Tell me a little background on Barely Legal Records:
I started in late 1990’s working at Satellite Records in NYC. I had always played all styles but I was known for breaks and needed an outlet to put my music out. I had a good resell perspective, knew many contacts and had good info on how it all worked, so I brought my skills to the table and my Dad funded the 1st two releases on vinyl.
How do you pick your label artists?
What is a Disco of Tron?
Part of it came from when the second Tron movie came out and Daft Punk was djing in the club reminded me of the old stand up game from the 80’s… The Discs of Tron. It was a nod to something I loved as a kid growing up – contemporary but with an old school flavor. You can hear that crunchy hip hop inspired breaks on the discObeta version you can hear the East Coast similarities that you would hear back at Limelight back in the day. Wes Fire-Beat and DJ Loren provided completely different flavors and spins with their contributions to the release.
How did you choose Wes Smith for his remix contribution?
Any advice to producers out there wanting to submit to labels? Yours or others?
You are living a lifetime of passion for music, are there any other words you want to say to all the music lovers and breakers out there?
Also we just finished up our 2nd installation of “Foundation”, [drum & bass and breaks monthly we do with the Dystopia crew] with Submorphics. We are building a following in broken beats on all levels. It’s a small venue with good sound and an indoor/outdoor space with breakbeats under the stars. The food is actually really good and the staff is great…we couldn’t ask for more.