QA : DRVG CVLTVRE

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1. Who are you?

I’m Vincent Koreman aka Drvg Cvltvre.

2. What do you do?

I make dark and doomy techno music with acid and no wave/punk  influences and run a small record label called New York Haunted.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

My studio is in my house, and I just soundproofed it again, so I just walk upstairs.

4. When?

Usually in the early evening, when I get home from work and after dinner, so usually between 8 and 10 pm.

5. Why do you play music?

I think music is a form of communication that transcends written and spoken word. I try to communicate via a mix of emotions in my tracks that I guide towards you.

6. When did you start making music?

Started making music when I was 14, the year was 1986. I played in a punk band called Crisis. It still is a very appropriate band name I think.

7. Which track defines you the most?

That changes with my mood, but I still get chills when I play https://pinkman.bandcamp.com/track/into-the-endless-night in a set somewhere, so it touches my nerve endings in some way.

8. How would you describe your own music?

I make dark and doomy techno music with acid and no wave/punk  influences.

9. Any track of the moment?

Right now I’m loving

 

10. What influences your work?

Everything of anything really, can be a line of a novel, or a quote on tv or a car passing by playing some tune really loud. Small triggers inspire me to start working.

11. What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact? 

I’n trained as a visual artist and am trained as a teacher in the visual arts. I’ve had some guitar lessons when I was young, but everything after that is self taught.

12. Favorite designer ?

Eames.

13. Favorite book?

Right now: The Idiot by Dostojevski.

14. Favorite classic movie?

Right now: The Rear Window by Hitchcock

15. Favorite music label?

Right now: Aancient Vvars.

16. Your dream collaboration?

Me, Dj Premier, Martin Rev & Moodymann on production, Marshall Allen, Alex Lifeson and Tyondai Braxton playing, Q Tip, Common and Leviathan on vocals.

17. Are you analog or digital?

Both, I use a lot of analog stuff, but also cubase and even phone apps to make music. I don’t care where it comes from, as long as it gets the job done..

18. Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play? !

I play guitar, bass, keyboards and scream.

19. Describe your creative process?

I sit down, fire up the computer or some analog gear and start recreating the sound I hear in my head. I don’t stop until I have it or feel I am as close as possible.

20. When are you the most prolific (creatively)?

When I’m angry. It’s also impossible for me to create the songs for my black metal band Nihill if I’m not in bad place mentally. The US election has spawned a great bunch of new music I’m sure.

 

21. Any favorite record stores ?

My local record shops Antenna and Sounds are great. Virtually I like Clone.nl and Boomkat.com

22. What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)

Life is too short to be significant. History is dictated by the ones left standing.

Nuance is losing to stupidity.

 

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