Archives for the month of: March, 2010

I’m diggin all these phantom-y references 🙂

It’s nice to mix things up. This time i’m highlighting the Ghost Clothing company-putting out some krazy kool designs for all ya’ll to sport.
Interview.

1. First off, I think it’s kool that I found you, the whole phantom/ghost thing is so fitting! What made you come up with the idea of starting a clothing company?

I’m studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, and I’m very like creating graphics. T-shirts and their designs have always been my passion, so I wanted to take it seriously. Together with my friend, who supported me and helps me all the time, we created the Ghost Clothing. For us, passion is the main purpose.

2. Where are you from?

I’m from Poland.


3. Who are some of your favorite artists?

Difficult to answer this question, because I appreciate many artists. Musicians and painters. The world is full of great and eminent creators, but I think that a lot of people kept excellent works at home, so we can’t see their talent.

4. Any big plans for Ghost Clothing in 2010?

We’re planning to further develop Ghost Clothing, we know that we still have a lot of things to change, f. e. enlarge our assortment, improve ordering system and refine our site. I hope that we’ll do that. I’m relying on other people, because there’s nothing more delightful than making fun of other people, through the graphics you’ve created.

http://www.myspace.com/ghostclothingeu

Keep it fresh,

DJ Phantom

Local Seattle-based artist!

Interview.

1. How long have the two of you been making music as American Werewolf?

We started “officially” making music as a a duo about a year an a half under the guise “Phantom Power.” We later changed our name to American Werewolf for no good reason.

2. You are a part of Simplify Records, tell us about this label..

Simplify Recordings is a local (Seattle) label founded by Aaron Simpson. Simplify is a multi-genre label focusing on everything from Drum and Bass to Electro. It has been a pleasure working with simplify, and we hope to do more work with them in the future.

3. How were you first introduced to electronic music?

For me (Kevin) i was into music like Depeche Mode, and Nine inch nails early on, and have always liked the electronic element provided by groups like that. I went to my first rave in 1999, and fell in love with what was going on there. I started Dj’ing in late 2000, and it slowly developed into what we are doing now. It was a natural progression.

4. Is there a central theme or certain ideas you are going for with American Werewolf?

I think our central theme is to make music that we like. We are definitely a product of our influences, but ultimately it’s just fun to do and we love synthesizers.

5. What are some of your plans for 2010?

You can expect some genre-bending from American Werewolf in 2010… Nothing is out of the question. We are also starting a series of events dedicated to live electronic acts, and the first one will be held at Space in Seattle on May 28th… find us on Facebook/Myspace/Nwtekno for more info (shameless plug)

DJ Phantom

Just got back from the Seattle screening of ODDSAC, the visual album pioneered by the very nifty Animal Collective and directed by Danny Perez.

In ten years Animal Collective has developed into quite the group. I’m just now appreciating their music, and a friend of mine, Cael, has helped to solidify my interest.

There latest project is a whopping 4 years in the making! The dark psychedelic journey through ODDSAC was really something, mixed reactions from the crowd-but I think that’s when it’s really interesting and pushes your ideas of what a film should be.


Keep an eye out for the DVD release!

www.myspace.com/animalcollective

DJ Phantom

KTUB 4/2 Preview Mixtape! by DJ Phantom

This is the second in a hopefully long line of mixtapes I plan to put out, previewing shows i’ve got coming up..showcasing one song from each artist playing this Friday 4/2 @ KTUB.


Tracklist

Johnny Wonderbread, Brain Ripper (DJ Phantom Add-ons)
Johnny Wonderbread, Brain Ripper
Team Chaos, The Matrix Dub Mix (DJ Phantom Add-ons)
Team Chaos, The Matrix Dub Mix
IG88, Music For Marshmallows (DJ Phantom Add-ons)
IG88, Music For Marshmallows
Spamtron, Martian (DJ Phantom Add-ons)
Spamtron, Martian

RSVP to the event here

See yah soon,
DJ Phantom


Delighted to announce a new workshop coming to the Old Redmond Firehouse-Ableton Live!

Some special surprise guests will be joining me throughout the weeks of this class, sharing with you how Ableton shapes their musical endeavors.

Ableton Live – for Beginners Specify class # 30819

DJ’s and music enthusiasts! For producing your own music and improvising live, Ableton is a top of line producing, sequencing and mixing program. This program is arguable the most versatile program used for artistic expression both creatively and professionally. Ableton Live is one of the most popular tools for DJ’s and producers all over the world, while still being accessible to those just starting out. Although being familiar with audio based programs is helpful, no experience is necessary. Instructor: DJ Phantom (SIGN UP QUICK BEFORE THE CLASS FILLS UP!)

Artists using Ableton today: Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Diplo, El-P, Hot Chip, Daft Punk, Pete Tong, KJ Sawka, M83 ++++


Ages: 13-19 Times: 6-8PM

Fee: $20R // $25 NR Mondays: (Moving to Tuesdays) April 6 – April 20

2min / 6max

Interested? Make sure you register! call 425.556-2300


See yah soon,
DJ Phantom