Re-Produced Profile: Shoden!1 [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

The second of three participants in round four of our Re-Produced Series steps into the Booth for an exclusive interview.
Publish date:
Updated on

Next Wednesday, December 19,

The DJBooth

will release the latest installment of


, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. Number four in the series will be based around "

Fly Away

," a record off Brooklyn veteran

Talib Kweli


Attack the Block

mixtape. In anticipation of the project's arrival, we're making sure each of the participating beatsmiths has been properly introduced to our readership with a series of

exclusive producer profiles


In the second of three profiles, we chop it up with ATL native


, the producer behind





Somnolence II


Click here

to listen to Shoden's re-production of "Fly Away,"


today in the Booth.

Producer Alias:


Years Producing:


What tools and/or production software do you use?

Logic/Pro Tools

Head phones or monitors?

Sony MDR 7506 & Yamaha HS 80

What production work are you most proud thus far of in your career?

My early work with Spree Wilson that helped define his sound,

The Neverending Now



. As well as the two Muzi albums,


Vol. I and II, because those records really allowed me take total control of the creative direction.

What should readers expect from you in the coming months?

A[nother] new Muzi album.

Describe the process by which you "Re-Produced" Talib's "Fly Away" record?

I wanted to step away from the original a bit and make it a little darker, while at the same time maintaining the organic feel. I actually started two mixes, but eventually came back to this one because I was starting to take it way too far out.