Where are you from?
My body lives in Toronto Canada but I hope that CuntyBeats lives independently of cities, countries and borders. House music is a universal language of peace, love, unity and respect.
Describe your sound:
I would describe my sound Plunderphonic House Music. Plunderphonics was coined by composer John Oswald in 1985 in his essay Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative. Plunderphonics is any music made by taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition.wikii I have taken this concept & placed my own unique spin on it to incorporate sound-art into dance music. Ultimately CuntyBeats is a DANCE MUSIC ANARCHIST but a HOUSE MUSIC VIGILANTE!
each song i choose to remix, is considered to be a "hit song" and the public has already projected their own thoughts, feelings & emotions onto the song when it was originally released & now the songs sit, metaphorically, on digital shelves in itunes as archives of past memories. at first I take songs & altered them with a minimalistic plunderphonic approach because i want the listener to still be able to identify the song in the remix. even though this all sounds heady i really just wanted to make songs that the listener will want to dance too.
Tell us about your latest track:
I have always been massive fan of PJ Harvey. From the moment I watched the video for “Down By the Water” it started me as a life-long fan of PJ Harvey.
The Hope Six Demolition Project is the latest album from PJ Harvey and when I watched the video for “Community Of Hope” I knew I wanted to do a Plunderphonic remix of the song. More precisely it was when I heard the refrain “They’re gonna put a Walmart here” that it equally spoke to me about hope and despair. As well it was beautifully illustrated by Director Seamus Murphy in the music video for the song when Michael Scott, music minister at the Union Temple Baptist Church in Southeast Washington, and his choir sang the refrain that inspired me to do this remix.
I also directed a music video for my version of the song. Inspired by a series of videos created by graffiti artist Kidult, I took found footage and combined it with graphics that juxtaposed the reality of materialism.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by the dance music community. It is the people I meet at gigs who inspire me. I have met so many people who through dance music have been able to spread the message of Peace, Love, Unity, Respect. I have seen different races, genders, sexual orientations, people of different religions, political backgrounds, different social economic status all be unified by house music. that is what inspires me.
Where do you see your career in 5 years?
Hopefully in 5 years I am still doing what I love but i'll be happy to be dancing on the dance floor.
Where can we check out your sounds?
Tell us something about yourself that the people need to know.
Similarly to many artists out now. I choose to stay anonymous because i want the music to speak for it self.