|Did you encounter problems to
get your stuff out, as many of dem fuckin` cash-flow-horny-buisness-label-men
want to squeeze the music and the artist to a certain
genre or brand?.....
|I used to let my bank account determine
how good of a musician I was. I've since found out
I was wrong.
|Hahaha. How did you get that
major deal goin` back in the days (plus how did
it come to the end with that deal) and what have
you learned from that experience?
|It started with about 4 degrees
of separation from Pete Nice. Then it just ended.
They stopped calling and writing and I could tell
it was over.
|When did you hook up with Daybyday?
|About two years ago, D.J. Fisher
asked me if he could represent me in some aspects
of the business. We started to talk and we got real
cool. After awhile I decided to put my latest project
out with DayByDay which was "Dwight Spitz".
|Could you describe the mental
and creative process that led to "Dwight Spitz"?
|I live life and what ever comes
out is the creative process.
|Why did you choose to concentrate
on essential beat-creating with a Akai S-3000 and
MPC-2000 for "Dwight Spitz" instead of
using live instrumentation as on much of your previous
|I didn't have the money to record
traditional instruments correctly.
|These days "Seven Years"
is one of my favourites from the album: great rhyming,
great production and that hook with Dionne Farris
is off the hook (!) . For the peeps who don`t know,
who is that lady?
|She's a great artist. Like every
other great artist she's just trying to leave some
|The artwork for "Dwight
Spitz" is pretty extraordinary. Could you drop
a line about that design?
|I found an old textbook at our
public school auction and thought the illustration
really fit my evolution.
|Your homepage is fully loaded.
There`s a lot of content on it. What was your intention
behind doin` that internet log that outlines some
of your daily life?
|I'm an extravert.
|Is it important for you to perform
live shows? Will you come to Europe in foreseeable
|I'd love to, but I doubt any promoter
is going to bring my whole family out. That's the
only way I'm going back to Europe.
|Who would that family be? Have
you performed in Europe already?
|My family consists of five people
including myself. I have performed in Europe, but
it was in the mid 90's in France. I've played a
lot of spots in Europe, but as Dwight Farrell, and
not Count Bass D.
|You handle production, play
instruments and bless the mic. Do you have a main
focus or is it the teamwork of the instrumental
and poetical factors that fascinates you?
|It used to be; now it's just the
music. That's the reason more instrumentals are
creeping up on my recorded work.
|What kind of instruments are
touched by your hands?
|Right now none, I've sold most
|You are producing beats for
the likes of MF Grimm, 7L & Esoteric etc. Is
there an artist you`ve never worked with that you`d
like to hand over a beat?
|Anyone who is cool and has an appreciation
for what I do.
|What`s the story behind your
collaboration with Victor Wooten? I remember I once
had a tape of him, where the bass was the only instrument
on that album and expression-wise it sounded like
a whole orchestra.....
|I think he still lives in Nashville,
and somehow he heard of me and asked me to rhyme
on a song of his
|Politix in music: Still important
|Honesty in music is 'important'.
Fronting is 'out-dated'
|Some of your favourite flicks
|I like common movies. Books? "Beneath
the Underdog" by Charles Mingus and "Tonight
At Noon" by Sue Mingus.
|Could you drop some lines `bout
your forthcoming album?
|It's called "Beg, Borrow,
Steal" and I'm always getting better.
|Blistering shots in the dark
a/k/a some word association for Count.
|He's well respected, but I haven't
heard much of his work.
|Bush and war.
|I hope not, but GOD is in control.
|The state of your art.
|Open mic. shouts and company.
And thank you for taking the time to read my words.
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