So what’s new at Tim & Barry, seems like things have gone a bit quiet in your corner. Or are you undercover?
We deep undercover been floating round the mind of Traxman talking samples, conspiracy & the percentage of vinegar in hot sauce/ketchup.
Im seeing a lot of videos with you guys credited on. Tell us about them?
Yes you are, there is a lot more to come too, we would love to work with tempz again he is such fun to work with & an amazing talent next next hype anyone??
Tell me a little bit about Just Jam. What made you & Barry start it?
We came up with the idea in 2008 & took it to loads of brands record companies, but they were just getting there heads round youtube and we were talking live stream-multicam-multigenre- psychedelic madness. They thought we were mad so it never really happened, then in 2010 our friend Deano opened the Alibi so we had a home for it. We did that for 15 weeks and it was great, but we couldn’t be that creative, so we moved on in July last year we came back & slowly introduced multicam & live blue screen we are now on episode 70
Which is how your encounter with Rashad & Spinn happened right?
Yeah Dj Haus hooked that up (UTTU 4 LIFE!) They came to just jam smashed it we clicked with them straight away and just stayed in touch. I’d been playing their stuff on the radio show I used to have on dejavu and was already a big fan, then when we met it was like we’d known them for years TEKLIFE BABY!
You recently got back from Chicago & I’ve seen you’ve been documenting this Chicago footwork 160bpm malarkey. The footage looks great? How was it for you and how different from the Grime scene?
It was amazzzzzinggg I went out there with Crack Stevens & J Cush, we got amazing footage & had a great time, I just wish we coulda been there longer… you asked how it was different to the grime scene for me it was very similar to grime in 2002-4, loads of talent, a real community feel with all the politics and competitiveness that comes with that family vibe and just as in grime the mcs influence the producers & vice versa. In Footwork it’s like that but with the dancers and the producers.
So you’ve started to play out again more? I’ve seen your name pop up in places/flyers.
Yeah I’m enjoying dj’ing again, for a while I wasn’t so I stopped. Hopefully me and Crack Stevens are gonna have a new radio show very soon so expect the grrrreeeeze.
Have we left grime?
Definitely not! We still have a lot of grime on just jam, beat this and dontwatchthat in general, also watch out for a new series of TIMANDBARRYTV coming very soon, its not just gonna be pointing a camera at an mc tho… there’s a few other people doing that now so we gonna do something different, lol.
So am I right in saying that this mix you’ve done is a reflection of your musical journey from London to Chi town.
Errrmmm….. Not really more like chi town stand up & 2 trax from UK G- Murlo
Top of head, name your top five producers at this present moment in time.
1) Dj Rashad
4) DJ Spinn
Out In The Streets – Africa HiTech
OPERA – DJ Rashad
untitled – Murlo
rowthwboat 2kk1 – Manny & J-Cush
Somethin’ Bout The Things U Do – DJ Rashad & Gant-Man
Welcome to the Chi – DJ Rashad
what remix 2k11 – Manny
Big Nut Bust – Big Sean
Work Instrumental – DJ Rashad
Igloo – Wiley (Murlo Refix)
BLOW YOUR SHIT( DA OUT OF HERE REMIXX) – Traxman
untitled – DJ Rashad DJ Spinn & Machinedrum
Good feeln – Manny
clent’s knee deep – DJ Clent
CLASSICdeep in side part 1 – DJ Rashad
RIP HERNZ – DJ Rashad
NO BS TEK LIFE – Deejay Curt
hold my dick – Manny
um geeked up nigga – Traxman
WE’REJUKIN OUT – DJ Rashad
LET ME BE – Manny
COMPUTER WORLD – Manny
RHYTHM N GASH REMAKE 2K12 – Manny & J Cush
b0day sex BIRTHDAY – DJ Rashad
old skkhool pt2 – DJ Rashad
All My TeKLife12 – DJ Spinn
move bakk – DJ Rashad & dj boogie
Sexual12 – DJ Rashad
you know i do pt 1 – DJ clever n DJ Rashad
shake them titties – DJ Rashad <<< HALFTIME – Manny
My Love – DJ Rashad
My Mind – DJ Spinn
LOL – DJ Spinn