EPROM (San Francisco, USA)

Taking lasers and chainsaws to dubstep and hyphy.

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Although the world has its current collective ears on the cosmic hip hop exploding out of Los Angeles (see Lotus et al) take the journey up to north California where San Francisco’s club crew are bubbling in the cut. One such player is EPROM, the 27-year-old producer throwing down hammers with some darker, dirtier and heavier beat business, taking bit crushing chainsaws to dubstep and hyphy. EPROM started out as a 16-years-old on Acid Music 2.0, drum ‘n’ bass and acid techno. He’s since gone on to collaborations with The Glitch Mob’s Boreta as dancefloor banger duo Nasty Ways (their Lil Wayne “Lollipop” remix was the essential club jam a couple of years ago), Scotland’s rap veteran Profisee and now Warp Records are releasing a split release with fellow SF bro Eskmo (see his profile here). Watch out for the “Hendt” and “Lands & Bones” 12” dropping soon.

WHATS…
...so special about you, then?
I can't answer that.

... your motivation to make music?
The biggest inspiration of the last five years has been this producer circle that we call Song Club. Mr. Projectile started it, and the idea is we all bring a finished song to the club every week, and we listen to each other's songs and offer feedback. With a group of about four or five it's absolutely the perfect thing to help focus your productions and hone your craft. If you're a musician, find a group of like-minded individuals and do one yourself.

...your earliest musical memories?
Some formative sonic experiences include destroying my mom's classic record player by teaching myself how to scratch and recording with a kid's microphone onto a tape player and then manipulating the playback speed.

…the last film you saw?
Once Upon a Time in America by Sergio Leone.

...the best piece of advice you've heard?
When making a track, take 10 minute breaks every hour.

...better, dusk or dawn?
Dusk.

...the world coming to?
Despite all the forces of ignorance, racism and selfishness at work in the world, I think that we are trending towards a new understanding of ourselves. I see the internet and other world-shrinking technologies as a catalyst for self-examination. I think technology has taken the place of biology in the path of human evolution. I eagerly await the day when I can have face-to-face conversations with robotic AI. Maybe write a tune with one. Thinkers like Manuel DeLanda and Ray Kurzweil have said more than I ever could on the subject, read their books!

...the name of your hero?
Stevie.

...so special about your hero?
I don't have to explain that one!

...your worst fashion secret?
Sad to admit that I had a bowl cut once. It was tragic.

...your favourite website?
Oink.cd, which has now been replaced by What.cd and others like it. These are essentially portals for illegal music acquisition. I think if the record industry didn't have their head completely up their collective ass they would figure out how to attach a revenue model to sites like this.

...at the top of your shit list?
United Airlines are bastards.

How would you describe your work?
I'm just getting in the lab and putting in work, whatever comes out is up to the listener to describe. That's evading the question I know, but there really is no description other than the music itself.
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