When Bay Area hip-hop producer Ben Durazzo played Red Room in February, the reaction was best summed up by one audience member's stunned comment midway through the set: "He's doing that live? That's one talented motherfucker."
To see Durazzo's fingers dance across a sample pad like it was a piano, playing each element of drum beats and melodies live, was mesmerizing enough on its own. But the fact that his music was also incredibly funky made it great.
Boise Weekly caught up with Durazzo after the show to chat about his technique for the latest episode of Scenes From a Scene.