DJ Scott Mad Flip
December 7, 2011
How did you get started playing and producing music?
I feel like djing was a natural progression for me, as I started playing the Bassoon in 6th grade and began to excel after my mother put me in private lessons. After getting a full music performance scholarship concentrated in Bassoon to Ga State, I met a dance crew in my sophomore year…began to dance and never looked back. After 5 years of dancing, I was playing vinyl records in my now boyfriends apartment, and started to think I had possibly found my niche. I practiced on vinyl until I went down to Scratch Academy in Miami and learned Serato, scratching, and more beat matching skills. I got my first gig in January 2010 at Halo and opened there every Friday for several months. By November 2010, I booked my first gig overseas in Berlin, Germany.
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December 6, 2011
The Southeast waits for the A3C Hip Hop Festival every year to bring people together from all over the country in the name of great hip hop music. A3C 2011 continued that legacy of providing a weekend of great music and great people. The festival started off with a bang on Thursday with an Independent Artist Panel for all the talent and fans in town to benefit from and it ended with the trio, Random Axe shutting down the Masquerade with cuts from their self-titled LP. Skyzoo and Illmind were in the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio dropping new tracks while fans outside watched them work in hi-def on 50” monitors mounted to the side of the bus. The first day felt like a family reunion for many of the fans and artists there. Those who have been to the festival in years past may have noticed some changes with the addition …
December 2, 2011
If you’re a “Creative Type” then this post is right up your alley. If you’re a “music elitist” then please feel free to include your five favorite songs that inspire you in the comments section below before you deride me for my programming skills. I am a video editor, that means that for most of my day I sit in a chair staring at an array of light emitting diodes incessantly clicking or waiting on file transfers. My office decor walks the line between “Spartan” and “Brechtian” decorating styles thus, at times inspiration can be a bit hard to come by. In order to shake the monotony of grey walls and gently strobing fluorescent bulbs I turn to music to provide me with the visceral escape I need to clear my head and help me organize my thoughts and concepts for upcoming videos. Here are 5 of my favorite tracks that help me get the creative juices …