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In this episode of ILLROOTS Portraits, EDM producer and DJ RL Grime (aka Clockwork) talks about how he discovered his true calling in music. A former NYU student, Grime recalls staying in the city for the holiday break in 2011 while his friends travelled back home to Los Angeles. The extra downtime allowed him to experiment with new sounds. "For some reason I just decided to make an EP of music that was totally different from the stuff I had been previously making," he says. "I ended up making five tracks, and I started having a vision for this new project that I wanted to start. So yeah, it all started in a small ass apartment in New York." 

RL Grime's show dates are available here. If you enjoyed this episode, watch Ro Ransom's recent spotlight on ILLROOTS Portraits below.

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