Here’s a dope interview on the legendary Breakbeat Lou by the homie Sweeny Kovar on the “Passion Of The Weiss” blog. BB Lou breaks down the legacy of the Ultimate Break and Beats compilation series as well his opinion on the 45 craze & the Dj culture.
“When you came back, what was it like to see the older heads that were still around as well as the younger generation?”
Breakbeat Lou: “Let me tell you this, it’s amazing seeing guys in New York like Biz rock and even re-connecting with Red Alert and Jazzy Jay and Bam and seeing Flash still rock and then seeing guys like DJ Lean Rock, who is a young guy from Boston that lives in LA now, know the history and have the collection. Seeing guys like The Beat Junkies and DJ Platurn and Agent 45 down south and the guys in Chicago, it’s all enlightening to me because the true attribute of a true DJ is how he keeps that crowd happy.
The skill factor is dope but if you please that crowd, that’s it. Like I said, a memory and sore feet. If I can’t leave you with that then I’m not doing my job. I’m the type of dude that can still rock James Brown on a 45 like I’ll rock a Pharrell record on a 45, or Eric B & Rakim on 45 and an Outkast 45, Justin Timberlake on 45. I got that whole spectrum. I can play that. The same way I might play Marvin Gaye I might play White Stripes or Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana.”
Read the rest of the interview here: http://www.passionweiss.com/2014/11/21/amen-brother-breakbeat-lou-and-the-legacy-of-ultimate-breaks-and-beats/
The Ultimate Breaks and Beats party with Biz Markie, Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, & Breakbeat Lou this Sunday, November 23rd at The Echoplex.