ARTIST PROFILE: DJ Iron Kutz

NAME: Eric Shillong

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Stage name: IRON KUTZ


Skill: DJ-ING & PRODUCTION


Zodiac: Capricorn


SPINS @: Zenzi Mills, Zenzi (Bandra), Poison, Enigma , Play, Marimba, Cafe Goa, Redlight, Polyester, 11Echoes, Rock Bottom etc


THOUGHTS on the Current state of HIP HOP music:

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“Artists should start rediscovering their roots ,go back in time and listen to the God fathers of hip hop and try to recreate the magic of ‘Back in the day’.The beats, the styles, even the lyrics back then used to be far superior in quality, making for music that’s not only salable but also deep.”

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OPINION on the status of HIP HOP in MUMBAI:

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“Local artists, DJs and MCs need to collaborate more often with artists who come down from outside India as they can benefit from each other in the process.People here haven’t necessarily grown up in that atmosphere that someone from say the UK or US might have and people should be more open to learning as opposed to pretending they know everything.The scene in Bombay seems too much about unnecessary hate at times, and a forum or a union of Hip hop heads is more likely going to help the game and also the artists themselves in achieving more recognition.MCs in Mumbai need to focus on structuring their lyrics and developing their skills.They need to realize that the art of rapping is not just all about being ‘Gangster’.It will be nice to see some MCs being more humorous and having comedy in their raps.”

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Best party to date: At Play for the Red Bull BC1 tour 2009

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Favorite Artist: DJ PREMIER

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CURRENT TOP 5

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1. DJ Premier & CNN -Invincible

2. Jurassic 5 – In The House

3. The Pharcyde- Soul Flower

4.  Jay Z- Empire State Of Mind

5. Drake- Best I Ever Had

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E-mail  Iron Kutz : djironkutz@yahoo.in

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