Monday, August 1, 2011

Beat Streets magazine: Interviewing turntable master DJ Irie

How come you started DJ-ing at the age of fourteen?
"I grew up in a small town called Heerenveen in a building complex. Over there we used to have a dance crew. And I started to make cassette tapes for us so we could practice. My parents used to have a turntable and a small record collection with stuff like the Beatles. That’s where I heard my first breakbeat (Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band). Me and the crew loved to dance to that part, although we had no idea that it was called a breakbeat at all. It just made us move..." read the whole interview

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