ARTIST Q&A: Slugabed

slugabed is a music composer, protooter, CDJ & bongwriter. YUNG CLUB is super excited to have Slugabed’s WILD CHILD playlists for our yoga experiences. He's also one of the founders of the very cool Activia Benz record label, which has been talked about and mentioned by loads of people in loads of conversations. He's recently been flying around the world performing music in such places as los angeles, bangalore & lyme regis. he's lying about one of those places, guess which one. he's a hugely successful and really wildly talented guy, and he writes fantastic bios.

What first attracted you to being a DJ?
I think everyone likes playing their fav songs to people, right? when u r in the uber everyone's always clamouring for the aux cable to play u a cool new jam. being a DJ is like you always get the aux cable, and u get to make everyone in the proverbial uber happy. sharing something u love is always gunna be fun, and doing it in a club while jumping around is even better.

What do you look for in a perfect club song?
I like stuff that makes you feel some type of something about something. not just "hell yea lets get some more shots" but more like "i’m literally crying". although there is pros & cons to both. you wouldn’t want to be literally crying the entire night. it’s all about peaks and troughs. I also like music that makes half the dancefloor want to leave, but the other half lose their minds. It’s important to shake things up and not make it too comfortable for everyone, because experiences are always being watered down to have more mass appeal, across all aspects of our lives, and clubbing is an environment where there ought to be an attitude of anything goes, in my opinion. If we lose that then we have lost to the man, man.

Why do think music helps motivate movement?
People all have a sort of a rhythm bangin away inside them I think, and it just needs a little encouragement to get out into the physical world. Even the biggest clutz in the world can relate to a beat, cos its like ur heart and It’s like the waves and it’s like everything. It’s an ancient thing, and drums and africa and blah blah blah you get the idea.

How would you describe your style?
i wouldn't, usually. I can be awkward like that I suppose.

What's been the biggest influence on your style overall or recently and why?

I’ve spent quite a lot of time listening to my own music, and jazz and proggy stuff. I also listen to clubby stuff and rappy stuff. I like guitars and flutes and 808s and trumpets and the sound of birds. I think the simpsons theme is impeccable. I love oneohtrix point never. i used to record sounds when I traveled and try to find music in the sounds and then remake the music that I found in the sounds, but then my recorder broke. I’m not sure what my biggest influence has been.

What new track have you got on repeat right now and why?
[taylor mcferrin - postpartum (dorian concept remix)
][1]This track kinda has it all for me right now. It’s kinda emotional, but feel good. its got those nice jazzy chords. but also you can jump around to it if u like. I like the way it builds. Real clench-your-fists type stuff.

[1]: http://slugabed is a music composer, protooter, CDJ & bongwriter. YUNG CLUB is super excited to have Slugabed’s WILD CHILD playlists for our yoga experiences. He's also one of the founders of the very cool Activia Benz record label, which has been talked about and mentioned by loads of people in loads of conversations. He's recently been flying around the world performing music in such places as los angeles, bangalore & lyme regis. he's lying about one of those places, guess which one. he's a hugely successful and really wildly talented guy, and he writes fantastic bios. What first attracted you to being a DJ? I think everyone likes playing their fav songs to people, right? when u r in the uber everyone's always clamouring for the aux cable to play u a cool new jam. being a DJ is like you always get the aux cable, and u get to make everyone in the proverbial uber happy. sharing something u love is always gunna be fun, and doing it in a club while jumping around is even better. What do you look for in a perfect club song? I like stuff that makes you feel some type of something about something. not just "hell yea lets get some more shots" but more like "i’m literally crying". although there is pros & cons to both. you wouldn’t want to be literally crying the entire night. it’s all about peaks and troughs. I also like music that makes half the dancefloor want to leave, but the other half lose their minds. It’s important to shake things up and not make it too comfortable for everyone, because experiences are always being watered down to have more mass appeal, across all aspects of our lives, and clubbing is an environment where there ought to be an attitude of anything goes, in my opinion. If we lose that then we have lost to the man, man. Why do think music helps motivate movement? People all have a sort of a rhythm bangin away inside them I think, and it just needs a little encouragement to get out into the physical world. Even the biggest clutz in the world can relate to a beat, cos its like ur heart and It’s like the waves and it’s like everything. It’s an ancient thing, and drums and africa and blah blah blah you get the idea. How would you describe your style? i wouldn't, usually. I can be awkward like that I suppose. What's been the biggest influence on your style overall or recently and why? I’ve spent quite a lot of time listening to my own music, and jazz and proggy stuff. I also listen to clubby stuff and rappy stuff. I like guitars and flutes and 808s and trumpets and the sound of birds. I think the simpsons theme is impeccable. I love oneohtrix point never. i used to record sounds when I traveled and try to find music in the sounds and then remake the music that I found in the sounds, but then my recorder broke. I’m not sure what my biggest influence has been. What new track have you got on repeat right now and why? taylor mcferrin - postpartum (dorian concept remix) This track kinda has it all for me right now. It’s kinda emotional, but feel good. its got those nice jazzy chords. but also you can jump around to it if u like. I like the way it builds. Real clench-your-fists type stuff.