IG88 will be performing at Zippy’s late night in Everett this Friday (1/8)!
1. How are you?
I am as splendid as the first time I bathed in a kiddy pool full of tapioca and orange soda.
2. Is there an electronic scene in Bellingham, Washington? Do you hang out with a group of like-minded artists?
Ha ha, there is no electronic scene in Bellingham. Unless you consider a Top 40 DJ lacing together Madonna and T-Pain by pushing one button in Serato while girls with tramp stamps and too much make up are grinding on bro’s and spilling fruity mixed drinks a music scene.
On the other hand I have met a few like minded artists. I am currently working on a new Hip Hop project with an MC I met here. Doing some acoustic guitar stuff as well. People are more into organic oat bongos and guitars made out of all natural hemp seeds here, using them to play Sublime covers in 2009. The music scene feels quite stagnant if you ask me.
3. The environments you create as IG88 are dazzling, other than music, what are you most inspired by?
My inspiration comes from Sci-Fi, Energy Drinks, Field Recordings, Obscure vinyl samples and rain.
4. Best show you’ve been to so far?
I think the best show I have been to so far would be The Notwist in Seattle. Jel & Odd Nosdam played before them, jamming while clutching 40 oz’s it was amazing. Pretty much any Anticon show.
5. If you could collaborate with any artist, living or dead, who would it be?
If I could collaborate with any artist it would be to go back in time and drop acid with The Beatles so i could make an innovative song that are deep and conceptual, like a song about holding hands or something.. yeah The Beatles are great.
Actually that would be awful.. I would have to say Doseone
6. Any interesting plans for IG88 in 2010?
2010 will be interesting, I have 2 albums coming out. A new electronica/ambient/trip hop release were I am writing most of the tracks with another artist named Ricky Wilson (www.myspace.com/rickywilson) called Corporate Raiders From Dimension X
Also the Hip Hop project with Beige will be released sometime 2010 as well.
Download a free album from IG88 here!