Sampling: the pros and cons, according to you? Is sampling an art
The art form is how you use any tool… sampling is a tool which allows
us to expand our creative possibilities.
Is there a "never-neverland" so far as you’re concerned when
it comes to sampling? Or is everything open slather?
As long as the idea works... then I am up for it...
What do you dislike most about the contemporary music scene?
Everybody is so goddamn scared of downloading... and I am sad that vinyl
is dying out a bit... and, also, the 80's. I mean, I lived through them... boring!!! Why rehash that when there is so
much exciting stuff going on that is progressive?
Imagine that Paul Oakenfold – shock, horror! - picks up one
of your records and puts it on high rotation in his DJ sets at commercial clubs around the world. How do you feel
about this “honour”…?
I would be delighted.. I don't give a fuck who plays my music, as
long as they like it; also, it would mean that more people get to hear it...
some of Paul Oakenfold's stuff is actually good!! …shock, horror…!
Of course, I would also love Tommy Sunshine to play my tunes, Carl
Cox, Laurent Garnier, etc.
Can you tell us some of the musicians you most admired when you were
a wee tacker?
Madness, The Specials, The Beat. The Police, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, the
Au Pairs… you know… the usual suspects.
George Bush and John Howard: your honest opinion?
George is quite simply an idiot.
Johnny is deluded, single-minded,
authoritarian, inhuman and stubborn - but he is also worse, because he actually has the intelligence to do good,
and he chooses to stick to his conservative view.
However, I think it is a good thing that George got elected…
the world needed a wake-up call! And Georgie boy gave it to us, even though that was not quite his intention.
I think now the world is even more aware of how bad things can
get when we are complacent about our individual political responsibility and power. Fascism can creep in.
Who’s your all-time fave TV villain?
J.R. Ewing - he was a cunt.