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Il mistero è finalmente svelato: ricordate Evian Christ? Ebbene il 22enne, dopo aver firmato per la Tri Angle ed aver rilasciato un mixtape, esce ora allo scoperto con un’intervista per The Fader.
Di seguito, un paio di domande ed il link per leggerla interamente.
Where are you from?
I’m from Ellesmere Port in Merseyside, a small town in the north of England. It’s traditionally quite working class and very industrial, though sort of stuck in the ’80s. There’s not a hell of a lot going on here. In terms of music, there’s nothing. A lot of my close friends don’t know anything about Evian Christ. They wouldn’t really understand, so it’s really like living two lives at the minute. I’m just in isolation, really. I’m training to be a teacher, and the workload is pretty huge, but I’ll have my certificate soon. I’ve never left and I never intend to.
How did you get started with music?
I had a stepdad who was a trance music DJ, and my dad always made music to some degree. He had lots of old keyboards in his house, and when I’d go by when I was 12 or 13 I’d play. When I was 18 he gave me a Roland keyboard. I haven’t told my dad about Evian Christ yet. I’m afraid he’ll be a bit overexcited, so I’m letting that one play out for a little while.
Why did you choose to upload your music first to YouTube?
I was making little bits of music and putting them on Soundcloud, but I found the format kind of dull and it was the same thing everybody else was doing. It seemed really contrived, so I said fuck it, I’ll put them on YouTube instead. I did nothing to promote them. I just kind of came up with these videos. The animation was more of a happy accident than anything: I downloaded this Tyga video and tried to load it into the software I was using, and basically the software fucked up and made it that flashing rectangle. I just pressed the button that said rotate, and that was it.