Video and song by Dima/Uni-Fi Records
Words by Adam Lovinus
Sunday I stopped by the Uni-Fi Records headquarters off Prospect Ave. and talked shop for a while with Dima Pochtarev, the collective’s main beatmaker, film producer, manager, agent, etc. He was busy putting together a sampler EP of Uni-Fi collaborations to pitch to a certain major summer festival. Later I’d watch him slash Talking Heads ‘Born Under Punches’ into a funky frenzy of samples as he showed me his set for Miltown Beat Down Wednesday night at Jackalope Lounj. Impressive stuff — I don’t want to give too much away.
We talked about the emergence of art collecives in independent music, and how Uni-Fi has adopted that philosophy for what’s becoming a thriving Riverwest/East Side hip-hop scene. Graphic artist Street P brewed up some coffee and joined the conversation from the other side of the studio area where he was piecing together fabric PBR-themed designs for a contest — just a typical Sunday afternoon for this crew. (more…)