A Moment With: Roofeeo
Panama-born Jahphet Negast Landis (also known as Roofeeo) is a Multi-Instrumentalist, DJ and Music Producer. At a young age, when he discovered that he possessed a natural gift for playing musical instruments, he instinctively gravitated towards the drums. In his early twenties, after a year of touring with The Death Set, the band moved to Philadelphia and took over Spank Rock’s former residence. Fortuitously, Spank Rock had left behind 2 Technic 1210's and an Elcer DJ mixer, and Roofeeo took that as an obvious sign to learn how to spin/mix records. So began Roofeeo's journey as a DJ. Fast forward to today, and it’s easy to catch him spinning a party in some of NYC, Paris and London's hottest nightspots, curating the vibe at events for some of the worlds biggest brands. For almost a decade Jahphet has worked with an array of talented artist that cross, merge and blur genres, including Kanye West, Björk, Diplo, Theophilus London, Santigold, and more. We recently sat down with the Brooklyn-based artist; read his "A Moment With" feature here to find out what he's been up to.