at Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Hailing from Milan Italy, producer and remixer StadTkind has been producing for about 8 years more recently finding his forte for broken, jacking french house. His producing alias changes from month to month but I'm sure you'll agree if he sticks with what he's got productionwise he's got the tallent to go far.
Where did your DJ name come from?
Um... actually I change name quite often, mainly because I never know which one to choose. StadTkind came from the famous Ellen Allien tune, LeBatman is the name of a track I've produced recently (that contains a sample from 1966' Batman tv series), it sounded good so I decided to use it as name also. But anyway I am bored of names, I have changed tons of names in the past. I used to do graffiti also, and it was the same, tons of different tags :D I think everything and everyone in the world should be nameless, I don't care if people are conscious that is me playing that tune and you playing another one. It's just someone playing something good! There's no need to identify things I think. So I change name sometimes, it depends on the tracks, every sound suggests a name maybe. Now I'm using LeBatman as name but maybe next week I'll call myself Fat Fighter or whatever.
Can you name a record that first sparked your interest in dance music?
Mmm... about dance music my first love has been french house music, when I was 14 or 15 I started listening to Daft Punk, Modjo, Cassius and so on. I think the first time I ever heard that kind of music was on a bootleg Cassius DJ set I downloaded somewhere (maybe Audiogalaxy. lol! Years years years ago), the set started with Mothership Reconnection by Daft Punk.. a tune I still damn love. Love at first sight man!
How/when did you first begin making music?
Um... that's funny, I started doing electronic music eight or nine years ago. I have always loved any kind of music so it was natural for me to try to make something. At the beginning I was more ambient/big beat oriented, I was inspired by Orbital and Fatboy Slim and stuff like that. Then I moved a bit towards experimental music, something like ambient or dub. All things I've produced at that time are totally crap, I don't remember which software I was using but all that stuff damn sucks aha. I never tried to promote myself at that time, not even my friends knew I was doing that! Then I started making some dance music, five or six years ago... and I was a bit better on that, some friends enjoyed that stuff, but then I get bored and stopped for some years, the last things I produced date back in 2003 or 2004. Then last summer I opened a Myspace page (not as musician), just to add some friends... but I felt I wanted to start again doing music, so here I am now!
Do you prefer to remix other artists tracks or produce original material?
They're both funny in a different way... I usually do one when I get bored of the other. But anyway I never produce any 100% original material... I always sample a lot, so in some way I always need some inspiration from other artists, by remixing them or by using some samples. Anyway for the moment I prefer more producing some original material. But there's a couple of remixes coming on...
Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
I would like to work with many artists... maybe with some Italian new wave and Italio disco artists such as Koto or Krisma or Righeira Brothers, they are all still producing with the same taste they had at that time. If you listen to them you'll see the difference between be inspired from a kind of music and be the creator of that, it sounds always as they are deeply and truly knowing what the are doing. And I also would love to have the voice of Benjamin Diamond singing something for me.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Um... Maybe teaching cinema studies at university or maybe heading the Coachella 2018. Who knows :D
What was your highlight of 2008 so far?
Um... talking about music, as a clubber I have been to many amazing sets this year and I've been to a wicked dance festival in Spain. There was Uffie playing there and I had to chance to verify that she's not that hot. I think she's getting fat, but maybe it was the lights I don't know. As a producer it has been nice to see people enjoying what I am doing... in less than four months I have got many enthusiastic feedback and many DJ's asking me tracks to play. That's nice!
What are your plans for 2009?
Start a cinema studies doctorate, be interviewed by Cahiers du Cinéma about my thesis and play as much as possible all over Europe.
Tell me an interesting fact about yourself?
I am writing a thesis about a 12-hours french movie of the 70's. And I have a damn idiot tattoo on my belly lol.
StadTkind - Call Hooters 1278.mp3 (Mediafire)
StadTkind - Le Batman!.mp3 (Mediafire)
StadTkind - Killer Deffos!.mp3 (Mediafire)
LeBatman - La Maitresse Aux Yeux D'Or.mp3 (Mediafire)
StadTkind - Valentina.mp3 (Mediafire)
StadTkind - Out One.mp3 (Mediafire)