Friends We Love: 120 Seconds with Mark de Clive-Lowe

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Venice, California
As a New Zealand native, producer and musician Mark De Clive-Lowe talks about being surrounded by beaches growing up and how his recent move to a beach town is helping him move forward.

An Interview With Ninja Tuna’s Mr. Scruff

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Mr. Scruff is renowned for his funky musical wizardry. As a DJ he handily blends records from Fela Kuti to Bob Marley to long-forgotten soul gems. As a producer he creates a sensual brew of swampy downtempo and kicky dance beats. The man behind the music is just as sophisticated and quirky. Giant Step had a cuppa tea with Scruff and chatted about crappy sound systems, dancing fruit and all the other nonsense that goes on in clubs these days.

MP3 Interview Descriptions:

Part 1: Scruff talks videos, cartoons and fruit | Listen

Part 2: The Scruff experience and accidental music | Listen

Part 3: The gift and the curse of the information age | Listen

Part 4: Get A Move On: That song, indie artists and advertising | Listen

Part 5: Skills on the wheels of steel | Listen

Part 6: Scruff the DJ versus Scruff the producer and tea time in the club | Listen

Friends We Love: 120 Seconds with K’NAAN

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Toronto, Canada
Somali-born MC & musician, K’NAAN shares his views on language as not only a tool for communication but also as a cultural carrier and its influence in the way we view ourselves and our surrounding environment.

For more on K’NAAN check out: http://www.4real.com/profile.asp?p=knaan

Friends We Love: 120 Seconds with Erin Hirsh

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Los Angeles, California
Erin Hirsh, the Los Angeles-based celebrity fashion stylist responsible for the wardrobe of Rihanna and Kanye West on the Glow in The Dark Tour, shares her thoughts on the hipster phenomenon.

Friends We Love: 120 Seconds with Gilles Peterson

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London, UK
Music pioneer Gilles Peterson of Brownswood Recordings & BBC Radio 1 shares the extent of his obsession with Arsenal Football Club and some insight into why he’s taking a break.

Check out Gilles Peterson at: myspace.com/gillespeterson
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