19 Jan #vinyloftheday: Friday Selekts with Joe Nice (Gourmet Beats / Sub FM, US)
#vinyloftheday: Friday Selekts with Joe Nice (Gourmet Beats / Sub FM, US)
Ahead of his show in Singapore on 19th January with BAOWBAOW and Collective Minds as part of his Asia tour which spans across other countries such as Hong Kong, China and Vietnam, the VOTD team had the golden opportunity to speak to the man they call North America’s Dubstep Ambassador. Highly regarded by peers in the dubstep community such as Deep Medi Musik’s Mala, Hyperdub’s Kode9 and Swamp 81’s Loefah, Joe Nice is well known for not only army of dubplates and willingness to play tracks from lesser known producers that makes his all-vinyl DJ sets refreshing, but also for his charismatic and engaging stage presence.
“The soundtrack to my senior year of high school. I have said this before and I will say this again, “Illmatic” is the greatest hip-hop album ever and the greatest debut album from any artist in any other genre of music. I know that is somewhat subjective, but give that statement some thought. Think about some other great debut albums…are any of them better than Illmatic? Gonna have a hard time convincing me otherwise. The best tune of the album, “It Aint Hard to Tell”:
Speaking of amazing debut albums…”
“Sade could sing the menu at Nando’s, make a recording, and I am first in line to buy the record. Sade is everything. Seriously….everything. Do yourself a favor and listen to “Hang On To Your Love”….repeatedly. Please. Remember, “If you want it get stronger, you better not let go, gotta hold on longer if you want your love to grow….” So true.”
“Whitney Houston was not pop. Whitney Houston was not R & B. She was Whitney Houston. I cannot explain this any other way. She was….Whitney. February 11, 2012 crushed me. I had played a show in Sydney, Nova Scotia the night before and flown across Canada for a show in Winnipeg. Three flights and twelve hours later, I turned on my Blackberry and my entire Twitter feed was #RIPWhitney. Could not believe it. I still cannot. Damn.
And the last record…..”
“Follow me…..why don’t you follow me, to a place….where we can be free…..”
Unreal. Just unreal.”
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