Let the Record Show, the crate-dug interview series in which artists 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 speak with electronic music DJ/producer Valentino Khan.
Having just released his new House Party EP via Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint, Valentino digs through the crates and discusses the songs that have influenced him the most. He reps his LA Dodgers cap in full, picking a handful of Cali classics from the likes of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and other West Coast all-stars. Through his track selections, Khan also explains how the sparse production of Virginia’s Timbaland and the Neptunes shaped his early hip-hop ear, while dirty, distorted Euro club bangers from Justice, Chuckie, and Afrojack turned him on to electronic dance music. He also touches upon a few funk staples from genre-defining legends George Clinton and Prince.
Valentino Khan’s appearance on Let the Record Show marks the twenty-ninth episode in the series and the fourteenth 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, Del the Funky Homosapien, Destructo, and The High & Mighty. Season 3 will continue with Sofi Tukker, DJ Hurricane, and more.