This song brings me right back to the first time I saw BSB, at the Vera Project (5.2.10/look back to May for the blog post with videos) with Weekend and New York’s Javelin. Perfectly fits my mood, I was feeling a bit bad, now..I think I’m alright
INTERVIEW FOR DD.
1. How were you introduced to electronic music?
I grew up on punk music from an early age, and then listened mostly to indie rock in high school and college. After awhile I got pretty fed up with it and my friends started turning me onto house and techno – a lot of German minimal stuff, a lot of French house too. It totally changed my outlook on music and the possibilities of new sounds and styles.
2. How has your music creation process developed over time?
It’s developed quite a bit. I began playing guitar at the age of 10 and stuck with that almost exclusively. Around college, I got pretty burnt out on it and started moving into electronic production. What I think really excited me about electronic music was the ability to craft an entire song and all its constituent parts. It felt really liberating not to be held back by only playing one instrument.
3. Currently, who are some of your favorite artists?
I’ve been enjoying a lot of the sounds coming out of London these days, especially the younger producers. It’s kind of amazing that people like James Blake, Joy Orbison, Mount Kimbie, Floating Points, etc. are all in their early 20’s and making incredibly original, accomplished music. Also, a lot of Flying Lotus of course.
4. What is the electronic scene like in your part of Seattle?
It’s gotten a lot better. When I started Big Spider’s Back, I felt pretty isolated from the rest of the artists in Seattle. People I knew were playing more traditional indie type music. But there’s been a lot more bands and artists lately I see eye to eye with. A lot of musicians now seem more willing to take risks and try out different forms of electronic music, whether that’s ambient or more dance-oriented styles. It’s definitely a nice change.
5. What’s in the works for Big Spider’s Back in 2010?
I have some remixes I’m working on. Also, a collaborative EP between me and USF, Secret Colors and Alaskas – all Seattle artists. Plus, a local compilation I’ll be contributing to and eventually an LP I’ll be releasing hopefully either at the end of this year or in early 2011.
DJ Phantom ( J J ?)