Shabazz Palaces Leaves Interpretation Up To You

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Culture, Gumbo

Published on August 05, 2011 with No Comments

UK-based Bonafide Magazine enjoyed the rare opportunity to interview Palaceer from the mysterious Shabazz Palaces. There’s talk about their fascination with duality and light, but not a whole lot of it is shone upon the click itself and most is deliberately left up for interpretation.

Nothing we do is a reaction to anything, it’s only an action. We don’t have a statement to make, we’re not trying to force people to do anything, it’s just our expression, the way we feel, we have no loftiness, we don’t feel like we have to tell people or instruct people, we just go the way we see it.


Read the full article here. It’s worth a read since interviews with them are notoriously scarce and even though they don’t open up a lot the music itself does speak volumes. Shabazz Palaces’ debut full-length ‘Black Up’ is out now. Give it a spin if you haven’t already, or just continue on playing yourself.



1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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