JAYBIZZ LEFRESH – GET FRESH EP
Style: Breakbeat / Funky
Label: Spins & Needles (SPINS 007)
Release date – out now on Stompy.com / Traxsource / Juno / iTunes – March 2014
Also super underground limited edition cassette tape coming in April
INFO: A Nu-school Funk / Breakbeat release from TO / Ottawa producer JayBizz LeFresh that also features guest appearances by J-Skilz and D-Mass. Cover art by Dom Laporte.
Juno records: http://www.junodownload.com/products/jaybizz-lefresh-get-fresh-ep/2410893-02/
Q and A with JayBizz LeFresh
1. What was your source of inspiration on these tracks?
I just came back from Barbados, and I was in Trinidad & Tobago a little while back. Spending some time in the islands has definitely influenced my sound. Babylon is just a hint of what’s to come with my future projects.
2. What projects are you currently working on?
I’m working on my next EP, CDN Club & Curry Bacon. Ghetto club vibes with Dancehall & Soca flavours. Tasty Booms.
3. How long have you been DJing and/or producing?
I bought my turntables in the summer of 2008 and I’ve been spinning on and off since then. I started producing at the end of 2011. Youtube & D-Mass were my mentors because I had no clue what I was doing. I still don’t know what I’m doing, I just know more (laughs).
4. What do you like to use for producing?
Ableton sat on my computer for months til I forced myself to learn it, so that’s all I use. That and a couple of plugins. I occasionally use an MPD26 or a midi keyboard as well.
5. What is your approach to DJing?
Give me 1200s, a battle mixer, and Serato and I’m good to go. Every now and then I occasionally throw the MPD into the mix as well. I’d like to start using it more often though.
6. You’re into a lot of new genres of electronic music – how would you define your sound these days?
Although I’m an open format DJ, I spin a lot of up-tempo Hip Hop/R&B with some Dancehall & Soca too. As for the music I produce, its CDN Club; that’s my take on Bmore & Jersey club music.
7. You have a bunch of collaborations on this EP – who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
I listen to a lot of club music so it would be dope to collab with producers actually from Baltimore & New Jersey. Even lesser known talent here in Canada would be tight too. Right now I’m most interested in collabing with vocalists and rappers. Get at me!
8. What is your favourite party drink?
The vibe of the night determines what I’m drinking. But If I’m going full party mode its beer & shots. Then water.. to cure a terrible hangover the next morning (laughs).
9. How important is fashion and style to your music and shows?
They’re very important. I try to wear something new every time I spin (laughs). I see it as a performance. Its not just about the music. Of course you want to spin the best tunes, so why wouldn’t you want to look your best?
10. You’re in TO now, how is that going?
Its awesome. Living in Toronto is new to me, so I’m still taking everything in.. Especially the Toonie Tuesday Roti at Kavita’s.