DJ House Shoes On Non-Vinyl DJ’s & J Dilla

June 7, 2010

Elevator Hip-Hop caught up with Detroit native DJ House Shoes to discuss Detroit hip-hop, J Dilla, vinyl records, and production tools of choice. House Shoes also gives his thoughts on Serato, DJ’s who’ve never used records, and his history of burning things.

Well I actually started DJ’ing and making beats seriously like right around the same time back like ’93, ’94. I got my job spinning in St. Andrews in 94 right after I got kicked out of school for arson. Yeah… arson.

Tool of choice… MPC 2000XL and some records. That’s all I need

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ibn yasir June 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Mad props to this guys. Sounds like a smart guy.
Anyone know the first beat playing in this video?

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ClearBlue June 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

real good interview – “If your a virtual mother fucker go on with your mp3s but if your a real actual mother fucker who lives real life u fuck with records” that shit had me cracking up

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hurf27 June 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Love House Shoes. Proper real cat.
I still don’t use Serato,
but I’m sick carrying my boxes everywhere,
my arms drag on the ground like a monkey now.
If he’s doing it I might.
That first track is House shoe’s track the making’s which is cutting up Curtis Mayfield’s the makings of you.
One of the most expensive 10 inch records I ever bought.
Flying Lotus on the other side.
Worth the money!

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Blahzay Blah June 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm

“I still don’t use Serato…. [but] If he’s doing it I might” What a fucking Stan

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FRESHselects June 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm

big ups.
Shoes is that dude.

@ibn yasir – the first beat in the video is House Shoes’ “Makings Of You” from the Do-Over split 12″ w/ Flying Lotus on the flip.

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regend June 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Use the tools that best fit you and your style. I’ve been messing with Serato since 2004 after someone broke into my storage unit and stole my record collection. All the crate digging I did GONE. My insurance ran out too. Insurance would not have recovered the actual records but the insurance check would have been good. I always say that it’s not the gear but how you use what you got. Just peep youtube and all the dope circuit bent and DIY things popping off. Real music is subjective so just do you. Peep this Just Blaze video for another opinion on Serato. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azZ987rtbs4

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Sinosure June 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Great vid by DJ House Shoes! Real talk here!

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tony traxx June 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I GET SO TIRED OF PEOPLE TALKIN ABOUT WHATS DOPE AND WHATS NOT. IN 10 YEARS RECORDS WILL BE SO OLD THAT YOU WOULD LOOK LIKE A FOOL TO WALK IN THE CLUB WITH 5 OR 6 CRATES . THEY PROBALLY SAID THAT YOU WEREN’T TUFF IF YOU HAD A CAR WITH AIR CONDITIONING BACK IN THE EARLY 50’S NOW EVERYBODY GOT AC IN THIER CAR . THATS ALL IM SAYING. SOME HAVE SAID IF YOU MAKE BEATS ON A PC YOUR NOT A REAL PRODUCER. I LOOK AT IT LIKE THIS IF YOUR MUSIC SOUNDS GOOD THATS ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS , THEY NOT GONNA STOP DANCING IF SOMEONE GETS ON THE MIC AND BE LIKE HEY THAT GUY MADE THIS BEAT ON FRUITY LOOPS lol

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Dj-BlackJack June 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I’ve been looking for HouseShoes albums like crazy, could anyone hook me up with sumthing?

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nada June 30, 2010 at 2:22 am

chumps always b talkin talkin talkin.
Making rules with no authority.
cry about it.

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