QA : AIR MAX’97

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1. Who are you?

Air Max ‘97

2. What do you do?

I make music and run a label called DECISIONS with my friends Jikuroux and SCAM.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

Surfaces I can place a laptop on.

4. When?

When I get moments to myself.

5. Why do you play music?

Solace.

6. When did you start making music?

The Air Max ’97 project started in 2013.

7. Which track defines you the most?

https://youtu.be/tg00YEETFzg

8. How would you describe your own music?

Distressed but lustrous.

9. Any track of the moment?

https://youtu.be/8GNsiP2kxw0

10.What influences your work?

Really everything.

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

I went to art school a long time ago but am a musical autodidact.

12.Favorite designer?

Whoever designed the Kuroneko Yamato logo

13.Favorite book?

The Left Hand of Darkness. And ‘All The Things’ by Sarah Harrison.

14.Favorite classic movie?

The Matrix.

15.Favorite music label?

DECISIONS 😉

16.Your dream collaboration?

Rihanna, Sia, Bjork, Ariana…? Looking for a wild vocalist.

17. Are you analog or digital?

Organic-inorganic composite

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

Ableton + Massive + plugins.

19. Describe your creative process?

Capture the spark of an idea and try to coax it into a track; aggressively cull the failures.

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

After the input of fresh stimuli and good coffee.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

bandcamp

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

Optimist.

23.Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

Everything in moderation, even excess.

24.How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

Permanent working holiday.

25. Any secret skills?

Not telling!

26. Any future plans?

I’m releasing my debut album on June 1st and spending some months in Europe and/or UK.

27.What’s your life motto?

Listen

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

Share what you’ve got!

 

Listen to #87 / AIR MAX’97

 

The ‘Nacre’ LP lands June 1 on DECISIONS>