In this last portion of my interview with DJ Simbad, he gives more of the international perspective on playing gigs. From all the places he’s traveled to, it’s interesting to see his perspective on how different countries get down.
I’ve always felt that places outside of the U.S. have embraced more of the soulful, envelope pushing music. But in his eyes, even the places that may seem more free-spirited and open minded may not quite be as it seems.
Another gem out the archives. My interview with DJ Simbad.
I was lucky to catch him while he was in town doing some gigs. This man has traveled all over the world, rocking parties and doing his thing. I had to especially pick his brain on the differences of cultures in the places he’s traveled.
In this part of the interview I was especially interested in his discussion of quality. As he noted, the idea of quality has been reduced not only in music, but many different places. He also speaks on the drive it took to get him the blessing of doing what he loves and traveling the world.
It’s a funny story how Neil became Jay’s DJ. Apparently, the taste-maker and creative spirit extraordinaire Vashtie recommended Neil Armstrong to Jay-Z as he asked who a good DJ would be for him. She had heard his mixtapes and liked them. Jay trusted her sense of taste, and the rest was history…