Clubzone at Djzone.net, I'm with Chris Cox who's spinning here now at
Expo 2000 party,
tonight! Ah, where you from?
CC: Los Angeles.
JB: Where do you
play out there?
CC: Actually L.A.
is the only place I don't play. I play like, pretty much
everywhere around the nation, I do alotta touring, but in L.A. I just
basically work in the studio.
that means you're a large dude , you're all over the place; how do
people recruit you, how do you find all these gigs? Are you
legendary, or website, what?
CC: People, as far
as Dj stuff, you go to planetcox.com which has all the information
about how to get me and how to book me an stuff. As far as
remixing, usually like, labels just give us a call; they gotta know
how to look us up, Thunderpuss2000.com is our site, and that's pretty
much it, we're easy to find!
Thunderpuss, what's that all about?
Thunderpuss is myself and my partner Barry Harris, and we've been
friends about ten years. He used to be in the group Kon Kan in
the eighties, I was working for Hot Tracks remix service and we met
about 1990. Over the years we became friends; he was living in
Canada, and I was living in the states, and after Hot Tracks got a
record label called Interhead Records, that was my record
label, so I recruited Barry a few times to do productions for us
cause I liked his productions and we hooked-up through that, like me,
an A&R guy and him, and one time when he came to L.A. to vacation
we said, "hey we've know each other for so long, let's try and
do a record together, and it totally just like, worked it felt really
good working together and so we did a few things for Interhead.
Our first break was doing "Kiss The Rain" for Billy Myers
on Universal Records, a mutual friend got us the gig, and that
blew-up so big we got the call to do Whitney Houston from Arista and
that was it..
JB: Which Whitney
did you do?!
CC: We did
"It's Not Right, But It's Okay"
JB: Oh man',
I didn't know that!
yeah we did the big hit version of that!
JB: See I'm
in the company of greatness again!
CC: Ha, ha,
ha, ha ha! So basically after they took our version to cut the
video to and MTV, an all that shit, then everyone just kinda like, it
just blew-up from there.
JB: Okay, I
means, it's hard because a lot of people who read about DJs and what
we do, they wonder how to get to the level that you are? Ya
know, you didn't just come out the egg and get big..
CC: Aw hell
now, it's like,
JB: how many
years have you been doin it?
CC: I been like
Djin like,seriously since I was, like fourteen; I'd say pretty much
like '88 is when I started really, really trying and getting a clue,
learning how to edit, learning how to
Remix, so I'm
about a twelve, ten year run.
JB: Do you
have a lot of equipment at your house, do you do a lot of production
at your home?
CC: We actually
have a studio; we rent studio space and then we have our own studio.
I've got gear at home too, but we rent commercial space and that's
where we work at.
JB: Okay, and when
can my readers find and hear you this fall?
CC: Actually just
"coming to a city near you". I'm just kind of like
everywhere. Once again, planetcox.com to find my touring
dates. And records coming out, we got the new Ann Nesby, the
new Kim English,;
JB: Kim English, I
interviewed her last Thanksgiving in New York!
CC: Oh she's
dope. Yeah, we just did her new song called "Higher
Things", we did Ann Nesby's "Lovin Is Really My Game",
ah we did the new Celine Dion, the new Ultra Nate`,
I'm just getting
ready to play it now
"Lovin' Is Really My Game"?, that's a remix of, um
Brainstorm on the old, I think, Tabu records!?
CC: That was
the shit, yeah! On Epic;
JB: I think
that's about it, I know you're in the middle of..
I gotta get back an cue-up my song
Chris Cox , look out for 'im, and listen for his music.
on, thanks, man'!
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