|How long does it take you to piece together one of your soundscapes?
It really depends on the moment. Most of my music is some sort of war between samples and live sources. One side trying to infiltrate the other, stab the other in the heart. I do find the songs that seem to resonate with people are often quickly made, or the general outline is seemingly born whole from the start. So I’ve chosen music tools that allow me the most speed as to capture those moments best.
It’s taken some time, but it finally seems as though DJs, beatmakers and remixers are viewed upon as valid artists now by the majority of music listeners. Do you feel somehow validated that people do count you, Prefuse 73 and others as artists?
It still is a case of haves and have-nots. Right now it is on names more so than musics, and it is harder than ever to get one’s name out. And anyone with a clever mash-up can get fleeting attentions. Some may last and prove to be Danger Mouse and others will just quickly go away. I’m happy when people struggle with music and passionately listen. That validates any music more than a banner ad that leads to a purchase of a single and no more. But beggars like myself can’t be choosers, and thank goodness for downloads. But it is all fleeting as it should be. It makes you work hard for the next release.