RA.499 DJ Paypal

  • Published
    21 Dec 2015
  • Filesize
    193 MB
  • Length
  • A journey to the centre of footwork.
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  • Footwork came up in Chicago's South Side, and it has fierce sense of local pride, but in 2015 it's more international than ever. DJ Paypal is a Berlin-based North Carolinian artist who is among the most far-flung members of the scene-leading Teklife crew, both musically and geographically, and he's also among the most influential of the genre's new wave. His take on footwork is kaleidoscopic and vivid, expanding on the Spinn and Rashad template for a brand of footwork that looks backwards and forwards in equal measure. His Mall Music label is home to some of footwork's most idiosyncratic voices, including DJ Mastercard and his lush sci-fi funk, and the whiplash mixtapes of DJ Orange Julius. Paypal's own discography, which comprises a 30-track collection of Drake edits and the retro disco vibes of the Buy Now EP on LuckyMe, among other delicacies, approaches footwork from all sorts of angles. Paypal susses out remarkable versatility in the genre's ra-ta-tat attack. Growing increasingly obsessed with jazz, funk and soul music, Paypal's latest, Sold Out, has brought him to Brainfeeder, where he rubs shoulders with the likes of Thundercat and Kamasi Washington. That rich, soulful and historically minded approach comes through on his RA podcast. 84 sprawling minutes through chop-ups of everything from jazz to Jeremih to T.A.T.u. To call it a journey doesn't do it justice. What have you been up to recently? I been getting my life together, being an adult is tough. How and where was the mix recorded? Made it in my flat with headphones on because I get noise complaints otherwise. Can you tell us about the idea behind the mix? I was using that new Serato update and trying out the key detection, so the mix is (for the most part) all harmonically sound—I wanted to make a mix where you don't feel a lot of dissonance, whether it's laid back or aggressive. A lot of the mix also come from blends I'd made live in the last year (before I had key detection), tracks that sing together way too smooth. Your recent work hints at jazz and funk influences. Where does that stem from? I'm very into funk, disco, band leader music. I would say it all mostly came from the 12-inch bargain bins at my local record store back home, rando blogspots and more. You're a member of the Teklife crew but you live in Berlin. Do you feel isolated at all? What's it like being a footwork producer in Berlin? A bit, but some of the crew has been comin' out to Berlin for a while (Earl, Taye, Spinn, Taso, Litebulb, etc). Feloneezy & Jackie Dagger are in Belgrade, so not too far away, and whenever I go to America I make sure to be around the team as much as I can. But I do wish I could spend more time making tracks with everyone! As for footwork in Berlin, it feels more open now than it did two years ago, but the amount of footwork or juke producers I interact with here has basically stayed the same since then. Nangdo & Ticklish come to mind first. But we definitely got a base of operations outchere. What are you up to next? I'm chillin (or not maybe), but I'm gonna be doing the same shit I'm always doing—making trax and smokin' loud.
  • Tracklist
      Keiska - untitled DJ Rashad - Whatz da word hoe DJ Manny - One wish DJ Earl & Sirr Tmo - Seems Like DJ Rashad - 2298 DJ Darryl - Da Joker Traxx K. Locke - Mystic View Lupay - idek Gant-Man & DJ Rashad vs. CZR - Warehouse Music DJ Paypal & Nangdo - Pop DJ Taye - TruSelf ft. Taso DJ Manny - i do tht DJ Rashad - baby DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad - Dubby ft. Danny Brown DJ Big Hank, Gant-Man & Jana Rush - Need Rall MB03 - Flute Cannon Teddman - One More Joint DJ Orange Julius - who realla wana DJ Big Hank - Lets Funk DJ Rashad - hide da money ??? - ??? DJ Earl - ??? DJ Phil - Take It Offff Lupay - Get Down DJ Paypal - the movement DJ Paypal, Nangdo & Sam 333 - Runnin DJ Taye & DJ Paypal - Talm Bout Lit DJ Rashad, AG & Manny - Fresh Paint Sirr Tmo - Fuzzy Tek baSS DJ Paypal - ??? DJ Rashad - lets do it MB03 - Horn Call DJ Rashad - 6613 DJ Earl - ??? ft. DJ Taye Ryzla - Z Formation (DJ Taye & DJ Paypal VIP) DJ Paypal - Shit Getz Real DJ Paypal - Ahhhhhhh DJ Paypal - Ladies Night DJ Paypal - On a Cloud ft. Nangdo & DJ Taye Weezy - Jazzhole DJ Paypal - u got What for me DJ Earl - ??? Nangdo - Roll Up DJ Manny - Go To Da Mo DJ Rashad - Weak az djs DJ Taye, Jackie Dagger & Feloneezy - Be Free Nangdo - Fallin DJ Manny - just jazz Tielsie - ??? Heavee - Kimono DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn & DJ Paypal - Do U Wanna B Mine DJ Mastercard - omg DJ Paypal - Thingz she sayd Dj Spinn - My mind