Feature: Rising producer Ryan Hemsworth
Rising producer Ryan Hemsworth kicks off a big year by impressing audiences at SXSW. story & photograph by Alex Vickery As a hip-hop track begins pulsating over the loud speakers, a crowd begins to form a semi-circle around the small, dark stage, drawn to the source of the beats. A lanky, blonde guy eases into his set, his face illuminated by the glow of a laptop. Like a puppeteer, he...
Interview w/ Abelard
Recently I spoke with Aussie Lo-Fi/Glitterwave producer Abelard. Relatively new to the production game, Abelard has managed to carve out a unique niche for himself whilst maintaining his ties with the fast emerging Melbourne Glo-Fi scene. In this interview we talk 70s Japan, writer’s block and Vangelis… [[MORE]] Jack Stone: You’re known for your blissful, sunburst music. With...
Interview w/ Atlas
Recently I spoke with students Luke Fantom and Rem Sutton, the young beat makers behind the Leeds-based UKG/Electro-Pop outfit, Atlas. In this interview they talk King Tubby, Acid House and the Rhodes MK1… [[MORE]] Jack Stone: What similarities do you two share in a musical sense (be it influentially or technically speaking) and in what ways do you differ? Atlas: I think influentially...
Interview w/ VΞRACOM
Veracom is a lo-fi, retro-sampling beat corporation hailing from Dallas, TX. Imagine listening to a Luther Vandross record, heavily Xanax’d, whilst wearing your favourite tie-dye t-shirt (Luther Vandrax’d if you will). In this interview we talk Nintendo, Keith Sweat and mortality. [[MORE]] JS: What is your profession and how did Veracom start? Veracom: Right now I work for a company...
Interview w/ Båshment Løx
Recently I spoke with Båshment Løx, an exciting up-and-coming electronic producer based out of Lincoln, U.K. Combining velvet smooth production with an incredible knack of building a steady, progressive groove into all of his tracks, this guy is definitely one to watch in the future. In this interview the young Lincolnite talks A$AP Rocky, the MUD collective and liquid sex… [[MORE]] JS:...
Interview w/ Heatstroke
Last night I had a chat with the post-apocalyptic-disco-future-funky Knoxville native, Heatstroke. Currently blowing up on soundcloud with an increasing number of face melting tracks to add to his repertoire, it was high time we sat down with the man himself. In this interview he talks future collaborations, Midnight Star and exotic dancers… [[MORE]] JS: Where do you draw your influences...
Interview w/ Teen Daze: "An Optimistic Future"
In anticipation for Vancouver’s future sounds/dreamwave producer Jamison aka Teen Daze’s highly anticipated and first proper full-length LP ‘All of Us, Together’, I had a chat with him about the process of the LP and how all these excitement is being contained. He talks about how he’s been wanting to drop an LP and what to look forward to on the new record whose...
Interviews with People: Twin Trip
Last week I sat down with Alt. Rockers Twin Trip to discuss their self-titled album and how it came to fruition. In this interview they talk Gypsy Jazz, Kickstarter and Governments that support the arts. Check out the full interview including the single ‘Heavy Load’ after the jump. [[MORE]] JS: Which influences do each of you have that the rest of the band doesn’t share and...
Interviews With People: J. Riley Hill
J. Riley Hill’s eclectic sound has been festering for years, as a young solo musician, songwriter and member of Winnipeg local cult band The Fo!ps (and, of course, a plethora of side projects). This year marks a new chapter in the artist’s story as he unveils his first “official” self-titled LP through Canadian imprint Woven Records on June 12, 2012. [[MORE]] We heard that you played all the...
The Danks Talk About Making Their New LP.
Over the weekend, Canadian indie rockers The Danks took some time to answer a few quick questions we had about their new LP ‘Are You Afraid of The Danks’ and touched based on everything from the title to the mixing. The Album is planned for release on May 22nd via Hidden Pony Records (Said The Whale, Imaginary Cities) and is produced by Jeff McMurrich (Fucked Up, Constantines, Owen...