The first in the series of video interviews we managed to co-produce alongside djontv.com at Paris’s Djoon Club back in the day. Welcoming Baltimore-based House Music producer Kris Klayton aka Karizma.
2007… A French TV cameraman by the likes of Ludovic Marcellin hit me on my cell to let me know about the project he had to put together video interviews featuring DJ’s/producers booked at Paris’s club Le Djoon, inviting me to be in the driver’s seat for this. An exercise that would stand much as a challenge for me. Rather accustomed to do so for magazines and eventually radio stations.
On top of that, and because of the presence of only a cameraman for obvious production costs, I would have to come up for another round after the interview. Then repeat my questions in front of an empty chair in order to do necessary extra takes before putting the whole together!
Karizma would be the first in the series. Allowing us to have a deeper view in regards to a city – Baltimore – quite prolific in the history of House Music. And this with artists such as The Basement Boys. But also Ultra Naté. Not to mention DJ Spen to name but a few. Meawhile, we would also talk about his various appraoches depending on the guise he uses. Be it Karizma or Kaytronik.
Video interview: Karizma – Baltimore Housin’