QA : PATRICK CONWAY

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Patrick_Conway

 

1. Who are you?

Patrick Conway

2. What do you do?

I’m a trained Greenkeeper, but a part time Cat walker.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

My small little studio in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

4. When?

Every now and then..not enough basically!

5. Why do you play music?

It keeps me sane.

6. When did you start making music? 

Music 2000 on the Playstation would’ve been my first dabble!

7. Which track defines you the most?

The Brothers Grimm – Exodus

(…pure unapologetic sub-heavy ragga rave!)

8. How would you describe your own music?

Deep Rave?

9. Any track of the moment?

Overmono – Catapult [Fatty B Remix] – which was actually a free download!

10.What influences your work?

The constant stream of amazing new music from my peers.

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

I failed at school I guess?! I left with average grades. Quickly got into going out (raving!) I managed to get a job as a Trainee Greenkeeper at a golf course called Hinksey Heights. I practically learnt how to drive there! Well, tractors obviously and in due course I became an expert mower of lawns. You know how on a golf course you can see those definitive lines, like a 2 tone colour of green? Well I know how to do that 😉

12.Favorite designer?

planetluke.com

13.Favorite book?

Kurzweil ‘The Age of Intelligent Machines’

14.Favorite classic movie?

Big Trouble in Little China – Kurt Russell’s finest moment (and there is many!)

15.Favorite music label?

Ah that’s a toughie! So many! Rephlex, Moving Shadow, Reinforced, Warp..

16.Your dream collaboration?

RZA

17. Are you analog or digital?

Bit of both…

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

Ableton (+ Push), Elektron Analog 4, 101, Korg MS20, Adams S5V speakers, Korg Volca’s, few Teenage Engineering modules, Dave Smith Mopho (that could do with turning on at some point!)

19.Describe your creative process?

Sketching ideas in Ableton whilst sat on the sofa, and then usually moving into my studio to polish a (deep rave) turd!

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

When my stomachs full!

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

Idle Hands in Bristol, the old Covert Records in Brighton. Shouts to Chris Farrell, Anwar, Alex Downey & Japhy!

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

Just get and do it!

23.Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

I’d like to think there’s a healthy balance, you got to play too though sometimes, right? I have been practicing Transcendental Meditation for over 4 yrs now so that goes some way towards fixing the head.

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

I’m unsure if I do tbh?! I been deploying this scatter-brain approach for some time now, and rather than fight against it just let it do it’s thing. My brain is constantly going ‘what’s next?’ which can be problematic when you want to sleep!

25. Any secret skills?

I used to be good at Table Tennis!

26. Any future plans?

Getting married next year to a beautiful patient woman, the reception will most likely be at the Golf Course where I cut my teeth as a Greenkeeper.

27.What’s your life motto?

Pass the dutchie whichever side you want to / when the going gets tough, the tough get ??? haha

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

I hope you enjoyed the mix, cos I enjoyed putting it together!

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