SATURDAY MATINÉE: House Shoes – From Detroit To LA


Detroit’s House Shoes talks about his work ethic, his love for LA against his frustration towards Detroit fans and shows off some of his creations as part of the documentary DVD Behind Closed Doors Vol. 3.

By now you should be familiar with House Shoes and his influence in hip hop (if you’ve stayed awake to this thing we call hip hop music). For this week’s Saturday Matinée, we’re featuring a section from beat making documentary Behind Closed Doors Vol. 3 (released in 2012) which also hosts a throng of dope producers such as Khrysis, Samiyam and !llmind. House Shoes remained as candid and honest as ever as he talked about his hip hop beginnings, his first machines and getting his son into the beats. There are also moments where Shoes played through some of his beats, all with that swinging soul and hard knockin’ abrasive drums. He also showed love for LA and their “artistic community” and respect for the artform as well as discussing some disdain towards Detroiters not showing love for their hip hop brethren. Oh, and there’s a little surprise at the end for the Dilla fans out there. You’ll geek out when you hear it.

Stream it below.

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Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.