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.
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)
"Before the night ended, the best had to be saved for last, which was no other than RRS FEED. It was a dream come true and wishes were granted when DJ Raichous, DJ Roza, and DJ Shred One presented us with the hottest beats and mixes. Because of RRS FEED, turntablism has been taken to a new level of authentic style, creativity, and innovative sight in the DJ game. If you missed their performance, all that can be said is that a new level of DJ skills and technique has surfaced from the minds, turntables, and hands of who we know as RRS FEED. The three talented women had everyone dancing non-stop with mixing new school with old school beats.”
"RRS Feed is a collective of DJs with different but cohesive styles. They are rising stars that are blowing up spots all up and down the west coast…"
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