24, 2007

The Source unfair review of The B.U.M.S. only album, by Allen S.Gordon “The Ebony Cat”, june 1995.
The B.U.M.S. : Non Stoppin The Groove (DivShare)

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Categories : Bay Area, Review.


Unsigned Hype : Saafir in The Source (1992)

August 19, 2007

Digital Underground’s, Hobo Junction’s, Golden State’s and Bay Area greatest MC ever before becoming the movie and music star that he is today, in the Unsigned Hype column,  august 1992.

Saafir : Light Sleeper (demo) (DivShare)

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Categories : Bay Area, Demo, Unsigned, Matty C.


The Way Of White Folks : DJ Shadow letter to the Source (1991) + new interview

July 13, 2007

Yeah, I had a hard time finding the MD with the interview, but it was even more difficult to find another mention of DJ Shadow in The Source, besides this letter he wrote to magazine as a young fan in may 1991. I think Elliott Wilson may have mentioned him or Latyrx in his Independents’ Day column years later though.

So here is the audio of the interview I did with him where he talked about the Unsigned Hype demo, Dave Funkenklein, Paris among other things. The only problem is that the interview was not made for radio or broadcast so the sound is not so good, the main problem is that you don’t really hear my questions, sorry.

DJ Shadow interview Part 1 : on his first time spinning on the radio, Dave Funkenklein, the demo, what gear he was using and meeting Paris

DJ Shadow interview Part 2 :  on his little dude days as a digger, meeting James Lavelle, how much of a failure his career was in the US and why he didn’t produce many rappers besides his own crew

DJ Shadow interview Part 3 : On why he changed his sound, his relationship with the press, why he lets the major choosing the singles and why Keak The Sneak and Turf Talk are the best new artists out right now

DJ Shadow interview Part 4 : on how his under-the-radar projects since Private Press should have let us know he was changing, how he still like playing his old stuff, “Broken Levee Blues”, “This Time” and why he has so many songs with vocals on “The Outsider”


Unsigned Hype : DJ Shadow in The Source (1991)

July 3, 2007

Another Unsigned Hype frow way back, that time Matty C was reviewing a demo tape by the young DJ Shadow. It was in the june 1991 issue of The Source.

I did an interview with Shadow a couple of month ago where we discussed this tape, as well as his beginnings, how he (never) met Dave Funkenklein, how he ruined his american career etc…

It’s in French. I also have the audio (in english) somewhere. I don’t know how people who read this blog feel about audio interviews. Personally I don’t like to listen to interviews on a computer, but I could post it (and others) if you want, just let me know, leave a comment and i’ll see.

DJ Shadow : Last Stop (DivShare)


Pimpin Ain’t Easy : Too Short interview in The Source (1992)

June 13, 2007

Cover story on Too Short from the august 1992 issue of The Source, interviewed by Reginald C. Dennis.

Too Short : In The Trunk (Glove Compartment Street Mix) (zShare)
Too Short : In The Trunk (Glove Compartment Street Mix) (DivShare)




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