Julius: Well, you know, I really like some of the tracks Maroon Five has put out, right, guys like Josh Rouse, is that his name?
DJ B: Yes, he's from Nashville actually.
Julius: He is?
DJ B: Yes.
Julius: Oh my God, that CD is so good, there's at least, six songs on there I really like, and when was the last time I could buy an album and say that!
DJ B: Are you talking about 1972?
Julius: Yes, 1972, that album, it's so good, it's just good music, it's refreshing, his vocals are great, the songs are great, the musicianship is great. And this is what I like the most, he's not worried about "Oh, I've got to produce it this way because that's the sound of today," which is so prevalent, you know, in most music. That you have to fall in to sounding like everybody else and everybody else. I like someone who takes a chance, this is what I'm about, this is my production and this is me as an artist. And he's probably not a household name but at least, I don't know, hopefully he's doing OK.
DJ B: That album got a lot of critical acclaim here and a lot of people
that I respect talked about it as one of their favorite releases of the
year, and like you said I don't know that he's necessarily somebody you're
going to see in heavy rotation on MTV or VH1 or anything like that, but I
think he's got a pretty solid following. And if you like that record, he
recorded a live set with CD and DVD that you could probably find online
that you would probably enjoy as well.
DJ B: Yes. I see him occasionally, if I run across him?
Julius: So he actually even lives there?
DJ B: Oh yes, yes, absolutely.
Julius: Oh he's from there?
DJ B: Yeah, I don't know if he was acutely born and raised here, but he
lives in Nashville and records all the time with various folks around here,
and I'm pretty sure he's got another project underway right now.
Julius: Yes, interesting.
DJ B: It's a fairly small community and I'm out quite a bit, I take a lot of photographs so I see a lot of people, not just electronic music and not just dance music. My show on Sunday mornings is pretty much underground music off the internet, music from small independent labels in the electronic genre, and I play anything from like pure micro glitch noise kind of stuff to Swedish trance and everything in between. I'm going to feature the Heartbeat album in the next couple of weeks on my show just to give people a taste of what it's about, and I'll send you an email.
DJ B: IIs there anything else you want to say or some words of wisdom you
want to pass along to people and let them know, like if you have other
projects coming out that people should check-out or just??
Julius: The thing about dance music is we do a lot of singles, and unfortunately that doesn't cater to the general public because although it's changing, vinyl is dying a slow death and most of our singles come out on vinyl because they're catered to DJs and club play. We don't really do CD singles for the general public to pick up on. But that's all changing because now we're doing digital downloads on the site. I don't know if you've heard of traxsource.com?
DJ B: No, but I'll be sure to take a look at it.
Julius: You should check it out, T R A X S O U R C E, traxsource.com, it's run by the Sulfuric guys. I don't know if you've heard of them. They're down in Florida, they've made amazing and produced amazing music in the last, oh my God, ten years I would say with their productions. To me they're like the iTunes of house music.
DJ B: Cool
Julius: And they have quality house music more on the soulful tip/musical tip but quality stuff, not like here today gone tomorrow tracks, which is prevalent even more in dance music because that's just the way it is. So much of it gets produced, a lot of it's garbage but a lot of it's good stuff, and unfortunately because of the garbage coming out, that dilutes the pool and it makes it harder for the good music to standout because there's so much of it out there in general.
DJ B: Right on.
Julius: And who's got time to be fishing forever, you know. So anyway, that's a thing where we've already started where you can find my catalogue on there, Neo Disco Music, I have my label, it's called Neo Disco Music, and other labels are all, you know, adding their catalogues so you can literally go online, just like you would on iTunes, and download a track or various tracks. And that makes it easier for the general public to actually buy, which is a good thing. I think long-term that's a good thing, hopefully it'll pan out so people can just download that stuff because it's definitely turning into the digital domain in terms of people buying more and more downloadable music.
DJ B: All right Julius, thanks for calling in and take care.
Julius: Thanks for having me, bye.