Courtesy of Car Crash Set label head, III Cosby
DD: I first started seeing your name on flyers for Night Slugs and Ramadanman, that’s super dope!
C: Thank you! Yes, 2011 has been a great year for me personally so far. It’s been very exciting to take my DJing to a higher level and higher profile locally.
DD: Finding you guys is perfect timing for me, I’m really attaching myself to a lot of these future bass artists. How did Car Crash Set get turned onto this kind of sound? Has this always been a primary focus for the label?
C: Bass has always been a primary focus for the label, but beyond good low end, there has never been a precise direction for the label. I didn’t start out thinking I only wanted one particular sound, I really wanted to leave it open to any direction without limitations.
DD: Ill Cosby, you’ve recently moved to Seattle yah? I forget from where, how’s the Seattle scene compared to your past location?
C: I’ve been in Seattle for 3 1/2 years now and it’s been really great. I would say that a big difference in the scene here as opposed to the East Coast is there is a thriving outlet for experimental music, people are willing to try new things. KEXP and Decibel Festival are two wonderful institutions that constantly push music forward and that makes Seattle very unique. I think this molds the people here to be more open to new forms of music.
DD: For the rest of 2011 what’s in the works for Car Crash Set?
C: In May, we had a compilation called “No Northwest” that documents music coming from the Northwest. There is music from 214, Cedaa, qp, and myself on the compilation and it turned out really well – I think a lot of people will be surprised by the sound of the music coming out of our area. I’m already in the early stages of putting together the next chapter of “No Northwest”, which will feature a more diverse cast of Pacific Northwest based producers.
This coming summer and fall, we have some really exciting music from Kid Smpl (also based in Seattle), Buck UK, Acroplex, Planet Soap, Arctic, Josif, Price, Rush’d, By Proxy, Gremino, and others. I’ve been getting a lot of the masters in recently and I can tell you that it’s some of the best music we’ve released to date – it is very, very exciting stuff!
Our soundcloud has the most up to date tracks from our label, including 8 tracks from the forthcoming No Northwest compilation
Thank you all who have read through this blog over the past 2 years. A lot of artists have come through here, and I respect them greatly. I’ll be working hard to bring you more deep, expansive electronic music until I can’t do it anymore.
– Jimi Jaxon