While you may know and love Idris Elba for his roles in Luther and The Wire, the English mainstay’s career wasn’t always focused on bright lights and the sliver screen, far from it. Anyone who’s familiar with Elba knows that his roots are based firmly in music and recently we’ve seen him re-ignite his love for DJing with sets all over the world. Continue reading “IDRIS ELBA PRESENTS HIATUS (ALL GONE PETE TONG EDIT)”
When did you start DJing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?
Started in 1988- my Dad influence me, he was a Dj and Vocalist for a metal band called Aqualung. A friend had vinyl and a turntable and scratched it. that gave me the passion to peruse in music.
What are currently your main challenges as a DJ? What is it about DJing, compared to, say, producing your own music, that makes it interesting for you?
Getting a certain selection of tunes., Time is always a factor and proper equipment but with djing you can always use a lot of music to full up a set, on the other hand with producing theirs allot of music to fill up a set, with producing there’s a lot of paperwork,time and laws.
The Cindy Sherman of outsider filmmaking, Laz Rojas is infamous to a small circle of VHS tape aficionados for his One-Man Showcase. By wit and by grit—and by wig—Rojas created one of the most singular films, working out of his parents’ living room in the early 1990s. With just a camcorder and costumes, playing every role— man, woman, and child—he shot and edited a four-hour, 52-scene production without anyone else’s assistance. In it, Rojas talks to himself; he shoots himself; he even kisses himself in the film’s most incredible example of trick photography. Continue reading “One man Show Laz Rojas”