‘Wasting My Young Years (NDMA Remix)’ by London Grammar
Bring on the Summer…
‘Wasting My Young Years (NDMA Remix)’ by London Grammar
Bring on the Summer…
‘Galaxy Garden’ by Lone
@Lone Galaxy Garden released 1 year ago today. Still sounds amazing. #Timeless
Night Sluggin’ — at Soup Kitchen
Warm up for tonight!!! Mix by @visionist for DIS Magazine.
Tracklist at: http://dismagazine.com/disco/mixes/44171/visionist-only-eye/
Here we are with Blured, known as Bradley Albertides, hailing from Caerdydd in Wales. He’s no stranger to the world of producing but his take on the new house and techno fusion movement comes with unexpected freshness and mind-blowing results. Blured’s first release ‘It’s Quite’ can only be described as an absolute time bomb, on par with Joy Orbison’s first release ‘Hyph Mngo’ on Scuba’s label, Hotflush. The technical fluidity of Blured’s production is jaw dropping. Not many people can release a track and get so much praise in such a short period. Blured’s first release was released in March as a limited vinyl only release. Don’t sleep on it!
So Bradley, how are you doing? How did you as a producer first you get into music?
Yo! Yeah, doing really well fella! Well, back in 98 the Playstation 1 was the must have toy. I got music for the Playstation as a present or I might have pinched it off a friend. I can’t really remember? From then on I got proper involved in the game, if you can call it that? I even used to play it at school Haha!
That is quite the entry! How old are you now and how long have you been producing for?
I’ve not long ago hit the 30 mark, getting old now! I’ve been producing since 98 but to be fair nothing sounded that good till the early noughties. So lets say around 13/14 years.
Quite the experience gained then! Under the guise of Blured, what sound are you seeking to trademark and how would you describe your style?
Yeah, it has been a bit of a journey. Well, Blured is a pretty new project, about 6/7 months I’ve been using this alias. I’m not really seeking a sound. I like to think I have my own sound but obviously I have influences. I kind of like to think I have an earthy approach to my music. It’s sort of muddy but with lots of texture and nice layers. I drive my music with more percussion rather than melodic sounds.
It’s all about techno for me. I’d say I’m more on the experimental side of it though. If you listen to my back catalogue, you will hear that most things I make are not conventional or pinned down to a particular genre.
What stands out for me in ‘It’s Quite’ is the vocal sample used. It’s quite overpowering. ‘No point standing round’. Can you tell us where you acquired it and how you dreamt up its use?
Yeah, it’s the driving force in that track! Basically I was working on an EP with a mate of mine, Illaman. You might know him from Tomb Crew? Well, he sent the stems from a track we had finished for our Wonky Face EP. I was playing bits of the acapella over the beat and melody for ‘It’s Quite’ and it fitted perfectly key’d down a bit. So I sort of worked the space of the track around the vocal. After listening to it on repeat for well over an hour, it sort of hypnotised me. It’s one of those tracks you make and think, fuck yeah, the dance floor will love this!
That’s awesome! So in terms of Blured and this track what kind of audience do you want to reach out to? Where do you want to hear your tracks being played out?
It’s hard to say really. There’s so many fickle nights out there that it’s hard to know who your actual audience are? Still, as a producer I hope everyone who appreciates music on any level, likes what I do. ’It’s Quite’ has been mental to be fair. It’s being played in some of the best techno and house clubs in the world! If my music keeps getting played in these sort of places, I’ll be a happy man.
It has been getting quite the reception! I seem to remember Martyn playing out your track on the WHP x RBMA boiler room show back in November. Your first release ‘It’s Quite’ is being released on a new label Y.C.O. records. Who are the guys behind it and what are the goals and ethos of the label?
Yeah, it’s madness! I’ve been chatting to Martyn for a while now via AIM. He’s in cahoots with a friend of mine, Graham, who runs the Granholme label. Martyn and others have been a major part of the success of ‘It’s Quite’. It’s not often your peers play your first release at their shows, especially on Boiler Room. I was actually celebrating my 30th the same night as the WHP x RBMA boiler room but didn’t realise. Haha!
Y.C.O. are all really good friends of mine. They run one of the best nights in Cardiff called City Bass. The label consists of Ben Hunter, Chris Thomas, Joey P and Mikey H. They are all major vinyl heads and know their onions. They had the label in mind and I think with all our friends being producers or DJs it was the most logical thing to do! The label itself is all about house and techno! Like I said, they all know what they’re doing and they have some amazing artists on their roster. It’s definitely a label to keep an eye on, trust me! https://soundcloud.com/yco-records/blured-its-quite-yco-001
You had Luv Jam, aka Andrew Cole, remix the track. Are there any other artists who you may be working with in the future or would like to?
Luv Jam is a top guy and his music is beautifully bonkers! I work with lots of artists all of the time. It’s mostly local heads but here in Cardiff, local heads are proper heads! I have more stuff in the pipeline with Chesus, Organ Grinder, Elmono, Stagga, Illaman and Dirty Dice. Also expect some sneaky vibes with me, Dirty Dice and Luv Jam. Can’t say much more…
Keeping busy then! On a personal note, I had some comments from friends on the design work of the EP. Who and what inspired the design of the vinyl EP?
Yeah, the art work is top notch! Another good friend of mine, Alex Sullivan (TRON). He designs all the flyers for City Bass and is 1/2 of a clothing label called Cardifferent. The man is beyond talented. As for my input on the design, I had none. Reason being that I trust Tron 100%. When the first draft came through I was mind blown. When the final design landed in my inbox I was amazed. Like I said, the man is talented!
Leave it to the experts right! Do you have any future projects lined up that we can get hyped about?
Sure do! It ranges from releases to general projects. I have a digi album under another alias coming out in a few months. That’s more my soundscape/filmscore type of stuff. I have a couple of 12”s as well as 2 EPs on the way. I’ve just finished a project with my good friend Snowskull who did the most recent artwork for Hackman. I made some lush, melodic soundscape for his website along with my buddies Bodhi and Jauge. This is all pretty exciting. It’s getting pretty mad.
Awesome thanks for giving us your time and congratulations on the new release. Hopefully we’ll be hearing big things from you soon!
Interview by Suthan Logan
Issue 3: Spring Edition – Now Available Online. Check my interview with The Martinez Brothers on page 94.
‘Thank God I Found You (Make It Last Remix)’ by Mariah Carey Feat. Joe & Nas
Make It Last Forever…
Eastern Bloc was established in 1985 by John Berry and 808 State’s Martin Price. It was the record store for Mancunians to buy acid house records in the late 80s and Chicago and Detroit house records in the 90s. The shop was originally located in Afflecks Palace but can now be found on Stevenson Square in the NQ. It sits snuggly between ‘Koffee Pot’ and ‘Hula Tiki Bar’ just in case you need to re-line your stomach with the greasiest Full English in Manchester or get absolutely hammered on rum concoctions (you’ll probably find me around here at the weekends). In a digital age Eastern Bloc is an oasis of wax heaven for vinyl lovers with a huge stock of electronic dance music on vinyl to suit every taste from drum’n’bass to deep house. They also do a mighty fine tea, coffee and cake. With ‘Record Store Day’ fast approaching the team here at Movement Magazine believed it was important to hear the manager of Eastern Bloc, Jim Spratling’s views on keeping the fire burning (and consequent wax melting), music in the 21st century and plans for 2013.
Eastern Bloc turns 28 this year. At a time when more record shops are closing than opening, how has yours weathered the storm?
Our ethos has always been to support music that we believe in and have continued to stick to our guns. We have become even more directed with our selections. Our existing customer base expects us to know their taste and trusts us to continue to provide and recommend releases based on their taste and to throw in a few surprises.
In your time as manager of Eastern Bloc what have been your fondest memories?
There have been some very interesting characters passing through our doors while I have been working here. However, I think some of the best memories would have been the in-store events we have had. Particularly Carl Craig, DJ Marky, dBridge, Loxy, Marcus Intalex, Nick Hoppner. This is something we do quite often these days as it gives people a chance to see some of their favourite DJ’s and producers up close and personal. Not forgetting our Function Room parties we used to put on at the Seven Oaks pub. We would run from 11pm til 7am. The line-up usually consisted of just staff (Mark Turner, Karl Roscoe, Andro, Arnaldo, Jim Bane, Simon Tonkinson) and the occasional guest. We are hoping to bring these parties back soon, starting with a proper website launch party. Please check www.easternblocrecords.com.
What are your thoughts on the way people consume music in the digital age we live in?
Music is very easy to get hold of these days. You can hear something, identify it and download it all in a matter of minutes. I think that is great. I also think it is great that producers can finish a track and get it out on the internet straight away. For me personally, I like records, I like a physical tangible product which I can look at and feel. It means a lot more to me to actually own something. I have mp3’s, wavs, flacs and whatever else but I hold no value in them. From our perspective, we make music for DJs to play on sound systems and for that purpose records will always be better.
Electronic music producers are increasing exponentially these days especially with the ease of digital distribution using web applications like Bandcamp and Soundcloud. How do you keep up with the world of electronic music?
Unfortunately these days not everything comes out on vinyl as some labels will not want to release music in that format. I do keep up to date with the likes of Bandcamp and Soundcloud and follow as many labels as I can. I find that quality control is sometimes lacking in the digital world as anyone and everyone can put a tune out there for not cost, a lot of the time not even mastered. I am gutted that a lot of things don’t make it to vinyl but I guess that is just how it is. I would like to think the labels that still care, will put their best music on vinyl and always release physical versions a few weeks before digital versions.
People are always hunting for the next big sound. You’re at the forefront of the ocean. What has been wetting the appetite of Eastern Bloc owners and customers?
In the last few months there have been a lot of great pieces in the shop. Here is a taster of our favourite 12”s recently: Pepe Bradock – Acid Test 07, XDB – Frocks (Patrice Scott Remix), Djrum – Seven Lies LP, Fracture – Better Tomorrow, Kahn EP on Blackbox, Double O – Blackula, Voices from The Lake – 19 (Shifted Remix), ASC EP on Space Cadets, Sleeparchive EP on Tresor, Kerridge on Downwards, V.I.V.E.K. On System, Kryptic Minds – Namaste EP, Pev on Livity Sound, Think and Change boxset on NonPlus, Psyche / BFC – Elements Remastered, Function – Gradient EP, Hieroglyphic Being Imaginary Soundscapes 9, The Breadwinners – Dubs Unlimited LP, Overlook – Three Shards on Narratives. Too many more to mention. Please check the recommended section on our site http://www.easternblocrecords.com/recommendations.html.
What have you got planned for the fine people of Manchester on Record Store Day this Saturday? Can you give us any exclusives on what you’ll have in stock or appearances?
We are stocking things from the RSD list that keep in line with what we sell already. I am waiting for the boxes to arrive. You will have to check with us on the day and see what turns up. We will also have a sound system an decks, DJ’s from 10pm – 9pm, artwork from local artists for sale, snack, cakes, beverages. Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/231188083672475/.
Looking past Record Store Day this Saturday what events have you got planned for the rest of the year?
More regular in-store events. Plenty more cutting edge vinyl releases, potentially going to start our own night again soon. We will keep on with our new website to make it tighter and more efficient as well as more podcasts from within the music industry. Stay tuned. http://www.easternblocrecords.com/podcast.
By Joseph Dent
The Movement team got the chance to catch up with Ryan Hemsworth at Hit & Run at NQ Live in Manchester. He’s one of the most exciting underground artists to emerge in recent years. Producing some of the best hip hop influenced electronic music going around at the moment to fit in with any mood. Whether you’re chilling at home, sitting on a beach, banging it out at a club or smoking up in your low rider his music fits all. One can easily close their eyes and float away listening to his original productions like ‘Charly Wingate’ and ‘BasedWorld’. His remixes of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Summertime Sadness’ and Craig David’s ‘Fill Me In’ are ethereal in nature. So it comes as no surprise that he has one of the busiest touring schedules in 2013. He’s recently been in a campaign for Nike. Currently writing a soundtrack for a documentary called ‘Personal Record’. And to top it all off has an upcoming album called ‘Guilt Trips’ on the horizon. So it was good for us to get to know the guy a bit better, talk about his rise to fame, his biggest influences and what he’s got in store for us on the album!
We’re going to start with a bit of background. I usually end with this question but for you I’m going to start with it. We’re big fans of the inner animal here at Movement Magazine. If you could be any animal real or fictional what would it be and why?
I just wanna say Pikachu actually. There’s just something awesome about Pikachu. He’s very tiny but has a lot of bite to him.
Comic book hero?
I think I always wanted to be the Silver surfer. Just surfing through space and all the galaxies.
You’re obviously a keen gamer. You’ve sampled tons of stuff from David Wise the infamous game music soundtrack producer. What game has had the biggest influence on your life and why?
Definitely the Donkey Kong series. I don’t know why but I always gravitate towards that. There are these things called SoundFonts. They’re made for producing programs where they take all the samples and noises from video games. I found SoundFonts for different games which is really exciting. It means I’ll be able to start making music that sounds like David Wise or stuff made for 16 bit video games (Check out Ryan Hemsworth ‘Proto’ for an example of this). But my number one video game has to be Donkey Kong 2. I could sit on a bus and listen to that soundtrack all day. It’s so emotional for computer music!
I think we’re part of that generation. Whether it’s through art, fashion or music there’s this level playing field where people are trying to re-connect to their youth at the moment.
There’s a definite nostalgia to it. For me it takes on sounds like Donkey Kong and Earthbound. It’s like the basis of sampling. Rappers in the 90’s heavily sample from their youth in the 70’s. But in our generation we had video games so maybe it’s just the natural evolution of music.
On the topic of games whose your favourite character and why?
Probably Dixie Kong. She’s the best character for those games. She has the hair that can just helicopters through. And she’s super badass. More so than Diddy or Donkey I find.
You’ve said in previous interviews that you love horror movies and you’ve sampled from them numerous times in your tracks. Favourite horror movie and movie character?
Favourite horror movie is this one called ‘Kairo’. It’s Japanese and terrifying. Very supernatural. Not that many people are murdered but there are a lot of really unexpected weird moments. I find that a lot scarier than straight up killing. I enjoy that sort of stuff. That’s why ‘Silent Hill’ was another obsession of mine as a kid. My favourite character has to be the terminator because he starts off as the bad dude and in the later series he becomes good. I like that role reversal. He’s supposed to be this robot but has some heart to him eventually.
You’re one of the most blogged and talked about artists on the internet at the moment. On par with the Neon Cat in terms of virality and humour. Fact, one of the biggest music websites out there, constantly blogs about you. How does it feel to have risen so rapidly over the past 2 or so years in particular?
Pretty awesome and surreal for sure. It’s kinda cool cos I’m from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I’ve literally played like a handful of show there in my life so I didn’t get much shine where I was from. The internet was my playing ground. It’s where I went to try and reach out to people outside of my city. My city is great but there wasn’t much breeding ground for electronic artists. It has been pretty rapid in the last year or so but I’ve been making and sending stuff out to people for years. For me it’s been a slow process of networking, talking to people and staying in touch. Talking to people is what it really boils down to.
You talk about the power of the internet in a lot of your interview. What do you think have been the pinnacle internet movements for yourself?
Jheri Evans who wrote for a site called Get Off The Coast. He was the first to post my songs. He was loyal and genuinely liked the stuff I made. He writes for a few websites now like Portals and Decoder. That was a good beginning as it was an indie blog that other sites looked in to like Gorilla versus Bear. They found me through smaller sites like that. You can definitely see how my stuff slowly went up the ladder all the way to Fact and Pitchfork. I was never expecting to get any coverage on Pitchfork. As soon as you get one nod you’re through the door which is cool. All it takes is that first mention or post then people gain interest and for whatever reason they keep posting about you which is great.
The internet is just filled with music blogs. No joke I could spend a whole day researching music. It’s just endless. I mean what else is there on the internet? I swear it’s 90% music and 10% everything else combined. It’s totally immersive like a spider web. You open 1 email with a link to a music blog. You’ll go on it and it will have a blog roll of 20 other music blogs. And before you know it several hours have gone by.
It’s crazy how big it feels. But at the same time I feel like I know everyone in a way just through twitter. Musicians and writers. Everyone communicates and everyone’s connected. It’s a small world.
You’ve been featured all over the internet. What are some of your favourite blogs?
I used to blog a lot and did that regularly. For a long time I followed a load of different stuff. Nowadays I go on Fader, Fact and Pitchfork to get general headlines. I get all of my music through secret groups on Facebook now. It’s weird how that’s changed. I’m in this one group for rap stuff with like 100 people. We post and discuss stuff. It feels more interactive that way. At the same time I’m glad that both forms still exist. Cocaine Blunts was one of my favourite blogs for underground rap stuff. Mr CB writes for Pitchfork now. I used to check that every day. Back then he unearthed the craziest underground rap stuff.
What blogging outlet do you use the most?
Probably Tumblr, mainly for the visual element. I follow a lot of weird stuff and it’s funny to go on. I’ll scroll down and get rappers, naked girls, pokemon and video games. Which is perfect. It’s exactly what’s in my brain haha.
So Cat Power’s ‘Manhattan’ (featuring Angel Haze), your most recent remix, released on Matador Records has had 75,000 views in 2 weeks beating ‘Colour & Movement’ which had 75,000 views in 5 weeks. I know it’s not a numbers game for you but I guess some people out there are counting. Seems like all the hard work you’ve put in over the last 8 or so years has paid off. How does it feel to finally be where you were dreaming of all those years ago on your laptop in Halifax on Canada’s far east coast?
I’m here right now. I never thought I would be in Manchester or Sweden. I never thought music would take me anywhere. I was always planning to make it and have fun with it. But the fact it takes me to different cities and countries. To meet different people and hang out with my favourite artists and producers. I definitely feel lucky in that situation. Even though I’m not huge at all it feels like it’s going off for sure. Sticking with it.
There’s loads of terms for your music going round. Cloud Dance, Chill Trap, Juke, Ethereal, Shoegaze are just some of the descriptions your music has had. How would you describe it?
Just nice…electronic…stuff. I understand why these terms are thrown around. There’s a lot of unique sounds in music right now and it’s easier to make up things than just saying electronic which is very general. It does limit a lot of people though I find. Calling my music trap, yes there are a lot of trap elements. I would never deny that. But when you say check out this trap you’re going to expect a certain sound. I like to play everything rap, my own stuff, dance, the list is endless. The main thing is I don’t want it to be limiting. It’s nice that people are giving new names to my music. It’s cool.
What’s your favourite sub-genre?
Cloud rap is what they call Main Attraktionz. I really like that sound that they have. They’ve really developed it. Friend Zone productions really nail that ethereal, floating production with thoughtful lyrics. At the same time it’s not taking itself too seriously. It’s a good balance of light heartedness with really deep thought and provocative production.
Who do you think is going to be really big this year?
I’m crazy about Mykki Blanco right now. I’m actually in talks with her to try and get working on something. Hopefully that goes through. It’s tough to pick just a few producers as there are so many good ones out there but Cashmere Cat and Kaytranada are both going to have great years.
You’re coming to the end of your European tour tonight in Manchester. How has it been? Hyperactive, emotional rollercoaster or beautiful blur? What will you take away from this tour experience wise?
Yeah a little bit of all of those. I remember getting into Paris for my first show of the tour. I got in at night and had to leave first thing in the morning. When I got to the venue all of my favourite people were there: DJ Slow from Pelican Fly, the Club Cheval guys (Myd, Sam Tiba, Panteros666 and Canblaster) and Cashmere Cat. I was excited to play the show and it was also fun to meet all my friends. I’ve wanted to see stuff but it’s very difficult as you’re in a different place every day. You spend most of your free time trying to sleep. But it’s been amazing. The most surreal time of my life. I’m so happy with the way things are.
End of one and on to the next one. You’re about to embark on a tour of North America with Daedelus and Samo Sound Boy. Bet you’re looking forward to that?
I’m most looking forward to next week where I’ll get to sit on my couch do nothing haha. But I’m very excited for the tour as Daedelus is such a legend. I’m glad I’m on tour with him as he’s going to be a good person to get advice and guidance from. I played in L.A back in December and we hung out and discussed the tour. He seems like a really great guy. The tour is a really chaotic thing so it’s good to have a leader.
You mention L.A so I thought I’d bring it in. You’re with the We Did It collective. Shlohmo, Groundislava, RL Grime etc. What you got planned with them this year?
I’m trying to figure out what to do with my next project which will be my first big album. We Did It is awesome. It’s a great collective. We’re all in touch with each other and share stuff. It’s not as serious as being signed to a label where you have to deliver things. It’s nice to be a part of that where it still has the following of a big label but it’s more fun and not as serious in that way. There will be an upcoming compilation or something like that. For the album I’ve been shopping around with labels. We’ll see what happens with that.
Everything is going a million miles per hour for you. How does the Hemsworth like to chill at the end of the day?
I’m always on my computer basically. But at the end of the day I like to watch Community. Also a bit obsessed with Walking Dead at the moment.
I read that you’re quite the artist and have done a fair amount for some of the hip hop artists you work with. What artists influence you in the work that you do?
In high school I was really into reading graphic novels, anime and that type of thing. The aesthetic I like are scanned images and raw. I wouldn’t call myself an artist but I really do appreciate it. Tumblr has made me not know who I like. I just see all these images but I don’t really digest it properly. No-one really credits photos and drawings these days so it’s hard to know who produced them.
Fact stated that your upcoming album will be featuring Sinead Hartnett, Nightwave and the Tumblr phenomenon Kitty Pryde. What was it like working with them? Also tell us a bit about the process of making that album.
It’s a very classic 2013 process of making an album. I haven’t been in the studio with any of these people. I’ve hung out with Kitty a bunch of times but we haven’t actually collaborated in person which is fine nowadays. That’s how I work with everybody. It’s the same with Main Attraktionz, Shady Blaze, Deniro Farrar and all these dudes. I’ve met them and hung out with them but it’s always been separated musically. We have our comfort zones. That’s how it’s different from a long time ago. Everybody likes to create more personally in their bedroom which is great as you can be that much more intimate with what you produce. The album is coming together and I’m getting happier with it every day. People are coming through with their features. I’m genuinely excited. I haven’t had a label in mind specifically for it so I’ve just been creating what I wanted to make. When it’s finished which will be very soon I’m going to take it to the label with the best fit.
You going to give it to blogs and websites, online distributors or a record label and let them handle it?
For this one a good move would be to go with a label but I want to do just digital and vinyl. I think of how I consume music and how everyone else I know does. I’ve always done Bandcamp and that has always been a comfortable way of getting it out to everybody. I don’t want to change my methods too much but having a label that could propel it would be a really nice thing.
For the LP how many are you going to press? How limited is it going to be?
Always nicer to have less than more for whatever you’re selling. That’s always been the ethos of the We Did It collective.
With the LP how many tracks are there going to be?
10 max I think. I want to keep it at a level that I am able to digest. I like a lot of mixtapes that have 24 tracks but I find a good album I can really get in to are 12 tracks max. It’s a 50/50 mixture of instrumental tracks and ones with features. I wanted it to be a good dynamic. Something I would have wanted to listen to when I was 15. Will hopefully be getting released before the Summer.
What’s the name of the album going to be?
Guilt Trips. I’ve gone through a million different titles but I stuck with that one. All my titles have a bunch of different levels of meaning and I like having something with movement. I think that is essential with a title. I want a good abstract title that is really personal to me and I could never really explain why but for that reason also has meaning for different people. The rock bands I used to listen to had really weird album titles but they were clearly really personal to them and spoke to them in that way.
Also mentioned by Fact was this soundtrack you’re working on for a marathon runner in NY? I guess it seems like the logical next step for you as a big sampling guy. Will we be seeing a Hemsworth score in a game or movie any time soon?
I’m taking it very slow. It’s the first time I’ve ever done something like this. It’s fun doing something that’s more free range. I can do whatever I want with it. As long as it’s bouncing off the characters, the emotions and whatever is going on. The producers have been very open minded. That’s why I’m looking forward to relaxing next week. I will be able to get deep in to it.
The next David Wise?
You’ve had tons of press recently. I did notice one gap though. No-one has asked you what your favourite record labels are?
Definitely Friends of Friends in L.A and Body High in San Francisco. I guess I’m a bit biased as I know the guys but before I met them I was really digging their stuff. Infinite Machine in Montreal. They’re really specific with their sound. I really respect everything that comes out through them. It’s the same for Pelican Fly. Totally different people producing different music but at the end of the day it sounds like one person with a big brain creating all this crazy shit.
So you’ve been in a campaign for Nike recently. What you got planned next? World domination?
For sure haha. The fashion world is something I’m interested in. I don’t know anything about fashion but I love to read magazines and try to keep up to date with everything. I love shopping and clothes and everything so the Nike thing is cool. Will be doing events with them in the future. I haven’t been in magazines or photoshoots. I really like A$AP Rocky whose been doing stuff for Vogue. He’s doing a lot more visual stuff that many artists aren’t doing at the moment. I’m down with that for sure. Would be cool to rock designer shit and be the first person to not wear a mask haha.
Finally where do you see yourself in 5 years time? I’m thinking of printing myself a house on the moon using 3D printing and emigrating haha. What about you?
Hopefully somewhere comfortable like L.A or Europe. I don’t know what is possible really. Things are going well at the moment but hopefully things will get even better. If I could get to a point where I didn’t have to worry about money I’d be eternally happy.