Cool Vibes

Chris Macom —  October 5, 2009 — 2 Comments

A lot of people hate Michigan and our drastic changes of season, but me on the other hand, loves it. Four times a year, the weather changes along with our attitudes and perspectives, providing us with a fresh outlook on things. This weekend was definitely a good start to the changes we will be experiencing, visually, physically, and sonically. When I heard Guilty Simpson would be performing with the Will Sessions Band I was totally stoked. This dude is one of the hottest rappers in Detroit and captures the essence of Detroit life in every breath, and Friday night at the Magic Stick, he did not disappoint. The band accompanying him was a nice touch that every rapper in the D should embrace. In my humble opinion, hip-hop these days needs more than just the rapper and DJ thing going on. With the band and appearances from Black Milk and Phat Kat, this show delivered! When they did Take Notice off of J.Dilla’s Ruff Draft I was going crazy ya’ll.
Here’s some video:
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Saturday night took my friend B.Aware and I down to THC in Ham town to witness Mike Huckaby and Jennifer Xerri spinning some smooth deep house. The turn out was pretty good and there were good vibes going around all night. The mixing skill of these two DJ’s is remarkable. They don’t have any fancy gadgets or FX, just vinyl and skills. Xerri really impressed me with her tweaking of the EQ’s while she was mixing. Who needs Xone filters? Isn’t cutting out the EQ’s essentially the same thing, more versatile, and funner to do? The good mixing and good beer at THC Saturday put me in a deep state of mind for sure. I think thats what they are going for, so hats off to THC, Xerri, and Huck for making a perfect saturday night for me.

Chris Macom

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Chris Macom is a DJ, producer, and writer in the Detroit Metro area. Growing up in the 90's, Chris grew fond of electronic music and started collecting vinyl and DJing. Now, as a founder of both Detroit Techno House and Lost Science, Chris hopes to share with the world his experiences through music and writing.
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2 responses to Cool Vibes

  1. Yo I feel you on the seasons…seems like all anyone does is bitch, rather than appreciate the fact that we have a pretty beautiful, ever-changing landscape in the MItten. I was pretty salty that I missed that Guilty show…but glad you guys caught it. Definitely one of those dudes pushin the D to the forefront. GS just makes me wanna rob people haha…in a good way. And props to him for expanding his repertoire and working with Will Sessions and Madlib and Sean Price, etc. I think that the traditional formula of an MC and a DJ will be, and SHOULD BE, practiced forever. That IS hip hop. If the music's hot, the DJ has skills, the MC can rap live, and the sound is right…you can't beat that. It's definitely better suited for a small venue…true. But…it is great and necessary to see people branching out. I don't wanna see everyone start to emulate The Roots but…adding more "real" musical aspects to rap can only help further it's progression. Good look on the video…

  2. P.S. It would be good for you boys to branch out and see some hip hop more often. I can never make it to shows but…you guys being the upstanding journalists you are..step out of your comfort zone haha…cover the spectrum baby….Get Well Hex Murda…ya diggggg

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