Ok, we’ll keep it cute to start, who was your first celebrity crush?
I think it was probably Hayley Williams, but my tru awakening was Micheal Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs the world lmao, I still kinda have a thing for him. I don’t really believe in “types” much, at least for myself, like everyone has their own preferences and stuff but Micheal Cera just totally awoke something in me about shy ppl who have probably recorded albums in their bedrooms.
Ok, serious question. Why did you start producing music?
It all started when I heard Skrillex for the first time lmao. like I didn’t like it at first cause I was a hella edgy 16-year-old metal head but then I started to love it a bunch. it was really important for me cause it showed me that you can like aggressive music that also is really positive and it’s like instead of there being hella angry guitars and vocals where it would just reinforce me being angry, I could just dance to these heavy bass sounds and it helped me have a more positive outlook on the world and people in general, it helped mellow me as a person and I’m really grateful for that. Also, I hadn’t heard any sounds like that before it totally blew my mind. But yea so I got into more brostep and other kinds of dance music and I got FL Studio 10 and started trying to make things!
K, philosophical question: What do you think are the functions of art (good and bad) in our contemporary society?
Oooooh, I think art has so many different roles today. If we’re talking about art as in something which you do to express yourself, I’d say its pretty fundamental to everyone’s life, even if you don’t consider yourself an artsy person. Someone getting home from work, sitting down and watching something on Netflix or Youtube or cooking food is totally art cause that’s how they choose to express themselves. Art doesn’t need an audience for it to be art, I think Molly Soda is really good at showing how people’s private lives can very easily become art if they showed it to the world. That being said it doesn’t have to be that deep, sometimes watching stuff on Youtube is just watching stuff on Youtube but there’s always POTENTIAL for it to become something else. But yea to like summarise I think art today is basically what people do to be happy or at least contented, even if it’s in a really subtle, every day kinda way.
Alright now it’s 2050 and you’ve had a storied career as a music producer. Who plays you in your biopic and what ideally is the general plot arc of the movie?
So I’d probably try and make it serious at first and get a proper cast where a seasoned actor would play me and it would be like some intense, dramatic biopic like that film with the drummer guy with the teacher who’s like “that’s not my tempo” (wait it’s whiplash omg). But yeah so I would try and make it like that at first but then after like a month I’d be like “Nah actually we gotta stop”. Then I’d just go really goofy with it and cast Zac Effron as me (also a huge crush on him lol) and make like this wild, mutated version of that other EDM movie w Zac Effron in it. But yea it would start out kinda accurate to how I started out and then it would just get more elaborate and absurd as it went on and like, Zac Effron would be playing this club and a dragon would come and attack the club but then Zac would do something and the midi controllers would turn into a huge af mech and it would basically end up being Zac Effron fighting people in a mech with Tim & Eric style jokes sometimes. Also, the film would pass the Bechdel test and all the money made from the film would go to LGBTQA+ homeless shelters. Also, all my friends get to ride in the mech. Also, me and my friends make cameos in the film as people who say shit like “OH NO A DRAGON !!!” or “Za-i mean space candy you messed up my sandwich order, you’re never gonna make it as a DJ!”
you run into Michael Cera at the premiere of your Gundam-EDM-sandwich movie and he says he’s developed a little crush. You text a bit and it’s going really well so you decide to send him a mix cassette. what songs are on this cassette?
7. probably some sonic youth or something to really seal the deal w him
8. every Henrik the artist song
Do you think people are in a state of lacking?
I think the idea of humans being “complete” is kind of a lie, but that’s not to say a person can’t live a happy, fulfilling life. I think we gotta just learn as we go, learn about what makes us happy, what makes people we care about happy and base our lives on that. I think once the workforce is 100% automated, everyone will hopefully re-evaluate the fundamentals of western society and we can create a more empathetic system that will serve the needs of everyone. I don’t really know how to run a post-workforce-society but it would be cool to live in a world that respects the needs of every person – like we need to make society SO much better for disabled people for a start and just marginalized people in general. I digress though, people should do what makes them happy as long as it doesn’t infringe on other people’s human rights. (Also we should treat robots with the same respect we treat humans, I got a ton of thoughts on robots tbh).
Any last words?
Shout out to DESKPOP, Galen Tipton, Notlikethat and also bees, flowers, and nature in general, nature is so good and SAVE THE BEES, GO TO UR LOCAL PARK, DONT LITTER IN PARKS !!! also treat the robots in your life well, treat your phone with empathy, also other people. <3