Friday, 28 November 2014

Self Perception

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Self Perception is 20 years old, current studies Digital Arts in Tampa Bay, Florida he has been producing under the Self Perception alias for about 3 years. I had the pleasure to chat with him a little and hear about his new Ep what his inspirations were and also a bit of a story of his life so far. This Ep out now on  Nigh† †errors the official record label of Nightmares and 808s.





Q: Tell us a bit about your life and how you got interested in making music?


I've always been fascinated with music ever since I was little, I was introduced to Pink Floyd at a very young age so my standards for music were set pretty high to begin with. I started messing around in fl studio when I was about 16, didn't really take it seriously though until I was a freshman in college.


I grew up in tampa, I’ve always lived there. Not in the city but on the outskirts of it. My family is very southern with christian values. Growing up it was always kind of hard to express my thoughts without getting backlash for it. I always kinda kept my thoughts to myself and I think over the years it kinda started to take its toll on me. I found myself having a growing hate towards people and I became very narcissistic. I honestly don’t really like people because I see them as being predictable and manipulative creatures who only care about themselves. Growing up with a mentality like this was hard, i have a small group of friends who all think the same way I do, see people for what they really are and whatnot. Being alone has its downsides, I’m constantly paranoid and depressed. I used sports to distract me from my problems in highschool, I was the captain of two teams by senior year. But when high school ended I didn’t really know what to do with myself. Over the summer I went to my friends cabin in milford, pennsylvania. We were there for around two weeks so we had a lot of time to just sit around on his laptop and find new music. We came across XXYYXX's “About You” video. We both became obsessed with it. I knew from that time on I wanted to make music. Within 30 minutes i had taken my friends laptop and was researching ways to make music. I remembered my earlier days with FL studio and decided it was time I get back to work on making music. For the first year and a half or so i experimented with chillwave and tried to recreate artists such as Mathbonus and Blackedout... was unsuccessful in my attempts. It served as a learning experience, as it taught me how to use a DAW, how to mix, you know the basic in's and out's of music production. I eventually decided to start moving towards another genre. Then I heard Lost by Crim3s and it brought me to tears. I literally cried because it felt like all the things that were wrong in my life were being felt by another person. I no longer felt totally alone. I have a lot of depression issues and music helps me deal with them to some degree.






You’re about to release a new Ep on how long has this been in the works and what were some of the things that influenced you in your work?


Well the ep has 5 songs, each representing my various struggles with depression. From start to finish the ep has taken probably 4 or 5 months to create. That doesn't include conceptual processes and early compositions. The ep represents my struggle with faith, not with religion, but with the faith that tomorrow will be a better day. I see the world as a shitty place and I think that can be heard in my music. The overall mood of the ep i would say is this constant mood of negativity. sort of like the world is bearing down on you and as the ep progresses on it just keeps getting heavier and heavier. You hope that it lightens up but it never does. So by the end of the album you're just kinda stuck in this mood of depression. I certainly don't want the listener to be depressed by any means, but instead to understand and realize that depression is a scary thing. I guess that's why I make witch house, its a scary and serious sound that is good for conveying my story. I think the beauty of the genre is being able to evoke emotion in the listener without needing lyrics. The sounds themselves tell a story, whether it be the dark and doomy saw bass or the ear piercing feedback type synths that remind you that life is a very uncomfortable occurrence. Sadness is a very complex emotion with many facets to understand, and No Signs. Lost Faith. is kinda me laying the foundation so i can explore these emotions without having to talk to somebody. I guess what I'm trying to say is that witch house is the therapist I never had.

Listen to Some of his work here:







What have you been some of your fav artist you've been listening to lately?



A lot of crim3s Deff my fav wh artist and hardcore lol.  Other artists Childish gambino, sparklehorse, earl sweatshirt, salem, white ring, impending doom, king conquer and Jason effing mraz..


Check here to get your copy of the Ep: https://nightterrorsmusiclabel.bandcamp.com/

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

ßęđŧīmĕ Šŧōŗĩėş










He's a 22 year old electronic music producer from Paris, France. He wants to remain anonymous, but I had a chance to have a chat with him. He has been lingering in the darkness and creating his sounds for the past 7 years, and this project was conceived  in august 2013, and presented for the first time in June 2014, and since then currently has two albums released on Equilateral Records also working on his third release..



 "Inspirations for music are obviously witch house music, and classical music as well, I was looking for a way to mix these two things together on my sounds, and yes, the lead vocals are performed by me. Inspirations for art is pop culture, occult, and regular art, and everything that can be turned into something moist and weird.  Bedtime Stories was at the beginning meant to be a vaporwave project, but when I realized I was more into dark manipulation of samples, I decided in the same way to use vaporwave code as editing movies or anime... but in my vision, starring horror movies, creepy sf and odd internet stuff, I do not pretend with this project to be anti system or something, just to manipulate what the system gives me to fit better with my disturbed mind


Here is a some of his photo art works and keep your ears open when we have ßęđŧīmĕ Šŧōŗĩėş make us an exclusive mix for our live broadcast!











Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bdtmstrs
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bedtimestoriesmusic
1st album: https://equilateral-records.bandcamp.com/album/eqcl72-m-p
2nd album: https://equilateral-records.bandcamp.com/album/eqcl93

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Charlie Sheena - Death Or Fashion


I'm honored to introduce to you to artist Charlie Sheena, Bronx NY, Born & Raised. She is a LGBT rap artist who has a very elevated sense of fashion and east coast hip hop and creates what she likes to call "Avant-Garde Hip Hop".  

"I grew up with a lot of different influences I was born into a Jamaican household where my mother listen to all kind of contemporary music and dance hall. My grandfather listened to jazz and my great grandmother who raised me for the most part listened reggae the Lawrence Welk Show and folk and I watched britcoms. I grew up in the bx Florida and queens it was a smorgasbord of culture and fashion my mom was assistant buyer for a lot of top stores on Fifth Avenue in the 70s and avid studio 54 attendee. The growing up in the bx post crack era really shaped the culture I was around. It all made me into like a warrior kid that knows how to get to the paper while looking fresh as a motherfucker. .. I could be homeless tomorrow and know how to cope. .. but I'm really ready to get to the ultra goodlife you know I want to be shiny"





This track Ode To Edgar is inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe someone who she idolizes, the lyrics are stylize after the writings of Edgar and the video was filmed by Designs By Nome in his cottage which is located in the Bronx, just a few miles from where she lives. This is her first video from the album Death Or Fashion and there will also be two more also produced by Nome, Fucking Star and Nancy Botwin that we can look forward to seeing soon!


                 Charlie Sheena - Ode To Edgar





Her debut album is titled Death or Fashion it has a dark aesthetic. She say's that the influence for the title of the album come from her life experiences of dealing with death or fashion and her rebirth to become the person she was truly meant to be. She draws a lot of influence from her family life and having to cope with the death of her mother who passed away on her birthday and her sister who was in a tragic accident caused by a stress induced trance where she almost died.




  "I'm dealing with death or fashion a choice in whether or not to accept death lay down or to put my look on and survive"









Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Members: Chris Lacroix, Christel “Siobahn Seven” Carbalo 
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Q: Is there a story behind the name of your project? Why did you choose it?


Chris - Well there’s an interesting story to that actually. The project actually came about by total accident. One day I was sitting down writing some dark ambient stuff, I posted it online to show some friends. A friend of mine Alex (BlakOpz) jokingly said “Make it Witch House”. I took the challenge and I did. At this point I had just started getting into Witch House, I had not written any ever. So I took a shot at it. The first track written was Invocation off of Nocturnes Opaque. That kick-started the whole thing. From there I wrote the rest of the album in 2 months and hired on singer Suzie Hess (Ɏ.T). Songs were pretty much written but we had no band name. We tossed ideas around for a week or so. Apollyon’s Visage translated means “The Destroyers Face”. Since the idea behind the music was to destroy sounds it suited it very well. Even the symbols have specific meanings as well. But those secrets will be unleashed soon enough ;).


Q: If your music was the soundtrack to someones dream what would they be dreaming about?

Chris - Well, funny you ask. Since most of what I write is actually based on sounds, feelings and sights seen during my night terrors and sleep paralysis. In other words the music is based on horrible nightmares where the scariest, darkest things your mind can imagine are trying to kill you.

Christel - I would definitely say possession and torment, but in that subtle sense, not the full-blown sort of things you see in movies. Definitely a more ethereal image of these things, all hazy and unclear.

 Q: Can you tell us what some of the things that have influenced or inspired you most?

Chris - For me it’s always changing, I write a lot of different styles. But for AV I would have to say the biggest ones are visual art. I really like photography and art that dives into the occult world of things. Same with occult texts as well, it’s something I have been into as a child. I’m also an avid gamer as well and I love horror survival kinds of games. That helpless feeling you have going down a dark hallway with unknown things present is a feeling you can’t get in this world. I love to create that feeling with sound.
 

 Christel - I would say the inspiration/influence for me is definitely some hellish crossbreed between the nightmares that I have and the struggle with mental illness. In fact, one of the tracks on the most recent album is inspired by some of the strange things I experience as I start to drift to sleep at night.

 



















Q: The saying goes a picture says a thousand words what are some images that come to mind if you had to use pictures to describe your music to someone?

Chris - Decades old cold case investigation photos, grainy pictures of unknown objects. Things that invoke fear, uneasiness or stress. Describing this with an image is hard as it deals with a lot of the unknowns of the mind. If i had to try, it would be a person screaming, but they have no eyes or mouth.


Christel - A person running into fog-filled woods, someone alone against a vast landscape (ie alone in a desert, or on a cliff overhanging a crashing ocean), somebody waking from a nightmare breathless and frantic.







You can find more of their work by following these links:

Soundcloud, Facebook. Bandcamp

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Monday, 16 June 2014

3 Teeth



Undoubtedly, 3Teeth has squashed any notion that the notoriously heavy and angry industrial sound was going to go wimpering off into the musical neverland. The band's self-titled debut album has hit the soundscapes like a ton of bricks. Heavy beats, angry vocals and venomous lyrics all intertwine into a perfect mesh of sounds that reshape the definition of industrial music today.

Almost one year after hearing 3 Teeth for the first time we knew they were something special with the debut of the project and the release of their tracks "Pearls to Swine" and "Master Of Decay" and then "Nil" it left me with a feeling that not much else that was happening at that time unfortunately could compare to what I had just heard. It was like a waiting game for something really massive that was about to happen and had been quietly festering in the underbelly of a pretty much completely underground music scene. Well I guess 3 Teeth has been able to make a large part of that dream a reality. Their album made it to the top electronic releases on both Bandcamp and iTunes and also scoring a deal with HMV record stores to distribute their album. To say that this so far has been one of the biggest and most important releases of 2014 is actually an understatement because it actually the beginning of a musical revolution.

Monday, 9 June 2014

OKKVLT KɅTT




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Okay let's start the interview by asking you what direction you see this project going in?


As a producer, I’m still relatively new, so I’m still learning new skills and techniques and finding out what I can get out stylistically. As my skills have progressed, I’m finding it easier to put my ideas into the actual creation, get what’s in my head out there. I’m still a long way off being pro though.


When did you start making your own music and what influenced you the most to create electronic music?


I started making my own music really young, I got my first keyboard when i was about 5 or 6, but only really started taking writing music seriously when I learned to play guitar. The Electroclash scene was my introduction to electronic music, stuff like Adult., Fischerspooner and really early LCD Soundsystem, but it was when I got into Goldfrapp and discovered Depeche Mode that I really started thinking, hey I wanna do something like this. Then, later I got into goth, which lead to industrial and eventually witch house. Man, I got some demos that no ones ever gonna hear haha.
What was the first official track you released for this project? And how do you feel you have grown as an artist since then?


‘Eulogy’ was the first track I felt happy enough with to share with the public. I played around with some other ideas before then, but didn’t know how to get the sounds to work. I think I’m growing steadily. Last year I lost a lot of focus, so that’s something I’m only now getting back, it’s nice to be in the same frame of mind as when I made the ‘MMXII/End Of The World’ album. I was very focused and really enjoying making the music and I think that came across, even though it’s a very dark album. So it’s nice to feel that enjoyment making music again. That, for me, is the most important thing.


Are there any styles of music or artists that you strongly dislike or vibes that you just don’t enjoy?


I’ve never been big on really heavy stuff or fast paced music, like the extreme end of metal or whatever, though I do dig some of it, but more the melancholy side like My Dying Bride or Type O Negative, I used to love them. Basically, I’m not into things that are too aggressive. I like chilled stuff, but with a deep darkness to it.


You did have a moment there when you wanted to create a whole new identity for your work but then you seemed to have a change of mind about it. What made you not want to just stick with your original alias??


Like I say, last year I lost a lot of focus. I really didn’t know what I wanted from the music and I ended up very depressed. Mostly due to outside influence in my personal life. Sometimes that can be a good catalyst for creativity, but it just seemed to stifle my growth. In hindsight, I should have taken a year off, but I’m glad people still liked what I did put out. A very important aspect for me, is to constantly push yourself and just see how far you can take it. But, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need more than one project for all my ideas, I don’t want Okkvlt Katt to come across as having an identity crisis.


How do you feel the scene has changed over the past couple years and what do you think is having the most influence on the direction it is taking?


I personally think it’s much more focused now. You’re always gonna get sound a likes and stuff, that’s just the way it goes. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing, it shows respect and inspiration from the more established artists around, while newer artists are finding their own vibe. The Russian scene is extremely influential to me, they seemed to have just ‘got’ what it’s about and harnessed it, given it structure and added extra life to the sound and overall image. I really like the Russian scene right now.


What inspires you in your work the most, things like other music, visual art and writing or do you get it mostly from your own personal experiences?


Bit of all of that really. Mostly emotions, but imagery definitely plays a part. I like drawing from otherworldly vibes, like meditation music sometimes, but also bands like Cocteau Twins, who I’ve loved for years. As far as a technical approach goes,  I usually draw from other producers in the way that I wanna know how they got that kick or that synth to sound like that and try to emulate it, but with my own vibe added. So, as far as being influenced by other producers, yeeh to a point, but it’s mostly drawing from my surroundings.


You are inspired by an other worldly vibes do you mean in a spiritual sense?


I’ve always had an interest in Paganism, Native American philosophy and I studied Buddhism when I was younger. Even though I wouldn’t say I’m particularly religious at all. I’ve meditated since around the age of 12 or 13, so I think it’s had a strong influence on the way I view things.


What is your current location and how much does it have influence on your work??


Right now, I’m living on the outskirts of London, UK, in the quiet ‘burbs of Hertfordshire. Now that I’m focused on what I want from Okkvlt Katt, I’m thinking much more about how my town influences me. It’s pretty much a typical modern UK suburb where there’s nothing for young people to do and businesses are struggling, pretty apocalyptic stuff, very dark vibes. So it definitely has an influence on the mood I try to create.


What have been some high points for you in the past while and things that have made you feel inspired and appreciated for the work you do?


It’s always good when you get feedback, either positive or negative, although I don’t view it as negative, more constructive criticism. It’s fascinating to see how others view what you do and how they relate. Also when people who listen to your music do something like make a video for a track, like what happened with ‘Life After Life’ recently. They don’t have to do that and I never asked them to, so it’s really heartwarming that your music has that affect. Maybe I’m thinking too much on it, I don’t know, but I appreciate it. One of the main high points is all the people I’ve met in the witch house scene. Everyone is so supportive, I really haven’t met anyone who has a negative impact at all.


Are there any other artists or people who have supported your work along the way that you would like to give a shout-out to?


Definitely, ViatataiV has been amazing over the past two years. I’m still pretty new to the whole producing thing, so I’m still learning and he’s taught me so much and constantly helps. I love that guy haha. Toby Borrow and Ryan Knowles of Witchmasterz Audio, Jake from Sidewalks And Skeletons too, he’s just a cool dude, but everyone knows that. More recently I’ve become good friends with Denzi Suarez from Tenebrae and Jared Cormie who runs the Nightmares And 808’s YouTube channel, they’re like brothers to me now. Also, Chris Lacroix from Apollyons Visage and Niko from Corvus Cornix, BlvrDeBlvrp and Insidious Ghost have been massive for me too, so big love to all of them. Man, they’re just too many, I don’t wanna leave anyone out, but this will end up reading like an acceptance speech haha. But, I think most importantly, I wanna say a big thanks to everyone who has listened to my music and followed me, it really means alot that they dig what I do and I’m forever grateful.


Tell us a bit about what you have been working on in the past while with SPH3R3S and about your newest release Spirit Box II?

I’m still growing and trying new techniques, so I have no idea where I’ll be in a year for example, but for now, I’m just focused on enjoying making music and we’ll see where it leads. Sph3r3s will represent my more chilled, ethereal way of producing and I’ll play with live vocals. I love listening to music like Clannad, Sigur Ros and Bjork, so they are a big influence on where the Sph3r3s sound is right now. Okkvlt Katt will stay more or less how it always has been, just growing in quality I hope. Spirit Box II is a special album for me, even though there was still an element of not being fully focused on it. I see it as a marker, end of Chapter 1. I’m excited to see how it goes from here.




Okkvlt kAtt
† mike fleming // LDN †


Links:
https://soundcloud.com/okkvltkatt // http://okkvltkatt.bandcamp.com // https://twitter.com/OkkvltKatt

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

(o)†hers:.:Ritualistic Submission mix








Q: Can you give us an introduction to yourself and your project?


A: I'm Ron D'Andrea, the creator of Glorey Whole Entertainment, and the artist behind (o)†hers, W! Re, and HapPyNesS. I started two years ago DJing as Click Dark. I donate all my income from music to Saving Furry Friends Animal Rescue.


Q: That's so awesome! Can you tell me more about this. How much money have you been able to raise by selling your work?


A: Well, support has been hit or miss. Cash wise, I have not made nearly what I expected to at this point. I put together a compilation album in early 2013. It consisted of some heavy hitters in the Electronic Noise scene, like Dino Felipe, and Front Sonore. That album so far, has brought in just over $700 for the Rescue, on top of an additional $500 donated by an artist that also donated a great song on the album.  Animal Rescue is and has been my biggest passion in life. I am just happy that making music, can help out the cause, and introduce new people to rescue.
Q: It’s great that you’re introducing people to this cause. It’s pretty important to raise awareness. Well hopefully by spreading the word more people who do care can get in touch with the cause. I have so much respect for what you have been doing.


A: It is nice.. The word gets spread. Photos of the dogs in need are seen by a lot more people. But It takes money to actually save the animals. Prayers and 'likes' don't feed and provide them with homes.


Q: How much money does it take to save 1 animal, and how is the money usually spent?


A: On average we would need $110-155 to save one dog from a kill shelter. That is in addition to needing a foster home. Also the totals can rise extremely high, depending on the health of the animal. One dog could turn into many thousands of dollars. Much more exact information can be found on the website SavingFurryFriends.com . or by contacting Carolyne Watembach on the facebook page of Saving Furry Friends

Q: Do you have plans to do anymore projects like the compilation you released in the near future?


A: I have nothing planned at this time, as far as compilations go. I do have two collaborative projects (albums) in the works with other artists. I also will be releasing a few albums on my record label of other acts. In which, all the proceeds will go to the animal rescue.


Q: Can you tell me a bit more about collaborations who are you working with. And also about the albums that you will be releasing on your label?


A: I am currently working on music for Richard Crowe. For those, interested in  the adult film world, may know of him from his S&M hardcore films. I also am working with Stan Hansen of Discipline4Boys on a few collaborative tracks. My most recent work, was a remix for Neil Morrison of (a is to b) and "andtheywilldeceiveus" from the Dreamdark label. My label, Glorey Whole Entertainment will be releasing albums this year from ACIDTRASH, Discipline4Boys, Drain Cleaner, and a few surprises.


Q: How this all start for you, who have been your biggest supporters and what were some your inspirations?


A: I started making remixes back in 2007. It was just a real fun thing, i thought only I would ever hear. Then a few friends I had made from Myspace talked me into really creating music. I thank Jimi (Gird_09), and Anthony ( The Implicit Order) with giving me the confidence to create. All of my work in the beginning was created by using small pieces of other artists songs and mashing them into a complete new track. That is where I came up with the moniker " (o)†hers ".  Thanks to early interest from Black Lodge Records, I had my first album release, titled "Needs" : http://0thers.bandcamp.com/album/needs





I also have released albums on Workerbee Records, and Sirona Records , along with being on many compilations for various labels. My music is heavily influenced by Some More Crime and Swamp Terrorists, two early EBM/ sample driven artists. I also credit again, The Implicit Order, my favorite artist, for helping me create tape music, usage of off-beat movie samples, and wonderful droned out orchestral pieces. My favorite style of music is Witch House, and I hope to continue to grow and create more music along that genre, with a few unique twists thrown in..









Wednesday, 7 May 2014

SIGNS:.:Exclusive Mix + Interview

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Q: How did did this all start for you?


if we are talking about the very beginning, i began playing saxophone in the second grade and picked up drums in the sixth grade. my brother taught me a bit of bass guitar, i started teaching myself guitar, and eventually started teaching myself every instrument i could get my hands on. i played in a bunch of bands in oklahoma growing up, and released some music with a band called idols after moving to texas.


signs started on january 1st, 2008 in austin, tx. at the time it was a multi-instrumental weirdo art-folk thing. very different from what i’m involved with now. the ideas were fantastical and grandiose and it was a wonderful outlet for me at the time -- very appropriate for someone who didn’t know what they wanted to sound like but knew that they had a lot of ideas. after a certain point i grew extremely frustrated with the project, and around the same time that was happening, idols was starting to take more and more shape, and so signs just kind of got put on the backburner for a while. after idols had disbanded, signs was reborn as an electronic project.


Q: So since then what have been some of the high or low points for you? Like awesome shows you’ve played, people you’ve met along the way.. You must have some cool stories.


low points: there was a period of time during which signs was totally inactive. there was a period of time where i was homeless. there was a period that only ended a few months ago where i felt like i’d reached a brick wall and like all of my ideas were just rearrangements of ideas i’d already had.


i’ve also had some wonderful times -- i’ve played showcases at several editions of south by southwest, i’ve encountered, befriended, and played shows with LOTS of incredible artists, and the last month alone accounts for 16% of ALL my listens on soundcloud.


I sold Ariel Pink some weed a few years ago. I have shared stages with XXYYXX, The Hi-Yahs, Ritualz // Light Asylum  TEEEL, MADDEN, Bestial Mouths, Strange Powers, Mr.Kitty, FUNERALS, and in a few weeks I’ll be opening for Spazzkid. I also once played a show with a friend during SXSW that Sean Lennon came to and seemed to enjoy thoroughly.


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Q: There must be a bit of a story behind the name of your project “signs”.  What inspired you to choose it?


when i started making solo music, i was geeking out about semiotics. I guess the short version of this explanation is that all names are signs -- symbols, or things that point to an idea or thing. so why just point to one thing when I could point to them all, or whichever ones I want to at a given moment?


i’m also of the belief that images and symbols are among the most powerful things in the world (if not the most powerful themselves). i’ve always kind of believed that it’s a good rule of thumb when naming a great music project that if you can’t add “rule(s) the world” to the end of it, it’s not good enough.


Q: It’s interesting how some symbols can be seen to projected total control of everything. It’s also very important in consumer culture like status symbols when people aspire to be walking advertisements. There really are some powerful symbols out there. What is in your opinion are some of the most powerful?



It’s hard to pick one. I’m of the belief that a multiplicity of powers are active at any given time. Ones that come to mind readily include the cross, triangles, the sun and moon.


Symbols of status, as you mention, are very frequently occurring, but I think their power may be overstated. I feel like people are wising up to the fact that a lot of folks who flash status symbols are desperately pump-faking while real ballers don’t necessarily have to be as in your face to impress you.


I think it’s important to remember when thinking about things like the eye of providence that, more often than not, the perception of power is enough to create power. As such, the projection of total control shouldn’t necessarily be equated with total control.


Q: I personally feel like there is a lot of negativity in the world what is something positive you have experienced lately?


I’m happier and healthier than I’ve ever been. I’ve recently experienced the power of true love. And as far as music is concerned, the last several months have been the most productive in my career and have seen the greatest growth, both in terms of sound and following.


Also, I would recommend that anyone seeking something to disrupt negativity in their life should get a puppy. (for real)


Q: What is the most amazing or beautiful thing you can think of?


mathematics is pretty amazing, and in a sense beautiful. it’s sort of wonderful that something as apparently chaotic as the movement of smoke can be precisely calculated and replicated by reference to formulae and algorithms. and, as boards of canada taught us, music is math; for example, notes in a given key or mode or scale are reliably determined by simple mathematical operations (which is only scratching the surface of the deep relationship between music, or sound more generally, and math).


Q: If you could be anywhere on earth where would you love to be right now?


is it so much to want to own an island? I want to be on an island that I own.


Q: What if anything scares you?


tons of things. I’d say some of the biggest ones are failure, isolation, rejection, and the possibility hurting the people I love. I’m also scared of people having sinister intentions and it not being apparent.


Q: What do you value the most in life?


freedom, honesty, exploration, color, sound, bravery, overcoming, unity.


Q: Who have been some of your biggest supporters with this project and who are some artist that you like supporting?


Big supporters of mine for whom I have nothing but love have been Nattymari, MADDEN, FUNERALS, AAIMON, Textbeak, TOMBZ, spf50, Pe† Ceme†ery,, Bestial Mouths, We Have The Technology, Blam Lord, and the folks at Aural Sects and Post-Religion

I also have to give some love to my locals, Hot Britches!, Baked Blake, Scorpio, City of Hungry Ghosts, Knifight, and Flavor Raid. My best friend Kyle has also been nothing but a force of positivity for me since day one, and he’s not only helped more than he knows in the progression of signs, but our collaborative project Glampirez is pretty awesome too.


Q: Tell us about your latest album...


The tracklist of “HOW SWEET OF YOU” if read in order is a love note


--EY, SLOW DOWN, LEMME BREEAATHE, ILUVYOU, INEEDYOU, IBELIEVEINYOU, ANDIDONTWANNALETGO, IFUWANNALUVME, COME TO ME, STAR, LOSE CONTROL


It was written for/to someone I love with all of my heart.


The sweetness theme is also intended to be reflected somewhat in the sound; there is definitely still some of the darkness from my previous records, but it’s certainly less brooding and angry.


I’m putting the finishing touches on a new EP. One of the tracks from it appears on this mix (and another unreleased track that I may not release outside of this mix). You can expect it to drop by July, as a joint release between Aural Sects and #neversleep.


The new Glampirez EP will also be available very soon via Aural Sects.


Wow well such an honor to debut a couple of tracks on this mix! And thank you for agreeing to do this interview and thee amazing dj mix exclusively for us!!




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Discography:


*forthcoming Glampirez EP via Aural Sects, expect it in late May
*forthcoming EP in July, undergoing finishing touches
*my first album “HOW SWEET OF YOU” came out w/ aural sects in nov 2013
*EY/STAR single came out w/ aural sects a few weeks before that and has some remixes
*banana clip EP aural sects aug 4 2012 via aural sects
*NEVER EVER EP june 26 2012 via post-religion


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