Every Micro-Chop Interview from 2020 and 2021

In-depth conversations with DJ Harrison, JWords, Brainorchestra., sndtrak, Buscrates, J-Zone, Leon Sylvers III, DJ Manipulator, Elaquent, and Nothing_Neue.


I’ve worked hard to keep Micro-Chop afloat in 2020 and 2021. That said, the emotional toll of COVID and returning to teaching full-time in January 2020 have made it next to impossible to maintain a decent writing schedule. Despite my struggles to keep my writing life afloat, I’ve penned some pieces that I am very proud of. I want to highlight a few of those today.

First, if you want to check out the full Micro-Chop newsletter archives, click here. I write about lots of different stuff: cover songs, video game scores, unexpected sample sources, interesting production techniques, and more. You can also check out a list of the most popular pieces. I hope you enjoy some of these stories.

I also wanted to highlight the interviews I published in 2020 and 2021. It was an honor to conduct each and every one of these conversations. I hope you enjoy them and learn something from the insights of the artists.

Below is a full list of the 2020/2021 Micro-Chop interviews in reverse chronological order. Dig in and let me know what you think.

1) "Keep Multi-Tracking on That Level": A DJ Harrison Interview

2) The Musical Journey of JWords

3) Revisiting Brainorchestra.'s 'The Wizard's Scroll'

4) 'AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT': A sndtrak Video Interview

5) "I Just Ride the Wave and Roll with Vibe": A Buscrates Interview

6) "I Would Spend Four Days Trying to Get the Perfect Drum Sound": A J-Zone Discussion

7) The Leon Sylvers III Interview Part 3

8) The Leon Sylvers III Interview Part 2

9) The Leon Sylvers III Interview Part 1

10) "The SP is More Like My Sketching Tool": DJ Manipulator Breaks Down 'The Synth Tape'

11) “I Don't Believe in Giving Up on a Beat": An Elaquent Interview

12) "I Just Need to Sit Still"—The Making of Nothing_Neue's 'RE: Collections'


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