Long has the commercial music world abandoned the Hip-Hop DJ and the spice they bring to the table through manipulating vinyl under the stylus. Finding that special combination of producer and turntablist tickles a fancy you don’t see much, and to see it done right just solidifies my hope in independent music in these days. My good friend DJ AV ONE is one of those few that hand craft their music in that classic turntablist artist way. He sat with me and threw down a nice showcase of turntable skills on top of his original production off his new project Brainstorms. Brainstorms is a journey through the sounds of DJ/turntablist and producer, Av One. A collaboration project with multiple appearances of musical talent from across the country. Styles range from downtempo, hip-hop, to heavy jazz and funk undertones mixed with plenty of electronic production and scratch work to make your ears smile.
Text and Video: Jam One