The latest interview from DJ Dubl sees him talk to Will.I.Am about the new Black Eyed Peas album and Will making ‘conscious’ music again vs making the ‘commercial’ records Black Eyed Peas are more known for.
Dubl asked him about his early contribution to West Coast Hip Hop and Will.I.Am reveals that he signed his first record deal for just $10,000 and used to ghost write songs for Eazy E.
Will also reveals other songs that he has produced and written and how he balances his message of togetherness and unity vs his love of technology. Also touched on how our ‘devices’ are driving us apart.
Watch the full interview above.
London’s DJ Dubl sits down with Birmingham’s Lotto Boyzz (Ash & Lucas) again, this time to promote their new single “Did It Again” produced by ADP. They also discuss whether they feel under pressure to follow up the success of “No Don” and “Bad Vibe”, and how they hooked up with UK producer ADP.
Ash & Lucas also talk about the “missing song” they recorded with MIST, working with Preditah, iLL Blu, Steel Banglez as well as their forthcoming project. During the conversation Ash opens up about a recent battle with depression and Lucas talks about the difficulty of breaking through his confidence barrier when performing on stage.
Watch the full interview above.
London’s DJ DUBL is the host of DJDUBLTV, a popular YouTube channel in the UK that features interviews with some of the hottest names in the scene. DUBL is also the European tour DJ for Waka Flocka Flame and the official DJ for grime artist, Joe Grind. Stream or download his DJcity Podcast mix below as DUBL digs deep into his crates.
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01. Barry Harris Trio – Skylark
02. Mobb Deep – Survival Of The Fittest
03. Jay Z ft. Mary J Blige – Can’t Knock The Hustle
04. Paula Abdul – Straight Up
05. J Cole – Work Out
06. Kool G Rap – My Life
07. Darrell Cole – Intercourse
08. Big L & 2Pac – Deadly Combination
09. Dennis Edwards – Don’t Look Any Further
10. 2Pac – Hit Em Up
11. Fat Joe ft. Dre – So Excited
12. Bobby Bird – I’m Not To Blame
13. Jay Z – U Don’t Know
14. Jay Z ft. Damian Marley – Bam
15. Kendrick Lamar – Humble. – Skrillex Remix
16. A Boogie ft. Tory Lanez – Best Friends
17. Waka Flocka – For My Dawgs
18. Drake ft. Jay Z – Talk Up
19. Future – Mask Off
20. Carlton Williams – Prison Song
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Prospect is a mixer on BBC Radio 1Xtra and member of the DJcity UK team. ELLiNGTONE, who also lives in Edinburgh, holds it down from Wednesday to Sunday in clubs throughout the city.
The conversation focused on the UK scene, but most of the tips and insights are relevant to DJs of all countries. During the discussion, Prospect and Stylus spoke about the impact of the DJcity linkups in the community (around the 13 minute mark).
They explore why so many DJs (and other music industry professionals) suffer from disorders like anxiety, depression and stress as well as the common fact that most people suffering stay silent. They talk about possible solutions, plus ways to help cope with these issues. Both have suffered quite badly from anxiety as DJs and they discuss their own personal experiences with trying to be a creative minded, an active DJ, and battling with mental health issues. Hopefully this will resonate and help a few people.
Barking’s very own Ramz sits down with DJ Dubl to talk about his platinum selling single “Barking”. They discuss how Ramz felt about Drake keeping him from the number 1 spot with “Gods Plan” and why it was so important to him to follow up “Barking” with his latest single “Family Tree”, and much more. Watch the full interview above.
Related: The Fanatix Interview With DJ Dubl
2 thirds of the producer trio, The Fanatix joined London’s DJ Dubl for his latest interview. They are one of the most exciting producers in the UK at this moment in time. Dro and C Dot go into detail about their journey so far and how they’ve come from having a very popular reggae riddim and early dancehall work with Popcaan, to producing some of the UK’s hardest rap and dancehall music for 2017 and 2018!
They also talk about studio sessions with Stylo G and Joe Grind, and The Fanatix discuss how the Sneakbo record “Active” featuring Giggs came about. They talk about future plans for the trio, unreleased music, and who they’d most like to be working with.
Watch the full interview above.
Related: Maleek Berry Interview With DJ Dubl
They talk about his new EP “First Daze of Winter”, changing the sound of afrobeats with Wizkid, and how he’s so famous in Nigeria right now. They also discuss his forthcoming music with Not3s and Yxng Bane, why he became an artist, selling out his UK tour and much more.
Watch the full interview above and download Maleek Berry’s tracks via DJcity.
Related: Logic Interview With DJ Dubl
London’s DJ Dubl sat down for an in depth conversation with double platinum selling, Billboard number 1 artist, UK Top 10 charting, US rapper Logic for an exclusive interview as the only interview during his 2017 European tour.
They talk about his latest album and break down various tracks. Logic discusses how he’s changed as a person and artist during his journey, recently getting married and his public relationship. They also talk about the importance of him talking about mental health issues in the album and addressing certain topics that don’t generally get brought up by rappers.
They also talk about “the Kanye line” and the global impact of his groundbreaking single “1-800-273-8255” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid.
Related: Donaeo Interview With DJ Dubl
DJ Dubl‘s new interview is with the legendary UK artist, Donaeo! They talk about his entry to the music scene and how producer ‘Sticky’ mentored him with regards to being a producer. Donaeo discusses how he crosses across so many genres without changing his sound or sounding out of place on the records and how he came up with the name ‘Donae’o’.
They break down his latest project ‘Sixteen’ in great detail and talk about his latest single “Let Me”. Donaeo explains that keeping younger artists around him helps to keep him plugged in and relevant, but also that it helps to keep the younger artists in touch with the culture and how to move correctly in music. Donaeo has been instrumental in most stages of most UK ‘Urban’ music genres, whether as a producer, song writer, feature or artist.
He talks about producers that inspired him, who he’d most like to work with and throws in a few memories from his studio sessions with Giggs!
Related: Stefflon Don Interview With DJ Dubl
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