Describe your sound in 3 words
Groovy Good Times
Tell us a few things about your new song “Lou’s Tune”. What is the story behind it?
I had recorded Moses Boyd’s LP Dark Matter and gotten chatting with ihm about recording a bunch of different break beats, grooves, samples and the first stages of Lou’s Tune were created. There was a particularly beat he played that got me thinking of a melody. I then added some bass, strings, flute and brought it all home with a vocal sample.
Do you like the idea of collaborating? Is songwriting a lonely process?
I love the idea of collaborating. I started my musical career in a band The Postelles which started when I was 13 so I’ve always created alongside other people. It’s inspiring to hear other peoples’ stories, favourite music, and particular flavors they bring to the creative process.
Who is your favourite beat maker?
These days I’ve been in love with pretty much everything producer Inflo does (Sault, Little Simz, Jungle), big fan of DJ Dahi as well as the all-time greats like Q-Tip, Sly Stone, and Joni Mitchell (whose rhythms were so interesting I consider her a beatmaker!)
What would be your dream performance venue?
As a New Yorker, Madison Square Garden is the mecca so any insane scenario that saw me on stage there would be amazing.
Favorite music related film?
Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do is my favourite music film because it captures the magic of an act in the early days just trying to figure things out.
What is the most useless talent you have?
For awhile I thought my clarinet playing was pretty unusable during my indie-rock days however I’m starting to come around to thinking I could get back into it and use it on an upcoming DARGZ tune so maybe not so useless after-all.