Feb 22, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Timskin (E58)

About: Timskin from London

"My musical taste is very heavily influenced by the full spectrum of dance music from the early years of acid house that I heard blasting from a block of flats when I was approx 13 / 14years, through jungle techno, hardcore, hard house, drum and bass, jungle, breaks etc etc. There was even a period of enjoying garage (in its early years).
For this reason in my opinion I dont seem to have developed a particular style of music production and tend to float between different sounds, I also find it hard to label my music into genres and prefer to refer to it as dance and let the listener decide if they are feeling it rather than telling them what to feel.
I hope my music satisfies - please be patient with me as I have just started out making my own."

1). If you had to choose, in what country and at what time would you want to live?
I think I would like to have been a few (or more!) years older than I am and then able to get out to the M25 illegal raves back in the day. I see that as a missed opportunity, an experience that although often attempted at recreation i'm sure could never be beaten.

2). What is your favorite month and why?
May is my favourite month - for me it's the start of alfresco dining when summer time really starts in england, and is followed with a six week period of my children's and wife's birthdays.

3). At what time of the day do you usually prefer to write your music?
I work all hours, and so it's a case of whenever I can but usually find that late evening through to 2 or 3 in the morning is not uncommon. It's when there are the fewest distractions.

4).What is your favorite instrument and why?
Tough question. for me there is something special about the saxaphone - it's an instrument that demands a physical presence and a passion to play. theres no hiding in the corner with one of those in your hands. If only I could play one...

5).What is your favorite drink?
This is an easy one - a good quality scotch for sipping and chilling, and grolsch for partying.

Listen to: Timskin - Chill House

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