Raw Juice Link Up presents » Plot Twist
Mix and Q&A Session:
Tell us about yourself; who are you, where are you from, what do you do?
I’m Plot Twist, I live in minneapolis MN. I make music, do graphic design, and fix things.
How long have you been producing & DJing?
Producing 15 years. Djing 3.
What is your favorite piece of studio equipment?
Every track I make has battery 3 in it. I play around with a lot of different softsynths, but the Korg Legacy bundle is the shit!
What are your musical influences and where do you get your inspiration from?
My dad brought home “Newcleus - Space is the Place” on tape when I was 6. My mom had a record of Balinese Germinal music - basically a gong orchestra - that I discovered a little later. We’d listen to an afropop weekly radio show on NPR. There was Herbie Hancock’s head hunters, early 90s hip hop/r&b radio, lots and lots of drum & bass records, tribe called quest tapes, IDM, and all that. So kinda everything built for me to this current climate of global anything goes rhythm driven, sonically inventive music.
Do you have any forthcoming projects / releases ?
I just released my first EP on Kingthing’s new Silhouettes. It’s called Ny Qwil. I threw an EP of rap bootlegs up on http://plottwist.bandcamp.com in the last month too. Up next, a bunch of bootlegs of my favorite drum & bass (you can hear a few on the mix), a colab with Mohegan Son, and an EP for Fortified Audio.
What other producers do you feel at the moment?
Pretty proud of some of the dudes I know from MPLS of course - Enron Hubbard, Connie Hawkins, Tennis Rodman, Neuport, 666 sound club, Westin. I’m a huge fan of Resketch, Hybu (both did remixes for my EP), Distal, Kingthing, Machinedrum, the whole B. Yrslf camp, Lunice, Hud Mo. And I always come back to Gosub.
What’s your five top tunes at the moment?
MITE + EWALK - Body Tap (B.Yrslf)
medla - anything
Helix - Drum Track (Night Slugs)
Star Slinger - Bad Bitches (Feat. Stunnaman & LIL B)
Kingthing - Waking Up (Infrasonics)
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Gettin paid to create. Running a label, puting out good music, doing innovative design work for major clients, raising a family!
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
I have some dorky pleasures (video games, sci fi, internet) but the only one I ever actually feel guilty for is all this damn junk food I eat lol. Gotta do something about that…