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.
Live set from from DJ Raichous at last weekend’s Soul Sessions! Thanks again to the SS crew! Enjoy.
LA/OC!!! Catch our girl DJ RAICHOUS do what she does (and you know she’s ill) @ Memphis Cafe this Friday!
Chicago! Catch our girl Shred One opening up for Afrika Bambataa next Wednesday @ The Mid!
RRS Feed featured in the upcoming issue of the NSubordinate street culture magazine! Pick up a copy!
Photos by Jeffrey Dojillo / Location: Fat Beats LA (former)
Shred One droppin’ the vinyl boogie gems at Funkmosphere!