Dubspot Radio Rewind: SentZ – Día De Muertos (Halloween Mix)

For this Halloween weekend, Dubspot Radio presents Brooklyn-based DJ/producer and Dubspot NYC staff member Cliff Callender a.k.a. SentZ. This special ‘Day of the Dead’ themed mix features a superb selection of contemporary and supernatural sounds to commemorate the Halloween season. Día de Muertos was recorded live using Ableton Live and Akai APC40.

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In our exclusive interview, SentZ delves into his creative process, which began at the age of 13 using Fruity Loops 1.5 and evolved into Ableton, which supports his non-conventional method of creating the melody first — “I’m one of those weird people who doesn’t start with drums”. He also talks about growing up in Brooklyn, attending choir practice with his mom, having DJ parents, and how all these elements have shaped his sound and love for music. SentZ also delves into the “beat community” differences between LA and NY, and how the community in New York is changing.

“Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays because it reminds me of spacey, spooky music and candy! This year I’ll be using Ableton Push and an Akai APC40 in a dub set with some of my favorite Halloween gems. You’ll have to get your own candy.” - Cliff Callender a.k.a. SentZ

About SentZ

Brooklyn-born producer and DJ SentZ has found a lot of recent success as the gap between hip hop and electronic music continues to fade. With production that draws from both Rinse FM and Rawkus, he’s been tapped for work with Danny Brown, G-Side, Flatbush Zombies, and longtime friends Mr. MFN eXquire and Lakutis. As a live producer and remixer, he’s been asked to tour with various hip-hop heavyweights, including El-P and Killer Mike during their infamous ‘Into the Wild Tour’ in 2012, and ‘Run the Jewels’ tour in 2013.

Keep up with SentZ on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter


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