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*DNA* is one of the winners of our Groovin The Moo competition and will be taking his hip hop stylings to Groovin The Moo Townsville on Sunday the 1st of May.
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Interview: 27 April 2011
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
I come from a family of musos and when I was 12 I had a game called Music 2000 that lets you make beats and pull tracks together on the Playstation. I started playing around with that, and that's when I started thinking maybe I'd like to get into music. Me and my high school friend TryxTah formed a group called BluTag and did heaps of shows at schools around Townsville. We made an album where I did all the production and recordings. In 2007 I produced 2 tracks ("Beauty Fades" and "Judge me Not" for Buttah the verbal Wordsmith) and hooked up with a fresh label (Skratch Hound) that Buttah and Marvin formed. From there it went crazy. We built a studio and started recording heaps. I was recording, producing in the studio every day with the boys and we did heaps of shows throughout North Queensland. I love composing beats and songs as well as working with artists in the studio. I have experimented with heaps of different genres and production styles but I believe I have found my sound in hiphop. It is just where my heart beats. I like to keep the original, experimental hiphop flame alive.
You’re one of the lucky winners of our Groovin The Moo competition. What can the punters at Groovin The Moo Townsville expect from your live show?
A pumping live show with heavy beat and lots of energy. I will be hyped by my fellow Skratch hounds Solex, Buttah and Vexed.
What are your hopes and expectations for attending and playing Groovin' The Moo in Townsville?
I am hoping to give our fans a great show and expose our music to more people that haven't heard us before.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshit." my manager Marve said this to me.
Tell us about the bands and people in the Townsville music scene that inspire you.
There is some great talent in Townsville. The people do really appreciate music up here and we have a lot of support in the streets. The most inspiring I find is that a lot of people/bands are open minded and keen to collaborate crossing genres. That inspires me because we are crossing boundaries when different music styles clash in my lab.
What’s coming up in 2011?
So much! My next album (“Plain and Simple") is almost done. I am producing Buttah's, Solex's, Vexed's next releases atm and I'm producing a few tracks for other artists.
Australian music is?
...like a Barbie: hot and tasty!
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