J-Zone reveals some of his studio secrets in this highly entertaining profile in which he throws some Kool & The Gang, vintage Korean vinyl, some bomb Moog synth basslines, and crazy random VHS sourced sound bytes in a pot and mixes ’em up like gumbo to come up with a beat that’s sure to blow your mind.
But that’s not all as Zone shares early memoriess of using a “cheesy” Casio keyboard sampler, his “sacrilegious” producer moves, and how college helped expand his sound. He also describes what motivates him to create his signature production: “Get the weirdest, most un-sample-able record I can find, like something that nobody is gonna use, and challenge myself to try to make a beat out of it. Sometimes on the flip side of the coin, I’ll get a very well known record that everybody’s used and say, ‘Well, how can I sample this different? How can I possibly put a spin on this and make it fresh?'” This is how. Watch.
“If it don’t rattle the trunk, the shit is junk”
[Via The Bee Shine ]