Phil, since when are you making beats?
‘Something between 5-6 years. I was always interested in doing arts, especially drawing in my younger ages. When I started listening to music more and more there often was this special feeling which you get when you‘re really enjoying a certain song. These feelings exploded when I first started listening to all those laid-back old school beats ..that the natural conclusion was to try it myself.
I shared these feelings with my friends which ultimately led to me / us in making beats and sharing our passion.’
Who are your influences?
‘First and foremost my friends. From a producer perspective I really take lots of inspiration from producers like Easy Mo Bee, Lord Finesse, Tru Comers and many more..’
How would you define your style?
‘I love to combine both digital and analog worlds in order to shape my sound. ..make my drums sound crispy and knocking combined with funky, smooth or suspense style samples.’
On a GOZU type a lvl shit. For real guys, GOZU and Woody have always amazed me with their beats.
Further on, how would you define your self?
‘Vintage mixed with a modern mind.’
Could you describe your workflow?
‘Usually I start with layering drums as a basis and am mostly adding one-shot samples and/or sometimes loops.
In general I will sample everything I find. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s vinyl, youtube or whatever source. When I dig something.. and it could be everything, I get my hands on it. Then, once I am satisfied with my sample choice, it is basically just re-arranging all collected samples until I get a catchy loop.
After that everything goes into my MPC and I start recording some loops into Ableton where i start arranging and finally mixing and mastering the beat.’
Anything funny on your mind since you are making beats?
‘Corto Maltez from Da Shogunz wearing a slick bathrobe spitting some crazy verses on one of my first published beats. Still can not believe it to this day.. since I’m a really huge fan of Da Shogunz pretty much since their get go.’
Where can we find your music?
‘I got several appearances on JINDUJUN REC. tapes and other smaller, international beat tape appearances as well as collaborations with national artists, most notably on Tom Hengst’s „Brustbeutel EP“.’
What is your ultimate goal?
‘My own vinyl record would be sick.’
How would you divine your mind set in one sentence?
‘Striving for optimization.’
I know it’s hard – name some of your favourite albums.
‘It’s always hard to pick favorite albums, especially since there is always new stuff coming out, however I can always listen to these records:
Redman – Muddy Waters
Tru Comers – CTR002
BIG – Ready To Die
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Your fav 3 vinyl records that you own?
‘Tru Comers – CTR002
Bohren & der Club of Gore – Gore Motel
Georgy Whistler – Slow Movement’
Any fav songs atm?
‘Mr Brown – Assassins Handbook
2Late – So What
Redman – Funkorama’
What would be your personal favourite work?
‘I think my personal favourite so far will be my upcoming beat tape, which is planned for release in 2020. Stay tuned!’
What does JINDUJUN mean to you?
‘For me JINDUJUN is community and freedom, where every artist can express themselves in their own way.
It doesn’t matter if it’s beat makers, vocalists, sprayers, dancers or anybody else. Everybody is able to contribute to the JINDUJUN spirit which is ultimately shared world wide.’
You know the deal!
I’d like to give much love and respect to gozudruns for his time and effort for us 🙂
Stay tuned and be on the lookout for more of #datsdatish !
PEACE.MUCH LOVE.GOD BLESS.