In our month packed full of SeratoCast mixes, next up for SeratoCast mix number 62 is oriJanus of Soulection and emcee on WordLyfe.
oriJanus brings the vibes on this one with a stack of his own tracks, remixes and token Soulection vibes.
We also asked him a couple of questions to find out what he's on at the moment. Read below.
Matt Perry: Tell us where you are at right now and why are you there?
oriJanus: I'm at the Serato Studio 3 in Little Tokyo recording a Seratocast on my birthday. :)
MP: Top 5 records doing it for you right now?
OJ: 1. Thundercat - Friend Zone, my friend Mono/Poly produced it and he's from Bakersfield as I am.
2. This unreleased Zikomo remix that's going to be put out soon. Sssssh, lol.
3. Terrace Martin - Valdez off Crenshaw, I STILL play this song religiously.
4. SiR - W$ Boi, great song that tells a more common story. SiR is such a cool dude.
5. Temu - Boogaloo Blues, that bassline....ungh!
MP: First DJ Setup, what was it?
OJ: First setup I had was a pair of Yamaha Ion turntables my grandma bought me from a JC Penny's catalog for Christmas when I was about 10 years old. They were really fragile and the stylus picked up any little touching of the tables but it got me through, lol.
MP: Favourite mixtape you've made. (Doesn't have to be released, eg for a friend or lover)
OJ: I recorded a mix of my favorite hip-hop tracks as a kid (Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun, Wu, Jamal, Redman etc.) that I've been playing out. Might put it out someday, lol.
MP: Favourite City in the world and why?
OJ: Miami! I've been there twice in the past few months and I love it. I'm puerto rican so I was welcomed with open arms. I loved the latin conga bands on the corner and the women!
MP: What are you working on currently?
OJ: Currently recording and working on my self-produced, debut rap project entitled "7000 Auburn - EP". Been taking me quite some time but I'm getting it out this year. Be on the lookout for that!