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DJ Logic

DJ Logic

DJ Logic has a simple ethos for collaboration: “Communication and working together-that’s how you build things.” He’s not talking about his music, however, but rather why the New York Knicks or Portland Trailblazers can’t seem to win the NBA championship despite having superstar teams. The Bronx-born DJ might as well be talking about his approach to musical collaboration, though. As something of a peculiarity in jazz, Logic knows that he is defining and redefining the role of turntables in the music. “My turntables are instruments just like all the others.”

Starting out as a DJ in New York City in the early ’90s, Logic says he was just “trying to blend in, not take over,” when he was on stage. After Eye and I-the rock band he formed in high school-disbanded in 1992, Logic began working with jazz experimenters Don Byron, Graham Haynes, Vernon Reid and Melvin Gibbs before Medeski, Martin and Wood asked him to sit in with the trio-before Logic had even heard the group.

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