Jookabox Junk

Eclectic beat maker from Indianapolis who fuses rhythms, which inspire and mystify.

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The artist formerly known as Grampall Jookabox (now just plain Jookabox) aka David ‘Moose’ Adamson originally mashed up his beats on a Yamaha DD-9, apparently that was a long time ago. Currently his songs muse over the joys of not having a pregnant girlfriend and retain a rather addictive air of the boy from school who succeeded in making everything seem easy, when in fact it wasn’t.

Dazed Digital: Do you look across the pond for inspiration, any English bands you are excited by?
Jookabox: Yes, Trash Kit from London.
 
DD: You cite Beastie Boys as an influence, your work has a similar eclectic quality in that it pulls from many references, have you always taken this approach?
Jookabox: I think I have always taken this approach, but when I first started it probably didn't make any sense/sounded awful. Over time you find ways to have it make more sense together.
 
DD: What is the scene like in Indianapolis?
Jookabox: I feel proud of the music scene here. Right now there are a ton of shows going on and everyone seems really excited about something - new bands that I haven't heard yet. A lot of house/basement venues have popped up with a good mix music being made, everyone is willing to work together regardless. It is going to be a good summer in Indy. People here will say, "Man, do you remember summer '09?"
 
DD: If you were not making music, what would you be doing right now?
Jookabox: I would be working one of countless random jobs I did until I became fed up and quit so I could do nothing for a week and then try to find another one.
 
DD: What does it mean to you to be the band of the week?
Jookabox: It makes me feel good. I like attention.
 
DD: Are their any sounds, which you feel you are bored of hearing?
Jookabox: I am bored of hearing that song about, "Gives you hell". We had a van with only radio, and that song is the only song that ever plays on the radio. I have probably overkilled the sped up vocal, but I don’t care because I'm not bored of hearing it.
 
DD: What would you like the listeners to hear and feel when they play your music?
Jookabox: I would like them to hear the Chi-Lites' "Have You Seen Her", and feel productive.
 
DD: How far has the journey taken you since your days in BIGBIGcar?
Jookabox: The journey has taken me very far. When I was doing that band I wouldn't have imagined I would ever tour in Europe, but I did, damn it.
 
DD: When you close your eyes and dream of the future, what do you see?
Jookabox: When I close my eyes and dream of the future, I see a bunch of hair. I'm growing my hair and beard as long as they will go. We played a couple shows in Europe with USAisamonster (RIP), and Colin's hair and beard spoke beautiful words to me.

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