The second in the series of video interviews we managed to co-produce alongside djontv.com at Paris’s Djoon Club back in the day. Welcoming NJ-based House Music DJ/producer Kevin Hedge (formerly of Blaze)…
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!
I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve met Blaze (Kevin Hedge and Josh Milan) along with time. Be it in the Big Apple, in Miami or at the memorable Sunslice festival where we happened to spin together. I got connected to them through a mutual friend. In other words, UK Slip’N’Slide CEO, Peter Harris, who passed soon after Mel Cheren. The latter givin’ the keys of West End Records to Kevin a few years before.
Nuff reasons to pay them a tribute along with our conversation which would get us to the maturation of the soulful House / Jersey sound in the Big Apple. But also talk about his experience as a DJ along with Louie Vega at Cielo’s Roots NYC.
Video interview: Kevin Hedge – Jersey Sound housin’