Scott J. Garnett, David M. Zinser
Scott: Tester (to those in the Ragga Jungle / Drum n Bass community)
Where are you from?
Scott: I am originally from Roanoke, VA and moved to Atlanta in 2000.
David: Southern California originally, both Orange & Los Angeles counties. But I’ve lived all over: Huntington Beach, Brooklyn, now Atlanta. I’m a bit of a geographic mutt.
Who do you work for?
Scott: Myself. I co-own and operate King Screen and also run two Ragga Jungle / Drum n Bass record labels called Soundtest Records and Big Tune Records. I also have a Ragga Jungle/Reggae Soundsystem called Trilogy Sound.
David: Myself. As contract printers we invariably work for our clients, but at the end of the day, we decide what time the shop opens and closes.
What are your Current Project(s)?
Scott/David: Expanding the shop with additional equipment to increase our production capacity so as to better juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
Scott: Music-wise, I have two new vinyl releases coming out over the next few months as well as my bi-annual overseas tour.
Who would you love to work with?
Scott: More artists and musicians. Although, I do enjoy working with people who are clueless. It’s rewarding to see the process of mere concept to reality. Of course, there’s definitely something to be said for those with print ready vector artwork.
David: As many DIY creative (un)professionals as Atlanta has to offer. Given the chance I’d love to collaborate with B+, he’d come with the photos and I, the words.
If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep?
Scott: Lately, I’ve been buying a lot of shoes. I don’t know why really. I wear the same pair everyday. I have about a half dozen pairs of shoes I’ve never even worn. They probably would be better off donated to charity. I’ll hang on to my Emerica Transists, black on black. I’m a simple kind of guy.
David: Not in the sneaker game and never want to be.
What’s on your iPod right now?
Scott: How many urban cool points do I lose if I confess to not owning an iPod? My Blackberry has a built-in MP3 player, if that counts. At the moment, it’s filled with classic foundation reggae the likes of Johnny Osbourne and Barrington Levy plus Sentinel’s World Clash mix, Lupe Fiasco, Milosh and my guilty pleasure, Alicia Keys. I try to keep a nice rotation.
David: The Swing Kids discography, Skream, Scuba and Burial. And of course, Tears for Fears.
What’s your Favorite ATL food?
Scott: Calabash Vegetarian Kitchen on our block of Mitchell St. All vegan, independently owned and operated. Caribbean inspired cuisine. BBQ tofu, Mac-NO-Cheese, Curry Soy Chunks, Greens and Cabbage… I can’t get enough. Of course, convenience of location gives them a big advantage. I still have love for Soul Vegetarian and you can’t pass up a 3AM run to Chinese Buddah.
David: My girlfriend and her roommate are known to whip up some insane biscuits & gravy, cold soba, pies and cupcakes; but if I’m going out, then I’m getting sandwiches at Octane, 5th Earl or Alon’s. Otherwise, it’s always Taqueria del Sol.
What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
Scott: I spend the majority of my time on my own block. Of course, there are inevitable Zipcar runs to Whole Foods for vegan chocolate chip cookies and Limeade.
David: It’s a toss-up between Mitchell Street and the MLK Natatorium. If there was a lap-pool on my block, I’d never leave.
What are your Pet Peeves?
Scott: Ultra low-resolution, full-color GIFs embedded in Word documents. Also, loud eaters and open mouth breathers.
David: Ultra low-resolution, full-color JPEGs embedded in Word documents. And the fact that there’s no hardcore in the city of Atlanta.
Scott: My Mother and Father, Jason and Laura. And LionDub.