Currently on a mission to get all my cd collection into vinyl it’s a big task to undertake at this point in time, but I’m up for the challenge. First record struck off the list is The Beat Nuts’ Intoxicated Demon’s. If you got any old records for sale hollah at the kid! email@example.com
I sent some questions over to Kiss 100′s very own grime flag bearer Logan Sama and these were his answers.
I was an active user on the Uptown Records website forum and had quite a reputation as a knowledgable and funny music head. Dugs from Rinse FM contacted me and asked if I wanted to submit a demo to Rinse and I was lucky enough to be offered a Friday night 7pm prime time show. It was all quite surreal to be honest.
2) One of your most notable projects in recent years has been ‘The War Report.’ It was a success at the time but do you still believe that war dubs are an important and integral element for the grime scene?
I think there are more important things people need to focus on before they placate their egos with War. Sure, people get excited about whoever is flinging threats back and forth, but for the long term benefit of the genre people need to take their singles, releases, live shows and promotions as seriously as they take their honour and reputation when it comes to MCs sending.
3) Having started to release vinyl on your own label Adamantium Music back in 2006 how important is it for you to continue to release vinyl even in the current climate of fluctuating record sales?
Vinyl is a non-profit endeavour but I find it has several benefits. Collectors prize these releases as pieces of history and I see the same customers coming back time and time again for records from our own web store for example. Secondly, any music released on a physical format seems to be taken more seriously and has more longevity than a digital only release. I think we as a society still hold on to physical things with sentiment and nostalgia. Digital can’t really reproduce that.
4) In recent years social networking sites and forums have undoubtedly played a vital role in the promotion of music and the networking of artists and DJs. However do you feel that potentially there are aspects of these services that could be restricting the scene from progression in certain areas?
Social networking is a distraction for most artists. While they should be doing other things they are usually tweeting or updating statuses. It can also make people too familiar with you and removes the mystique of the artist. People know exactly what you look like, what you think and what you do before they have even got to know you as a recording artist. If I knew what Tupac had for breakfast and saw him arguing with Biggie via twitter the genius of his music would have probably dulled a bit for me.
5) Finally what can we expect from Logan during the remainder of 2012? Have you any specific projects / releases in the pipeline that people should look out for?
I am dedicated to getting two things running this year. A regular podcast where I can look at a wider range of Grime music outside of my radio show. And secondly a website as a hub for Grime news and information. So if those things are not online by the end of 2012… I have probably been tweeting too much
Big up to Logan! You can catch him spinning a very exclusive garage set alongside a plethora of others at Cable this weekend at We Fear Science Present: Butterz & Hardrive. More info about that is available HERE.