I’ve been creating remix albums combining artists from different genres, or sometimes combining artists with themselves. These projects are an homage to the original musicians I’m remixing, and hopefully they open a dialog on how derivative works should be viewed in today’s culture. I also make original music and remixes for other artists. Apart from music, I also recently co-created a documentary film about a legendary New York City video rental store.
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Mic Check 1234! is a remix album consisting of rap and punk music. Great rap and great punk both make you want to affect change, to rebel against the status quo, or to simply just get up and move. This project pairs my favorite emcees’ most socio-political material with some of the best punk bands ever. (2012)
Ghostfunk combines Wu-Tang artist Ghostface Killah with the sounds of vintage African funk, highlife, and psychedelic rock music. (2011)
Inspired by the 2009 sci-fi movie Moon written and directed by Duncan Jones, Selene is a five track hip-hop EP that samples the film’s original score written by Clint Mansell. A collaboration with rapper Richard Rich. (2011)
Following in the footsteps of Mos Dub, Dub Kweli lets Talib Kweli rock the mic to some dubbed out beats. (2010)
A reggae inspired remix album that marries hip-hop artist Mos Def with the sounds of dub reggae. (2010)
You may recognize what is inside the blender, it’s the Beastie Boys’ album Check Your Head! Here I combined the Beasties with themselves by sampling material from Check Your Head. (2009)
Jaydiohead is a series of two remix albums that merge Jay-Z with Radiohead. (2009)
An ongoing collection of songs, beats, and remixes.
A 23 minute documentary about Alan’s Alley, New York City’s legendary video store. Alan Sklar is a human movie database with 40,000 titles and a clientele spanning from movie stars to female prison inmates. This store isn’t just the last dinosaur standing at the edge of the tar pit. (2012)