Soul Sessionshas been a part of Los Angeles history for years and has hosted some of the dopest DJs and artists to pass through SoCal. I’m so happy to have been a part of this event in the past, especially with my RRS Feed crew. This month, R&R of RRS is joining the SS family once again for the LAST SESSION. It’s been an honor, keep the soul alive!
A recorded treat for you from last night’s Match Up with myself VS.Ohmega Watts[Ubiquity]! We started the night out with 30 minute sets each, then closed out the night going head-to-head, 3 vinyls each. Funk/Brazilian/Boogie/Latin/Soul/House and beyond. Over 2 hours total of goodies for your booties!
DJ Shred One, aka Sheila Red, co-founded the all-female DJ crew RRS FEED with her pals DJs Roza and Raichous (Shred One is in the middle, above). Based in Chicago, she’s gone from LA to Brooklyn and back spinning and touring with artists like Talib Kweli and Exile. She’s playing tonight at Ace Hotel Palm Springs with DJ Day at his weekly party, ¡Reunión!, and she talked with us about the endangered art of DJing, her collective, and the beauty of analog modes.
Tell me about your creative process and how you go about approaching edits and mixes.
I still dig and collect records, so finding new and old music is my main inspiration for making mixes and edits. When I discover a song that’s new to my ears and hits me in the gut, I like to fiddle with it. I’ve been using Ableton, and the more I learn the program the more I get inspired to create the music I hear in my head. For mixes, I like to record live as it keeps an honest element in the sound. In a world of digital perfection, there’s beauty in analog imperfections.