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Questlove on Technology & Superstar DJs, Vinyl Snobs and More… [video]


OK, you’ve got 20 million songs in your pocket. Now what? With endless choice comes a serious challenge: cutting through all that noise to find the next song that will change your life. In this era, the real rock star are the curators—the people, tools, and algorithms that bring you the music you’ll love. In this months WIRED’s music issue, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson of the legendary The Roots crew, talks about how to find music you’ll fall in love with. Read the article here and jump over the break to check out Questlove talking about technology and the superstar laptop DJs, record shopping, vinyl snobs, J Dilla and cassettes, and more…

Questlove on technology & superstar laptop DJs

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Questlove on J Dilla, vinyl snobs, & lo-fi hip-hop