Max Glazer (Federation Sound System / EVR / NYC) @ Dubspot – ‘Wireless’ Video Interview

In the latest episode of Dubspot’s Wireless interview series, instructor, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Raz Mesinai (also formerly known as Badawi) catches up with a long time friend, Max Glazer of the New York City-based dancehall sound system Federation Sound. Max founded Federation Sound with Kenny Meez and Hot97‘s Cipha Sounds in 1999. Max grew up listening to a great deal of Jamaican reggae and dub; at home, his father played artists such as Trinity, Dillinger, U-Roy, Peter Tosh. He fell in love with hip hop and house listening to influential radio DJs like Red Alert, but his appreciation for Jamaican music culture endured over the years. Today, Max Glazer is an international dancehall DJ; he spent years as music director and tour DJ for music superstar Rihanna. There was a lot to discuss between these two old friends; Raz and Max talk about a wide range of topics, from their early days as DJs in New York City (the lineup for one of their first gigs was Badawi, Max Glazer and DJ Spooky) to dubplate culture to maintaining a unique voice and staying true to yourself.

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[...] Composer, musician, and educator Raz Mesinai has a long and extensive history in the world of experimental and electronic music. For nearly two decades, Raz Mesinai has released music as Badawi, Sub Dub, and recently resurrected  Ladyman and has stayed on the forefront of the underground electronic music world. In this video, Raz catches up with an old friend Max Glazer as part of ourWIRELESS Interview Series. [...]