TTDJs Kevin Saunderson talks about the Bacardi DJ soundstudio and is impressed
I became aware of Bacardi DJ soundstudio a while back after those guys helped out at Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival last year. Bacardi were sponsors, along with various other companies, which was a massive boost to both Detroit and its community as well as to techno music. Without those guys the festival would be much harder to stage, as it costs a hell of a lot of money to put on. Anyway, at the time the Bacardi DJ soundstudio people were talking about this new online studio that they were going to launch which sounded wicked. Now that it’s available online I’ve obviously been on there and played around with it and it’s pretty cool. The samples and basslines are dope and it has much more depth than I expected. There are going to be a lot of cats out there trying to produce tracks and keep us, the originators, on our toes. You know, someone could be stuck somewhere where there are no clubs or maybe the person can’t get regular studio equipment or afford it. These people can now just log on and go make a track! Its definitely gonna help these people who love music and want to express themselves through making music. The Bacardi DJ mixer certainly has some nice features and I’ve found some heavy beats. I wish there was this kind of thing around when I was starting out. When myself, Derrick [May] and Juan [Atkins] all started out it was like, ‘how do we make this music that is in our heads?’ Kraftwerk had to make their own keyboards and synths and stuff, which cost them, like stupid amounts of money. Now it’s all available for free. Crazy times man.