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Today marks the second group of artists announced to play Decibel Festival 2013. There are some names that jump out at me, and I want to quickly share their sounds on Disco Droppings. 

DJ RASHAD 

 

KODE9

 

ACTRESS

 

NOSAJ THING

 

MIDLAND 

 

JIMMY EDGAR

 

GOLD PANDA

 

JETS

 

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So happy for Branden Clarke AKA IG88, he’s had a string of amazing sets in Seattle. I’ll be going nuts at the show tomorrow, here’s my short interview with the spaced out wonder.

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INTERVIEW.

DD: Welcome back IG88, What music stuff’s been going on with you lately?

Well hello you sexy molecular combination of Patrick Swayze & Randy Newman. I have been working on quite a few projects, the latest being my newest release to come out in aboot a month called “Blackberry Light”. The release features vocals by Jenni Potts (http://www.jennipotts.com/) & Mike Harris (www.idiotpilot.com) and bass by my long time collaborator Ricky Wilson, there is also a track featuring an artist named Isum (http://soundcloud.com/isum) we are also currently working on compiling a release. He lives in Switzerland so we email Ableton sessions back and fourth to each other, making it a very inspiring project. I also have been spending a lot of time doing remix’s for people including 7 deadly Records artist Sphyramid. I am going to be giving away a free EP of recent remix’s I have done. Here is a link to it for anyone is interested, should be updated on my site soon.

IG88 Remix’s
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/486086/IG88%20-%20Remix%27s.zip

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DD: You’ve had some recent shows with highly established artists such as Matthew Dear and Tiny Vipers, plus Gold Panda coming up this Wednesday. Congratulations first off! What did these shows mean to you, and what are you looking forward to most on the 23rd?

I have been working a lot on my live sets to make sure that I am not boring myself on stage, trying to include a lot of live sequencing, hand percussion and instrumentation. It has been really motivating and surreal to be playing with such amazing artists in Seattle, constantly pressuring me to step up my performance button mashing swag points. I look forward to huffing oven cleaner and eating 6 pounds of marshmallows before going on stage where I will do an experimental set of Anne Frank monologues into a vocoder for an entire hour..


DD: Favorite song of the moment?

Tough question, but my favorite song of the moment would have to be either “No Encores” by The Notwist or the Danger Doom remix of “Somersault” by Zero 7

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http://soundcloud.com/ig88/

See you on the dancefloor!

jimijaxon

The fine gentleman currently being featured has quickly become a favorite of mine. Anyone who caught my ableton set at Jade Garden may recognize bits of his Gold Panda remix, posted below for free download. Here’s to The Get! Go forth and please make many more tunes.

INTERVIEW

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DD: OK. “Inception”..sexy and dirty!!!! Cannot wait to play this in DJ sets here in Seattle. Welcome to Disco Droppings!

TG: The welcome is well-received. A little bit about that song; Inception was a track that I popped out in an afternoon a while back. I haven’t finished it proper yet, but I think it will have it’s place as a banger track when it’s done. I plan on releasing it under a different alias though.

DD: Was there a certain show or moment when you knew electronic music was “it”?

TG: Discovering Warp records is when I knew without a doubt electronic music was for me.

DD: How would you describe the sound your developing?

TG: I suppose there is a certain timbre to my overall sound but it’s hard for me to put a finger on my own work. Everything ends up being different stylistically although at this moment in time I am developing what my friends and I call Lush Haus. In order to develop that sound as well as showcase whatever else we happen to be into we started a monthly down here at this traditionally indie rock venue called Propaganda in Lake Worth Florida.

DD: I have to keep going back to your overall music mood, it is so sexxxxxxxxxxxy. What artists really help you hold this sexy mentality?

TG: Camel by Flying Lotus immediately comes to mind as it definitely has some dirty sex factor that I really fell in love with when I first heard it. I wouldn’t say that any artists are particularly sexy as to me it’s more based on the track but at the moment I am really into Mount Kimbie and James Blake. Also Gold Panda is my number one go to artist right now for inspiration with the Lush Haus sound I’m experimenting with.


DD: What plans are you making as an artist for 2011?

TG: Plans for 2011 include an EP/LP, finalizing a live set, DJing a lot more, and touring the east coast with Sumsun (Check out the debut album, Samo Milagro on Leaving Records).

http://leavingrecords.com/releases/1691/

DD: Any shows your dying to see this year?

TG: I usually don’t plan anything more than a week in advance so the answer is no, not yet.

DD: Last words?

TG: Much love to the 561 scene, Robb F, MoxSox, Gustav&Renault and my Lush Haus brothers.

http://soundcloud.com/the-get

luvv –

jimijaxon