by the partae

How did you start?

I began writing dance tracks in high school in 1992 with a friend of mine after going to a few parties and collecting some rave records at the time.  We eventually started trying to mimic the records we were collecting.

Where are you based?

Seattle, WA.

Please give an example of your music writing process?

Loop, replace, layer, replace, erase, replace, reverse, copy, paste, draw, loop, layer, stop….  replay… replay… replay… replay…  Add bassline, turn knobs.

What are you working on right now?

I’m working on the next record for my own label, Hunt & Gather. I’m also finishing up a remix for an artist called “Stimmhalt” for Damian Lazarus’s “RebelLion” imprint.

What is your gear setup?

Currently working on a machine running windows 10, 16gb ram.  Native Instruments Komplete, Maschine, Ableton and FL Studio.  All in the box.

What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music?

I spend time with my family, which I think forces me to step away and look at the larger picture about life in general. Focusing on a solid work/life balance is hugely grounding and really puts things into perspective.  I don’t take my work so seriously because I have such bigger things and scheduling to think about.

How would you describe your music genre?

Sound design meets house.

Do you know any music theory?

A little.  I was never properly trained, so what I understand about theory is the bits and pieces I’ve picked up from understanding how notes work together within the software I use.

What are your plans for the future?

I’m hoping to expand on my skillset and improve my performances…  release more records.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Robert Loyson, T Kimp Gee Jlin, Mura Masa, Om Unit.  Strangely not a lot of house music.

Who are your top 5 influences and icons?

Rampa, Jimpster, Jean-Michel Jarre, David Byrne, Brian Eno.

When are you playing next?

My next show is at the Deep End Block Party in San Diego July 2.

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