photo by Signe Pierce
1 – Who are you?
2 – What do you do?
3 – Where do you often create/produce?
I converted a small bedroom in my apartment into a studio that I share with a few friends.
4 – When?
Usually after midnight.
5 – Why do you play music?
It feels great and constructive.
6 – When did you start making music?
When I was around 15 years old I started playing drums in a grunge band.
7 – Which track defines you the most?
8 – How would you describe your own music?
Elf Warfare Fantasy Techno
9 – Any track of the moment?
10 – What influences your work?
Ancient civilizations, contemporary geopolitics, love, art, pain, sex, etc
11 – What’s your academic background?
I have an English Degree.
12 – Favorite designer?
13 – Favorite book?
14 – Favorite classic movie?
15 – Favorite music label?
16 – Your dream collaboration?
Pet Shop Boys
17 – Are you analog or digital?
Strictly digital. A decade ago I used to perform live with a 303 clone, a 909, a juno 106 and a space echo. I thought everyone was gonna hail me as some sort of analog messiah. No one cared at all and I have thus turned over to the dark side.
18 – Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?
Like literally the laziest, most generic ones. Sometimes I will open up a soft synth and use the very first preset without even altering the effects or anything. I still have unresolved trauma from my analog phase and this is my way of lashing out.
19 – Describe your creative process?
For this release, specifically, I had a multitude of riffs that, to me, felt both overdramatic and perhaps “mystical” or something. I started to weave the separate riffs together and overlaid them with sword fights, war speeches, time travel noises, stuff of that nature. I used that as a starting point to develop a fictional narrative in my head and then rearranged and elaborated upon the audio, the narrative, and the imagery (designed by Safwat Riad) until I came up with something that almost makes sense.
20 – When are you the most prolific (creatively)?
Usually when marijuana is present but it’s always a gamble.
21 – Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)
Youtube, Hot 97.
22 – What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)
I suppose it depends on the day.
23 – Do you have a healthy lifestyle?
24 – How do you manage your time effectively?
Right now I feel crushed by the amount of things I need to get done, list’s tend to help me organize what I need to do and how much time I should dedicate to each task.
25 – Any secret skills?
26 – Any future plans?
I would like to release more music and figure out a live routine.
27 – What’s your life motto?
I should figure one out.
28 – Any “mot de la fin”?
Thank you for giving me and so many cool artists a platform!
premiere : Sexxxi Alien