“With the mid-summer release of INTERSTLLR’s self-titled freshman EP, the next generation of musicians will undoubtedly count Koko Bonaparte and Madadam as inspiration.” - Allyson Cooper, RCS
Royal City Scene: Explain your creative process.
Madadam: I like to sit in front of the computer screen until my eyeballs get dry and sore, then I take a break, get some eye drops, if it’s that bad, and maybe I have a glass of water, then I get back to it. I play around with the beat until it has that feel that I’m looking for. I’ll start with a drumbeat and then chop some samples over top of it, or visa versa, but there’s no set formula. I find that most of my beats just make themselves. I guess it’s best described as sculpting. You get a general loop going with all the chopped samples and the drum beat, and then start chipping away at it until it really hits. I use software as opposed to an MPC, so there’s a visual element to it. I can see every thing notated on a grid. I used an MPC one time. I was like the kid who can’t figure out how the toy works and so throws a temper tantrum.
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