Oct 29, 2010

Featured Artist interview: MikeWhitePresents (E41)

About: MikeWhitePresents from London

"We write, produce and perform our own original music, making eclectic, pompous, melodramatic dance music with a pop sensibility for the soundtrack of our imaginations. This is music for the headphone not for the dancefloor. But if you feel the need to dance, we won't stop you. It's music so safe, you can take it home to meet your mother!"

1). How much time do you spend writing, performing, and listening to music each day?
Spend about 2/3 hours each day working on tunes..mainly writing and arranging/ lyric writing. But writing can consist of hours of fiddling just to get the right bass riff or kick eq!! Wriitng and producing, for us, are one and the same thing. Thru the process of creating the idea for a song, we find the way we want to record it. We have rarely recorded in the same way twice.
Probably spend more time listening to music than creating it!! DJ Danny never has his ipod off!!

2). What does your family think about your music? 
gently supportive as only a despairing parent can be. Mike's dad raised him on Wagner and Verdi from the age of 7, and pop music was not allowed in the house..hence his adoration of joyous 80's pop like PetShopBoys and Tears For Fears; they were a literal breath of fresh air for him.

3). What profession did you want to have when you were a child? Did you think that you would be a musician?
Mik always wanted to be a singer. Mike always wanted to be a composer, hopefully Wagner, but all 3 of us went straight into the TV biz after college, so being musicians was never a dream..we all sort of fell into it in order to fulfill our desires for self-expression.

4). What mood is the best for you to be in for writing music?
any mood will do. writing is not as important as editing what you've written. when editing and cutting back, one should always be entirely wasted or, in the least, particularly drunk.

5). In three words, describe the emotional characteristics of your musical style.
blissful, melodramatic, perky.

Listen to: MikeWhitePresents - Here Come The Jesus (edit)

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