Q&A with Nelson's Dj Rhapsody
Dj Rhapsody, aka Cass Tutsch is a funktastic, groovalistic song slinger. His superbly selected sets invariably weave his audience into a deep dish delight and can cause spontaneous, irreversible, Afro growth. Vurb wanted to know more about this homegrown talent.
How'd you get your start as a dj? What have been some of the highlights?
I have been dj'ing since 1998 when I first started doing a reggae night at the Club Utopia here in Nelson. It was great to play reggae and hip hop in a time when house music dominated the club scene. It has been really amazing watching all music genres come together over the past decade, to create the melting pot of electronic music we see today.
I have always been involved in the Kootenay dj scene playing parties, festivals, bars, clubs, and weddings. The memorable moments for me are without doubt when the party is bumpin' and everyone is keyed in and having a blast! Love to all my friends here in the Koots!
What attracts you to funk music over other genres?
These days I play all genres of music. You can check out my funk radio show "Break The Stereo" on Kootenay Coop Radio, CJLY, on Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Funk is a solid backbone in music that makes people want to dance.
Out of all the tracks you have, which one "never fails?"
There is no one magic track, every track has it's time and place.
Dj Rhapsody will be at Spiritbar on Saturday, January 12. Doors at 10 p.m. Ticket details at the Hume Hotel.