Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Deftmag exclus on Jose James and Jazz/Dubstep...

A good friend of mine who runs this great Hip Hop site called Deftmag.com got this exclus interview with Jose James, which prior to the post, I wasn't too aware of. Apparently he's a Jazz/R&B artist signed to Gilles Peterson's label and is doing the crossover of R&B/Dance/Urban/Jazz that has been touched upon by others like Amp Fiddler, Vikter Duplix, Aloe Blacc etc. This is by no means a knock on his originality as I'm a huge fan of this "Third Stream R&B" and not only does he do the vocals, but does the keys and other instruments.

The Jose James piece here

So please, support deftmag and check this out. Featured in the inteview is how he approached his interpretation of Benga's "Emotions" which Jose James covered as "Warrior" listen to it and the Sbtrkt remix... its bliss...


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