DJ Prince dropped his freshman LP 'Test My Sound' on May 13th, 2014 via iTunes worldwide. And we gotta say, the album is fire. This album is a gem in Prince's discography, as his approach to creating this record was unique to his normal process in curating new music. Read this quote he explained to Okayplayer.com:
"I took a real chance production-wise in creating Test My Sound by limiting the sample use and forcing myself to play everything. I would start all my beats out with the bassline first, EQ it, make sure it’s rhythmic so you can feel it. Then I would look for obscure sounds that fit the mood, and usually follow up with a cheesy organ sound. My drums would always be the last and longest part to lay down. Somehow, the drums always mesh my beats together. The dancehall influence is heard in how I present myself on the track as an MC and ride the rhythms. I also dug real deep in 80′s digital reggae—that Casio keyboard era of beats. It’s very important to me to push myself sonically and not listen or compare my music to what’s “hot” right now, but to commit to create timeless music. Songs you can play 6, 8 years from now and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference."
HF® Linked up with DJ Prince himself to ask a few questions that we had in mind. The interview took place at NYC's very own Mr. Throwback in Lower Manhattan, where we got details on not just the new album, but other topics like inspiration and working exclusively with Brooklyn's Skyzoo. Check out the exclusive conversation below.
Oh, and don't forget to show your love and cop our man DJ Prince's new album 'Test My Sound' on iTunes. Buy here!