DJ Rasta Root Interview
Bo: Where are you from...?
I am born in Ft. St. John British Columbia...in Canada. My parents are from Trinidad & Tobago
Bo: What was your first set up and What do you currently use...?
My first set up were Technic 1200s and a gemini 19 ince rack mixer with an 8 second sampler..lol..I currently use Technics with a Rane TTM 57
Bo: What do you feel about
Digital Djing to Analog Djing...?
I think there is a part of me that wishes that it was still an all analog environment (I don't miss the record crate carrying. Now I know its 2012 and I accept and embrace the technology.
Bo: Most memorable moment as a DJ...?
Most memorable moment was djing in front of 14000 people in Bogota, Colombia for 'Rap Al Parque'.
Bo: Tell the folks who you Dj for ?
I dj for Phife from A Tribe Called Quest, Dwele and Anthony David.
Bo: What do you feel about the new generation of tablist compared to the the generations in the past?
I think its definitely a different world now, as far as serato in the battles etc.. but I think there is still alot of great talent out there that are bending the limits of what the equipment can do, So I am not mad at all!
Bo: Where do you think the current state of hip hop is at in your point of view?
I think its in a dormant state...It's figuring out where to go next or how to appear to us. A lot of corporations took advantage of it and left it for dead...but I think ithere is something brewing...not sure what...
Bo: What project's are you currently working on?
I am currently working on my headshell company called Smokin Shells. It is a high polish dj headshell that is like nothing you have ever seen! www.smokinshells.com. It's my contribution to dj culture.
Bo: Benz or a Hooptie?
Hooptie for weekdays..Benz for the weekends...
Bo: Who are the top 5 DJ's on your list?
In no order : Jazzy Jeff, ShortKut, Klever, Kemit and myself (lol)
Bo: What's playing in your I pod currently?
Currently playing Dwele's new album, 'Greater Than One' in stores August 28th..hahaha...
Bo: Anything advise you want to share with the new generations up and coming ?
Just stay true to yourself, practice everyday...and always remember to give back to the beauty art of djing...
Bo: I so appreciate the time…one more question for the road…Would you prefer the real Vinyl recording or a Mp3 Version?
Real vinyl...all day...