DJ Name: DJ Sake-1
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Trademark saying/philosophy toward music/your life:
"Return to the Source" -Amilcar Cabral
Groups/collectives you have been a member of:
(((Local 1200))); SoulDeluxxe Sound System
How would describe the music you spin?
360 Degrees of Soul
Is there a style to the way you put your music sets together?
I try to be a crowd motivator -- both in terms of my party-rockin
(rather than scratch attack) emphasis and my belief that music
and culture can and should reflect the best aspirations of the
human race, rather than the worst.
Discography (inc. mix-tapes, compilation contributions etc
etc): SoulDeluxxe Vol. 1, 1.5, and 2.
The first record you ever bought: Too
$hort, "Born to Mack" LP
Most influential record(s) in your life:
Ultramagnetic MCs, "Ego Trippin" ... Roy Ayers, "The
Third Eye" ... Boogie Down Productions, "Criminal Minded"
... Nina Simone, "Mississippi Goddam Blues" ... John
Coltrane, "A Love Supreme" ... Mac Mall, "Ghetto
When did you first DJ? High school house
What made you want to be a DJ? My thing
was bein a hip-hopper.... i could never dance.... I was a graffiti
writer but i got arrested hella times.... i liked to write raps
but i froze up like Rabbitt in front of the crowd.....so the last
option was DJing. I backed into it and i bet ima back out of it....
Most memorable performance of your DJ career:
DJing at June Jordan's birthday party in 2000 (Rest In Poetry,
June...). Spinnin some Queen Latifah track while June and Angela
Davis got they boogie on.
How do you transport your records and/or gear to gigs?
I use my car in SF but am open to suggestions
Do you play CDs ever at gigs? i might
maybe if its a song i GOTTA play and it aint on vinyl but nah
i aint a CDJ or nothin....
In your opinion, who is the best DJ of all time?
To me, its Larry Levan. But i gotta also mention CASH MONEY, JAZZY
JAY, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, APOLLO and SHORTKUT, and JAZZY JEFF. There
are some cats i never heard spin before that i know are dope but
i gotta base it on dudes i have actually heard rock
because that's what it's all about, yaoming??
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