20 questions with eljayII

8 02 2010

eljayii, originally uploaded by sizzled.

The artist formerly known as lil’ jaz has a new project that we fully endorse. This sentence has an array of links for you to click and familiarize yourself with his new and previous work. We asked him some impromptu questions last week that we feel paint a picture of the inner workings of this mad musical turntable scientist.

1.How do you like your eggs?
Over easy

2.How many needles do you go through in a year?
1 or 2..from losing them, not from wearing them out.

3.Do you respect wood?
Do trees grow in the forest?

4.Battle records or serato?
Both are born from technological advancement. So both.

5.Whats the best part of your view?
The sky.

6.How many hours went into making this project?
There are no shortcuts in this process. If there’s a quick way to make music, i clearly missed the memo.

7.How many records were used?
Maybe 20. Quality over quantity.

8.Do you sharpen your own knives?
Knives scare me. Accidentally slicing my hands while cooking is a paranoia. Enter food processor. So that would be a no.

9.What’s the worst typo or misspelling of your name you’ve seen?
Little Jazz..(but i hate when i meet people and tell them my name and they say “pardon me? Jasmine?”…wtf..do i look female? Its JasPER…verbal typo)

10.Do you still watch DMC battle videos?
Sometimes on youtube.

11.The first thing your daughter taught you?
“Love at first sight” exists.

12.Is the world ready for covert ops?
If they decide to make it overtly known to the world.

13.Soup or salad?

14.Longest you’ve gone without sleep?
In recent memory? 24hours..sitting in front of my computer attempting to learn html.

15.Who will you be producing for this year?
More music for the Rubberbandance Group, Arcee, and myself. Working on scoring a documentary…huge learning curve than just making beats. Others TBD.

16.Can music still be commodified?
Can Drake sell a free mixed tape? Quality over quantity. Trend that.

17.Can you namedrop a visual artist who inspires you?
Hayao Miyazaki.

18.How often do you remember your dreams?
Very often. But not all. Sometimes i’ll google them when i wake-up to find out what they mean.

19.What advantages do we have in Toronto as artists?
The diversity in the city allows for new lanes to be created, unique collaborations to be cultivated. The infamous TO screwface functions as a self-belief test. Watch it long enough, you turn to stone.

20.Is there any genre of music you don’t enjoy?
Does “Gino-beats” count as a genre?




3 responses

8 02 2010

lol @ “do you respect wood?”

…I respect pine, I respect mahogany…

8 02 2010
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20 05 2011
Cristine Thuney

I’ve recently started a blog, the info you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work.

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