All that scratchin’ is making me itch…And this man has figured it all out! While Alex Sonnenfeld a.k.a. Hix Boson is a true master of his craft and a great performer, he is also a scratch professor! One, he teaches at Q-Bert’s Scratch University, an online music school for becoming turntablists. Two, he has developed a unique notation system for scratch music, called S-Notation, which is based on the standard Western notation system.
If you want to know more about Alex, check out this interview, where he also reports on his exchange with Karlheinz Stockhausen, one of the most important composers of the 20th century.
And do check out these clips:
Folks, this is my new series on artists I love. Episode one: Amewu.
This one is easy, because I am completely biased. Not only is Amewu’s music simply AWESOME but he is also a longtime friend of mine. But I think there are also more “objective” reasons to love Amewu (and his music). Here are three:
- He keeps it fucking real. As far as I know, he has never compromised on anything concerning his music. Making music, for Amewu, means doing what HE wants to do, not what others want to hear.
- He masters his skills. From a technical viewpoint, Amewu’s flows and rhymes are as good as it gets in German rap music.
- He is a conscious rapper. He always resisted the temptation to tune in to the macho-bragging behavior of most of his fellow (German) rappers. Ever noticed any homophobic, sexist, or otherwise insulting contents in his music? You simply won’t find theses. To the contrary, his lyrics are full of anti-homophobic, anti-sexist statements. How refreshing!
And now just watch this guy flowing like a river…at the record release party of his second album. I love you, Amewu!