Podcast Tuesday: The Invasion of Zomboy
Welcome to Podcast Tuesdays, where our D.C.-dwelling friends at MaDCap hook us up with the latest and greatest in the world of music and entertainment interviews. They recently sat down with Zomboy–a British electronic music producer and DJ–to discuss his quick rise to EDM fame. So, what did we learn?
In the beginning God created light. So, how did Zomboy come to pass?
“It’s quite a surreal kind of story. My whole background in music was always classic engineering and producing for bands…all my background was metal and hardcore, real instruments, real bands. I wanted to further that so I moved up to London to do my degree at the Academy of Contemporary Music… all the housemates that I moved in with, they were all really into electronic music… they just started showing me all this stuff, and I was just like, ‘woah.’ I mean, I’d never even listened to electronic music until a year and a half ago… And–this is where I get a lot of hate–somebody showed me Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex–and I was just like, ‘OK, I’ve got to try and do something like this.’”
Describe for people who don’t know what UKF is. Who are they, and what does their support do for somebody’s career?
“They’re an amazing platform for all forms of EDM artists, basically. It was started by a guy called Luke, from back in [Bristol] England… he started it when he was 17 or 18 just as a channel to plug his friends, and it started slowly taking off taking off taking off, and now it’s just one of the biggest YouTube channels for music… if you can get yourself on there, it’s almost like, guaranteed like a million hits.”
Word gets around that you have some interesting faces [live]. How would you describe the visuals just above the neck?
“I look like I’m having a seizure, or some kind of fit… I know all my songs inside and out, so every single noise in a song I’ll be mouthing it. I must look like I’m properly gurning.”
Listen to the entire interview below, courtesy of MaDCapdc.org…