I'm not going to copy the entire article because it's rather long but here's a small excerpt from the article:
Todd Burns: I was interested to talk to all of you about your clubbing histories. You started probably earlier than everyone else associated with the label in Connecticut. I remember you saying in an interview that those parties were all over the place musically, not necessarily just the deep house that UQ puts out.
Jus-Ed: Exactly. Itís a very satisfying thing to have your art understood. I knew a lot of people wouldnít understand what my music is saying, or what itís about. A lot of times itís too emotional, so itís disturbing to people that arenít open-minded or music lovers. Itís always industry, musicians and dancers that get what Iím trying to do first. Weíre on that same level. Other people have gravitated to it in the press, and I think thatís a big factor for the numbers increasing. But I still have this apprehension when clubs or promoters want to book me, because theyíre still not sure if itís going to be a good turnout or what they should expect from my DJ set. But, as you know personally, when I get behind the turntables, itís a wrap (laughs). All of the people that Iím connecting with on the label are excellent and superb DJs. And that was part of the mission that Iíve been on since I started making my own music. To get the emphasis back on the DJ, not on the producer.
Todd Burns: Thatís an interesting perspective these days, because you have a label that needs to have producers to have material to release. There are very few people that make their living on simply producing. Itís very much about producing to get gigs at the moment in the dance music world. Obviously you like producing on some level. But do you also regard it as a necessary evil?
Just-Ed: I once had dinner with Kevin Hedge in Miami, and I was asking him why I was having so much trouble getting recognized as a DJ. I was really kind of salty about it at the time. He said, ĎEd, look. Iím not a DJ. Iím a producer. I get DJ gigs because I have records out.í I didnít want to hear that at the time. Because that meant the DJ no longer had a place in a nightclub. He was clear about it, though. He told me that if I wanted to travel, I needed to put a record out. I had a CD out at the time, but I wasnít serious about it yet. My first love, though, itís DJing. Thatís my shit. I love to play for the people.
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