Let the Record Show – the crate-dug interview series in which musicians, rappers, producers and DJs discuss their favorite songs of all time as the tracks spin on vinyl – continues its third season today, as hosts Mike Pizzo and Warren Peace sit down with storied DJ, festival founder, and music industry executive Gary Richards aka Destructo.
Richards’ set of song selections almost plays like a recipe for his G-House sound, mixing pioneering electronic classics from Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder with west coast hip-hop standards from Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, and adding in a dash of darkness from Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails.
Having founded the Electronic Daisy Carnival, Hard Fest, and AMFAMFAMF festivals, as well as having worked alongside Rick Rubin at Def American, and still regularly producing his own brand of electronic music, Richards has spent a lifetime in the music industry. He recounts tales of strange dinners with Ruthless Records founder Jerry Heller, Warren G passing out in the studio, getting The Cure to cover Depeche Mode and upsetting Giorgio Moroder.
Destructo’s appearance on Let the Record Show marks the twenty-seventh episode in the series and the twelfth episode released this year, following each Flosstradamus, Lil Jon, Kurupt, Mayer Hawthorne, Just Blaze, Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Cut Chemist, MURS, Tech N9ne and Del. Season 3 will continue with Sofi Tukker, DJ Hurricane, the High & Mighty, and more.