Interview: Crackazat | Soundspace

Interview: Crackazat

Crackazat, Interview, Percolate, Local Talk, Sweden, Soundspace, Q&A, Crescendo

 

Soundspace

So who is Crackazat?

Crackazat

Crackazat started out as a hip hop alias during my teens. Since then it has turned into my artist name for all my output as an electronic musician/producer.

 


 

Soundspace

Your Crescendo LP came out in March on Local Talk, how did the album come to be, and was there a unique approach to this project, in comparison to your other releases?

Crackazat

Crescendo LP is really an introduction album. It shows who I am, where I’ve come from, and where I’m going. The material spans my productions over the last 7 years or so. Some of the newer material I took a slightly different approach, trying out some singing, and live instrumentation. One has slightly more creative freedom when making an album compared to singles.

 

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Soundspace

And you just joined the Percolate artist roster, a step in the right direction?

Crackazat

I’m really happy to be working with Percolate. Many of my coming live shows will be through them.

 

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Soundspace

Yourself and the Local Talk guys are both based in Sweden, was this a conscious factor when deciding where to put out your first album, as I understand you are originally from Bristol?

Crackazat

Before I moved to Sweden I was working with FutureBoogie who are also based in Bristol. I had put out my first 12″ with them, and we were even talking about an album. When I moved to Sweden in 2011, They recommended I get in touch with Mad Mats, who they said liked my material. We started mailing, and decided to have a meeting, where we discussed the future releases, including an album. As I had moved to Sweden to start a life, I decided to start collaborating with Local Talk.

Since then. we have worked very closely, building up a relationship and a release schedule. For me it’s been great to work with a label so local to where I live. We see each other from time to time, and talk locally.

 


 

Soundspace

Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

Crackazat

You know what you need to know, and should not need to know what you don’t know.

 


 

Soundspace

Three tracks you can’t get enough of right now?

Crackazat

Billy Holiday – Lover Come Back to Me
Crosby, Stills and Nash – You Don’t Have To Cry
Anything by Leon Vynehall

 


 

Soundspace

Can you talk about any plans you have for the future?

Crackazat

I’m looking to start singing/looping, and playing electric bass during my live sets. As well as looking forward to putting some more singles out after the album, and I’m currently starting a mix series called ‘About Jazz’.

 

https://soundcloud.com/crackazat/about-jazz-vol2-8