Like Sartre, do you consider contemplation a luxury?
Yeah especially in today’s society that’s a thing I highly admire if people are able to do so. I wish I would have time to find time to contemplate but I guess I’m a very anxious person sadly, I always second-guess or make up stupid scenarios in my head or I just have to do something, I only really rest when I’m asleep hahaha. I wish I could contemplate some more though, actually, the only time I kind of do is when I’m riding home late night on trains or when i find some time to go down to the waterfront at night. Those times are also my main sources of inspiration when it comes to music because everything is dark and/or silent and it gives you the needed room to breath and relax. I really associate that with my music and thus contemplation in that small, condensed way is the way I’m inspired to make art if you can call the product of me smashing random pads on my korg nanopad “art” haha.
Is your existence as compared to your nonexistence something which can be justified?
Yeah I mean, I’m a pretty nice guy I hope and I also like to make music and apparently some people enjoy my music which is a cool thing to me, it really makes me happy and i want to say thanks to everyone who ever talked to me or listened to my music in whatever way. I actually think a lot of what would be if I would suddenly not exist anymore and how or if it would change people and my surroundings. Existing is a funny thing and i enjoy it with all its highs and lows and I’m very thankful for where I am at right now, I don’t take anything for granted.
Riff Raff is a tangible example of increased absurdity (aka entropy) in the universe, can you name other examples?
I really enjoy the waxing absurdity in the world as the state of now, i just really dislike people faking absurdity or being “different” for the sheer reason of attention. But putting that aside, in my eyes absurdity is the most enjoyable form of creativity as it marks difference and that makes one stand out obviously, most of the great artists always had something absurd to them and I guess it’s carried out with pride and more accepted nowadays. Thanks to Lil B for that, he showed us that being yourself, even if that means being considered a “weirdo” (whatever “weird” is, but i guess thats a whole other question) is a great thing to be proud of, shoutout to Lil B and Basedworld. I don’t know about Riff Raff though, I was never a big fan tbh. But I guess he is a nice guy and I respect to him for getting buff, also shoutout to Jayyeah & TV Nicks, they’re gonna be the buffest guys summer 2015, mark my words.
Are you afraid that everything will happen?
No. Because everything will happen, there is no reason to be afraid of the inevitable, it will of course include bad things but I always try to keep a positive outlook on things, though it’s hard. But I guess there is no reason to be afraid of everything, because everything also contains new great music and a lot of love and happiness and cool new soft drinks, also that feeling when you really need to pee and you finally get to the toilet and I mean, that’s worth everything.
How do you make earnest connection in a world of instant gratification?
I am not a fan of instant gratification, it really makes people delusional and I don’t like that. It’s like giving a kid a candy whenever they do something good but someday the candy isn’t enough anymore and the kid wants more and more until they realize that they will never find real happiness or satisfaction. It’s a really naive and hedonistic thing, I would rather work on something that will make me happy over a long course of time or something I will really be proud of, music being the best example in my case I suppose. And that’s where I connect as well because I can normally tell who the kids are that just want their daily candy and who the people are that want to do something because they love to do it and it makes them sincerely happy over a long period of time. Thats the kind of people I tend to connect with.