Interview with Plastician, Harvard Bass & Ron Ziti

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At a recent Scion Dance event in Los Angeles, the Scion AV radio hosts brought out three very special guests: Trouble & Bass delivered dubstep mainstay Plastician, Blu Jemz hosted a rare set by L.I.E.S. label boss Ron Ziti, and Turbo Recordings signee Harvard Bass played for Thee Mike Bee. In this video, Night People’s Lloydski checks in with all three visiting DJs before their exclusive sets. In this video we catch up with the DJs on their plans for the future. Plastician talks about working with L.A. producer Flinch and how he loves L.A., while Harvard Bass lets us in on his collaborations with Chicago house godfather Green Velvet. (If you love these dudes, scroll down for more interviews with them.) Long Island native and former punk kid Ron Ziti (born Ron Morelli) is the founder of L.I.E.S. Records, a homegrown NYC label that has evolved into an internationally buzzed-about outpost for gritty, raw house and techno—as Lloydski put it, “everybody knows Reynaldo Ziti.” In this exclusive interview, Ron reflects on the roots of his exciting imprint and what it means to be “a product of the ’80s.”

Back in 2011, SMOG Records kingpin 12th Planet interviewed with Rinse FM DJ Plastician (a.k.a. Chris Reid), and he recounted his history in the early UK dubstep and grime scene. The Croydon native cut his teeth in the tight-knit community that revolved around Big Apple Records, where artists like dubstep dons Skream & Benga used to browse for fresh wax. Watch the video!

Harvard Bass also sat down with Scion AV in 2011. Franki Chan from IHEARTCOMIX talks to the San Diego beatmaker about the house revolution.

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