Producator și Dj, Marc Glasser aka Dubbel Dutch este unul dintre invitații ediției de anul acesta a festivalului Rokolectiv. După click puteți găsi interviul pe care noi l-am pregatit cu artistul new-yorkez urmând ca vineri 25 aprilie să-l puteți vedea pe scenă la MNAC.
In the hour before the show, I… meditate, stretch, and drink lots of water. if I’m home in NYC sometimes I will do a mud mask.
I find inspiration in… distorted reflections in river waves of European cities
The morning starts well with… good coffee and direct sunlight
These days, I’ve been listening to… new age, dancehall, ancestral club, and u.s. club music
Dubbel Dutch in three words: cosmic tone poems
A great party has… diverse music, diverse people, and an immersive club environment
In one year, I’ll be… spending more time in the studio with artists, vocalists, and musicians
If I wasn’t doing music, I would be… in the wilderness
For lunch, I ate… fries with mayonnaise (tour life)
My drink of choice is… cayenne spiced hot chocolate (not too sweet with lots of dark chocolate)
Mihai: How did u get into making music, how did it all start and where you at right now?
DubbelDutch: As a teenager I used to play guitar in a progressive rock and jazz fusion band. Then discovered jungle, musique concrète, electronica, etc and started making ‘electro-acoustic’ music with some computer programs, but didn’t really know what I was doing. Finally I got into dance music and started to DJ. So it’s been a pretty strange path to get to where I am now but kind of makes sense if you’ve been paying attention.
M: Would you classify your sound in a music genre or is it more complex than that?
DD: Genre’s can be somewhat limiting and tend to fuel specific scenes or hype that come and go. I’ve pretty much always followed my inner compass when it comes to what I’m into rather than riding any genre waves. Some of the most interesting music to me happens when genres brush up against each other so I prefer to keep things a little messy. For example, lately, I could be rhythmically inspired by baltimore club, melodically inspired by Azonto, but tonally inspired by grime. At the end of the day I’m not really sure if that track could be called any of those things.
M: How do you feel about nowadays dancehall revival?
DD: Not sure we are experiencing a dancehall revival or feeling like dancehall ever died or needs reviving. It’s always been big with it’s main audience. I think some artists in the hip hop world are paying attention to dancehall because the styles and trends of current hip hop are getting really stale and dancehall both new and old seems to be a fresh source of inspiration.
M: Also, what’s your take on the whole seapunk movement?
DD: At first I thought it was kind of a joke but now I have grown to appreciate it more. With so few ‘authentic’ genres and scenes floating around in the world right now and so many culturally ambiguous and disconnected (but internet connected) people there’s almost something natural (although dystopian) about forming internet based communities founded on superficial grounds. Humanity is kind of collectively moving towards a state where there possibly can’t be such a thing as ‘real’ or ‘authentic’ or ‘pure’ culture anymore – the ‘seapunks’ kind of embrace that by creating and operating within a kind of cultural proxy fantasy world – which then becomes real, takes on a life of it’s own, and then who’s to say it’s not ‘authentic’?
M: It’s probably your first time in Bucharest, so what do u expect of it?
DD: I’m not really sure actually! My family was originally from Romania before emigrating to Brooklyn so maybe I will feel some deep connection to the culture. Hopefully the weather is nice and I can wander aimlessly and get a sense for the city. Still need to think more about it, but excited to be on such a eclectic party line up and hopefully will get to dig a little deeper and things will get a little weirder than the average club night.
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