14 Jul 2010

DJ Premier

There's a solid case to be made for DJ Premier being hip hop's most influential sonic architect. His chopped-up, sample-heavy productions provided the backbone for Gang Starr, the group he was a member of with the late, great rapper Guru, and provided a blueprint for a classic East Coast hip hop sound that is still highly sort after, 20 years after he made his debut. Sam Wicks spoke to DJ Premier ahead of an Auckland show he played in June 2010.