A few post back, I told you about an up and coming producer Disco D. He produced, among other things, the crazy hot track "The Ski Mask Way" by New York's real Drama King, 50 Cent. With it's player's ball type loop chopped up in the background, and 50 spitting some of his tightest crime rhymes yet, going back to his "How To Rob" days with a flow that "ruined Jeffrey's career". It's sure to be, in the words of Mimi Valdes, "a club banger!" This should be expected from Disco D, as he is far from a rookie in this game.
Disco D has been putting in work for a minute now. He was one of the main architechs of Ghetto Tech, a sound that me and my Ghetto Kidz crew were feeling and trying to put our own spin on (our Ghetto Metal ep scared the shit outta every A&R in New York). He has several releases under his belt, including a string of independent tachno singles, his mix cd "A Night At The Booty Bar" released on Tommy Boy Records, and several tracks on the Nina Sky album. Disco D has continued to keep the faith and like all of the faithful, he has been rewarded. On top of all that, D is a real cool dude. So cool that he agreed to chop it up with your boy Q! (Thanks to Michelle for hooking it up!) I emailed him a few questions and he responded in kind. Check it out.
What's up D? You' re making some big moves these days. Are you officially making the move from ghetto tech to hip-hop?
Part of the problem in music in general is people genre-fy too much. To me Ghettotech was always about drawing from whatever and not giving a fuck. That's why I can produce a 137 bpm record for Sara Stokes that has a commodores sample and can mix with 2 Live Crew or stuff in that range, or co-produce a song like "Turnin' Me On" for Nina Sky or the upcoming Gunclap riddim I did with Max Glazer of Federation Sound which can feature both The Clipse and Vybz Kartel on the same song. I write music with feeling and emotion in mind, not with genres. We only had to put the name Ghettotech behind what I was doing before for marketing purposes at the time.