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RJD2 - Vintage

RJD2 - Vintage Benny Mistak
From Sample To Complete Song With DJ RJD2

Our Vintage Cafe goes back to 2011 with the Philadelphia based DJ RJD2 who at the time had just released the album The Colossus. Since then he has been busy with three releases of different projects and just this week he released “420” with the Philly rapper STS. As Mad Men finishes it's final season, every week we hear the RJD2 composition that serves as the show's theme song. This interview is a little different than usual as Ramble John Krohn (RJD2’s birth name) actually builds a track live for us in the studio starting by digging in the crate of records he brought with him for sounds to sample and ending up with a composition.

Session Setlist

Recent Release: Dead Ringer
Release Date: November 3, 2009
Label: RJ's Electrical Connections