Wills Glassspiegel sent me this after I ran into him on the street and remarked how much I enjoyed the radio broadcast he worked on for Afropop about the black American roots of house and techno here.
I’ll let him speak:
“Thought you and Dutty Artz might be interested in this interview tape I recorded in Chicago with Traxman, RP Boo, DJ Earl and Boylan. I think everyone has been trying to describe “footwork” and no one quite gets to it like these guys. In publishing this tape (which i did with their permsision), I was reminded of Lomax’s old oral history interviews with blues musicians. So important for musicians to tell their own stories.”
Yup, I agree. I always prefer to listen to music talk about their own work and scenes as opposed to various usually distant journalistic interpreters. Listen, learn and enjoy.