Honing his skills throughout Europe, Brazil, and the U.S., Gazaway’s dancefloor driving live set features classic breakbeats, original blends, remixes, edits, and mashups of multiple genres including Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, Afrobeat, and everything in-between.
Check out my recent interview with director/comic Jordan Brady for his filmmaking podcast “Respect The Process”. In it we talk about remixing, cease & desist letters, Apple commercials, sample trolls, copyright law, the “Cannibalist Manifesto”, and of course “respecting the process”.
“The inspiration for this tape came from mixtapes hosted by DJ Drama, Don Cannon, and Ill Will. They always managed to put some of the dopest tracks with the hottest artists at the time in one spot. It also came from making and trading mix CD’s with friends at the back of the bus. Before Spotify and iPods were a thing, that was the best way to school your friends on new Hip-Hop. So pretend for an hour that we’re best friends and we just made this special mix just for you. You’re welcome.
We divided the tape into two halves: an A.M. ride and a P.M. ride. The morning ride to school is usually a bit more laid back and we wanted to ease you into the project and the ride home called for more rowdy behavior. There are a few skits throughout that may remind you of a particular podcast, so if you don’t get it, just go along for the ride.”
Each week on Grammy Pro Buzzin’, host DJ Moonbaby sits down with people who are making it happen in the music business. In this episode, remixer and producerAmerigo Gazaway, the man responsible for the Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey (also known as Mos Def) mashup mixtape Yasiin Gaye, talks about his remixing process, where he draws inspiration, and melding artists from the past with contemporary musicians for his Soul Mates Project.