Justice: Another year, another snubbing …..
there is always next year !! To be fair though I don’t really follow awards so I couldn’t tell you who scooped any of the prizes.
Justice: For me personally I am still really excited by music generally which is great. I still love hearing something new or someone telling me to listen to a tune or LP. D and B I would say is the same as it’s always been with a lot of stuff getting props that is mediocre and the really interesting good stuff being generally overlooked and undersold.
Justice: I think in this day of digital labels and the internet it’s a double edge sword. It’s easy for anyone to get a release out, that’s great, but there is so much stuff out there sloshing around and not all of it good. I think where a record label can help is by being a filter, it can also help with promo and press and get the record into places the artist maybe couldn’t themselves.
It has helped and hindered in equal measure.
Justice: It was started to carry our more left field productions at the time. I was never signed exclusively to anyone so it was quite easy to move around and record on other labels also, which was the norm. I recorded with Basement, Precious Materials and Creative Wax after Shadow and it was just an extension of all of this to start MJAZZ. We had the backing of our distributor at the time so financially it was covered and we could just get on with making music, which was ideal. Longevity is important to me , there was a label hiatus during early 00’s, but the break galvanized MJAZZ .
Justice: I still love music and being an artist and very sometime dj these days, I still love being involved and the label is part and parcel of that. While I have the time and inclination I will carry on.
Justice: Aquisse is a special tune and my fave, the feeling of it, it’s simplistic
style, it was just one of them magical studio sessions. I am proud that I have been involved with d and b from the start and have seen it through to this point.
Justice: Me and Scott Metro have been buddies for 20 odd years. We met back in the rave days when it was all starting. We were both out partying and also fostering interests in the scene through production and djing for me and Scott used to do a bit of mcing.
Justice: I have been lucky to work with some great people over the years-Deep Blue, Neil Trix, Endemic Void, Dj Pulse, Blame and remix some diverse and interesting artists also Airto, UB40, The Creatures and so on.
Jaxlore: Mp3 or vinyl?
Justice: I collect vinyl , that’s what I personally love, but MP3 has it’s place and use also, I think it’s horses for courses. I am not a format nazi, I think you have to embrace change and move forward. But if you collect it’s obvious that you want a tangible product.
Justice: How to end on a low point …!
England expects, England always expects ! I suspect it will be the usual anticipation before, scrape through the group stage and then crash out, more than likely on penalties, it’s written in the stars !