The mash-ups and mixtapes of DJ culture are common to the American consumer, but their meaning — the stereotypes they tweak or debunk, the questions they pose — is dulled by the kitschy satisfaction it offers the listener. In applying a DJ’s technique to innovative, profoundly racist cinema, Spooky asks you to look both his craft and American history in the face. In his progressive ethic, “I blur the lines between styles, like I blur the lines that Birth of a Nation represented.”
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