Dave Quam, formerly known as Massacooraman, is a true Renaissance person. He’s a Portland-based producer and DJ who has released music on dance music label Fade to Mind, as well as having worked as a music writer and photojournalist (notably contributing artwork & liner notes to the seminal Chicago footwork compilation Bangs & Works). He also deals in rare books. We discuss his time in Chicago with DJ Rashad and the Teklife crew, music blogs, maturing as a DJ and musician, jazz, and more.
Please note that this conversation was recorded nearly a year ago and does not reflect current events. Check out and support Dave Quam’s work here: