GENIUS AT WORK:
El-P on Mass Appeal's Rhythm Roulette
For those who don't know what Rhythm Roulette is, it's when a DJ picks up 3 cheap vinyl records blindfolded and then makes a beat using them. It's a really cool look at what a DJ can do with a turntable, a keyboard, and a computer. Also an interesting look at El Producto's production studio in Brooklyn.
There is a slight mishap when El-P's "broken piece of shit" sampler doesn't work, but he embraces the distorted sound and things take a darker, spacier electronic edge akin to something you might hear on a Dr. Octagon record. Really amazing stuff.
The finished beat starts at 6:41.
Published on Aug 29, 2013
This time around on "Rhythm Roulette," we linked up with the one and only, El Producto. The Def Jux general blessed us with the opportunity to gain some insight on the process, which has helped him make classic material since 1993. After heading to a hole-in-the-wall record shop and picking out some dusty old warped records, El showed us how to make something out of nothing/s, starting with his rusty, self-fixed, ASR-10.