"Don't play it safe": Detroit legend DJ Bone on innovation and creativity



An afternoon in Berlin with the veteran producer and DJ.

As a fierce champion of independence in music, DJ Bone has spent over 30 years forging sounds through the underground, releasing music via his Subject Detroit and Encounter labels. As technically experimental as he is creatively expressive, Bone has also built a reputation as one of the world’s most skilful DJs.

On the heels of the release of his latest album, A Piece of Beyond, we caught up with DJ Bone at The Store Berlin. During the afternoon, Bone waxed lyrical about his inspirations (from the club to his love of Prince and classical music), dissected his craft (and why you should take risks) and shared advice for young producers trying to forge a career in music.

Watch the film above, and check out Bone’s A Piece Of Beyond, out now on Subject Detroit.