The Eastern Electrics New Years Eve London is the first time that you, Jamie Jones and Damian Lazarus will appear on the same bill in the UK. What can we expect from you for this special night? That all your resolutions will come true, and you will be touched by the hand of God through your ear door, to slowly caress your mind brain.
What’s been the secret to your (quite meteroic) success this year?
K.I.S.S = keep it simple stupid. I think honesty, quality and a generally good attitude about life is always what you need.
Do you think you and Jamie Jones fulfilled a zeitgeist for 2010? Well I got a tattoo with the illuminati symbol, and black is very much back.
Those who have attempted to define your particular moody sound have thrown the title ‘Ket house’ around. Do you think this is a fair definition? If not how would you describe your style? I don’t think that anyone has said that about my music personally. I’ve heard it described ‘romantic dream spaces’, or ‘post industrial freshstep’, even dare I say it ‘nu-prog’, but never ‘ket house’.
You are now residing in Berlin, the central creative hub for electronic music production this past decade. With more and more artists, musicians and writers moving there do you think there could be an oversaturation or possible imploding of the scene?
I THINK IT’S OBVIOUS!!!
Which artist/DJ/producer is influencing you most right now?
The three producers that I’m really excited about at the moment are firstly Footprintz, a genre-defying new band that we discovered in Montreal, who are putting out the second release on our new Visionquest label. Then there’s Benoit & Sergio, good friends of ours who live in Berlin and are making amazing house and techno with some really cool vocals. They are just about to put out the first release on Visionquest which should be in shops at the end of January. Finally there is ‘Tale Of Us’ which is a new project from Italian producers Karm and Matteo (Milleri).
Describe your first techno experience?
In the back of my parents car.
What’s your most cherished piece of studio equipment?
What’s your favourite place to eat in Berlin?
‘The Bird’, an American steakhouse in Prenzlauer Berg.
And the 3 questions we’re asking everyone playing on NYE:
What got you into dance music?
My parents and their great taste for life.
What record never leaves your box?
At least one ‘MK’ dub.
Who or what is your greatest musical inspiration?
Finally, what do you listen to when relaxing at home?
I’m really into this band ‘Washed Out’ right now, I loved ‘Wild Nothing’ all year, and lately a lot of ‘Chris and Cosey’.
Interview by Katie Gibbons for EE with a soupcon of Wil
EE NYE HAPPENS @
61 St Thomas St,
Friday 31st December 2010 – NYE baby!
9pm till 7am London SE1
Tickets for NYE
Last tickets anywhere in person from:
The Star of Bethnal Green
359 Bethnal Green Road
51 Poland Street