Chilled Alaskan DJ

Chilled Alaskan DJ

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Electronic - Electronica | Cape Town, South Africa
Total Song Plays: 8   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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IDM is dead. Discuss.Fuck knows mate. No form of music is dead, everything gets rehashed ,remixed, reused. I think the dead should die. Actually thats a cool band name or album title. It's mine.Official.honestly I didn't know it was dead. I still listen to good IDM.

What are you listening to right now?Tressor records, Dave Tarrida, Great deep techno.Listen Loud. Nine inch nails, was listening to Nine( old CT band) today in the car.Their first EP rocks, a classic.Lotsa reggae, The Cure remixes,Beth Orten,Postal service, Xiu Xiu, a band from Poland called Baxandall , beautiful drum & bass, dub-step.Locally i like MPI project, Lark,Kobus,Goldfish( their live show at Kirstenbosch was inspirational),LP Show. I need to get out more and see some more bands.

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How do you go from being in a punk band to making electronic music. I read that you just kinda stumbled into it?

No, it was definetely a concerted effort, not to make 'electronic music' ,but to make music. It was hard to keep a band together so after reading up about software and the ability to make your own music it was a natural step to move in the computer direction.Funnily enough I am a guitarist and have yet to record a full guitar -orientated album, but that is in the pipeline.The opportunity and potential of using software is unlimited and it just fuels your creativity and freedom to explore, but I would love to play in a band again.

What would you say to other aspiring bedroom musos too afraid to get started?

Our forefathers made music for fun,expression, love,to stir up emotions. We must do the same, do it for yourself and if people like it then even better. Get to know one program like Reason or Ableton Live and once you start putting two sounds together and that starts to sound like a piece of music you realise it's not the hardest thing in the world.I want to teach computer music to kids, minds that are mostly unencumbered by fear .

A lot of people including you like to avoid the question of what genre you’re working in. whats the closest you could get to describing the sort of music you make?
I have decided to call my music "freeform electronica" . It is experimental but has more of a pop, traditional structure . I start 95 % of my tracks on acoustic guitar and then program ,sample etc and the tracks follow their own path altho I think i need to start limiting my experiments and start streamlining the styles of my tracks. Especially album-wise.Get some familiar genre thing going.There are so many sub-genres now that it is probably a good thing to be a bit unclassifiable. I know people struggle to place my music,which is fine by me. at least i sound like myself, I hope.

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