The Crystal Method

by the partae

Scott, where are you currently based?

 I’m based out of Los Angeles, Ca.

How did you first start playing / performing music?

I first started performing in my living room when I was 10. By performing I mean playing air drums to Metallica & Motley Crue with a couple of sticks but still I was having fun. My first real performance was opening for Information Society by playing keyboards and guitar with a singer by the name of Greg Walsh in the early 90’s.

What’s been happening recently?

I’ve been touring the states and Canada this past year all while preparing for my return to Australia!

You’re heading to Australia for a tour in December 2022, you haven’t been to Australia since playing at the Big Day Out in 2007, what are you most looking forward to?

Some of my fondest memories have come from those Big Day Out tours. There’s so much… the people are wonderful and kind, the exquisite sights and of course the food and beer.

The Crystal Method are pioneers of the Big Beat genre and Electronica movement, you’ve played the biggest events and festivals across the planet, how has the scene changed since you started?

The Electronic movement has evolved and become more main street ie., EDM which has brought an entire new generation to the party which is a positive for sure. I definitely get a kick out of meeting the kids of our fans at shows especially when they show up together.

How would you describe your sound at this point?

Hmmm, a warm fuzzy kick in ass (-;

Who or what influences your sound and songwriting at the moment?

There are so many brilliant artists out there that I hear and think “How Do They Do That” or “Wow that’s so fucking cool” but I try not to get too caught up in analyzing and try to just absorb and enjoy it.

Where do you see the future of your sound going?

Hopefully not LOUDER.

Any advice for upcoming electronic acts?

Enjoy the process, find your own sound and don’t be afraid to fail.

How do you prepare for live shows?

I’d like to say hours in the gym and meditation but really it’s just a lot of starring at screens and listening to music.

What do you most enjoy about playing live?

Playing music for people and the adrenaline drop I get right before going on.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

Preparing for the tour has me listening to way too much of The Crystal Method

What’s planned for 2023 and beyond?

Hopefully being productive and being a positive influence on others.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

Great Beer and unhealthy food in a place full of happy people and great music.

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