On April 15th Pharoahe Monch will be releasing his fourth solo album, “P.T.S.D (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).” The title track is co-produced by his DJ Boogie Blind of the X-Ecutioners and Brandon “B.A.M” Alexander Hodge aka Bam Dilla.
The track is a smooth mesh of rolling drums, keys and a sick bass line courtesy of B.A.M. “P.T.S.D” is the latest song in the Vestax world champion’s production discography, which also includes Jean Grae’s “You Don’t Like It” and “Case Basket.”
Boogie began DJing for Pharoahe Monch through an intro from fellow X-Ecutioner Sean C.
“This was around the time the X-Ecutioners were on Sony and things were dying down if you will,” he tells Nodfactor.com at his Harlem apartment. “So I took the opportunity. I’ve DJ’d for Jean Grae, I did a stint with Fat Joe courtesy of my man LV. I rocked with Busta for a minute. Raida was his DJ when he passed.”
Boogie was good friends with the late Grandmaster Roc Raida, who passed away on September 19, 2009. Raida is who Boogie credits with giving him his first production lesson.
“My first production lesson was through Raida but then he wasn’t around as much after we stopped touring as the group and he moved to Maryland. I’m also good friends with Grind Music’s Sean C and LV and me and LV didn’t live too far from each other, so LV got me more aware of how to move around a machine. I did a few tracks for their artist Hasim on Bad Boy and did something with him and my boy Nino Brown on the Blazing compilation in Australia.”
Watch as he walks us through his set-up, the creation of “P.T.S.D” and what happened to that MPC he won in the Vestax competition in 2001.
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