The Craig Fahle Show

Detroit Hip-Hop Tastemaker DJ HouseShoes

Monday, June 18, 2012

DJ HouseShoes is a native of the Detroit Hip-Hop scene who has made a name by exposing fans to then-unknown local acts including J-Dilla, Slum Village, Black Milk and Danny Brown. A few years ago HouseShoes moved to Los Angeles to further his career as a DJ and producer. Since then, he has developed a love-hate relationship with his hometown and a music scene that he often viewed as toxic and self-destructive. WDET’s Laura Weber speaks with HouseShoes about his relationship with Detroit, and about his new album, “Let It Go," which features many artists from both his hometown and from Los Angeles.