I piu avventurosi tra voi molto probabilmente conosceranno già la label Brainfeeder, sottoetichetta con base a Los Angeles della piú londinese Ninja Tune, fondata nel 2008 da Steven Ellison alias Flying Lotus. Entra ora a far parte del suo gia nutrito e creativo roster il giovane produttore Stuart Howard aka Lapalux con il suo EP “When You Are Gone“. Tra decostruttivismo sonoro e pulsioni Soul. A noi piace un sacco e ve lo presentiamo con un intervista:
–You started releasing your music in unusual ways, on cassettes for example. Was it a format you chose out of lack of ressources or a sort of precise esthetical statement? And how did you get started making music in general?
I use a lot of cassette tapes in the making of my music and it seemed logical to release the “Many Faces Out of Focus” record on that format. My love with tape runs deep. I played instruments like guitar and violin as a kid but it wasn’t until i got my hands on a Playstation 1 game called “Music” that I started to get into making music with computers. I then moved on to messing about with Cubase and Reason at school which led on to more experimentation. I used to record people talking on my mp3 player at school and then go home and make beats out of the conversations in Cubase, cutting the waveforms into little slices and manipulating them. I guess that’s where it all started really.
–How did you get to release your “When You’re Gone” EP for Brainfeeder?
I got chatting to Flylo after i released the “Many Faces Out of Focus” EP. I sent over some demo tracks that I’d been working on for a proposed EP and the rest is history.
–From the cover of the EP to the R&B leanings of some of your tracks, your music transpires a sensuality that lacks in the usual electronic stuff we get nowadays. Is it an element you add consciously in your productions?
Very much so. I’d say that’s the biggest focus of my music. To me its all about crossing the boundary between electronic and organic and experimenting with a wide palette of sound and style. I never like to produce anything too clean cut and straight forward.
–What is at the heart of your studio set-up, and which set-up do you use for your live sets?
All the usual sort of stuff, computer, midi keyboard + some other bits and pieces, namely a tape recorder, turntable, etc etc. Live i use Ableton with my trigger finger and Kaoss pad and occasionally a launchpad depending on the type of gig.
–What have you got planned for the future?
I’m finishing up an album at the moment. I’m also planning to work with a few other artists as well as gigging a lot throughout the year