We’re entering the new chapter of Big Up Podcast mixes, on the steady reach for a 100+ hours of quality music. Since we’ve had you waiting for a while, since our last emotional installment (featuring the one like Phaeleh), we are dropping two mixes from you at once! But let’s take one step at a time…
We present to you — the galaxy beat girl, the outer-music-space traveller, the mind-and-genres-bender — Tinker. 8-bit, skwee, wonky, otherstep, future bass, broken beat, and good ol’ hip hop — all made their way into this 30-minue mix from the lady who “rarely plays the song that you can sing along to.” Although you WILL find yourself chanting “there’s a name for people like me” somewhere in the middle of the mix. And it will be a good thing.
TINKER FILLING IN THE BLANKS
— Hi, I’m Tinker, and I thoroughly enjoy… wee things, sarcasm, new technologies, playing boardgames with friends, 8-bit video game sounds, intergalactic time travel, and dancing. But my greatest passion is listening to, collecting, deejaying, producing, and sharing new electronic music!
— If I could color my music, it would be… mostly Indigo. At a recent gig, I actually met a Synesthetic fan who explained to me that while experiencing my sets, she regularly heard/saw/felt the color indigo commingling with playful melodies. This was one of the most mind blowing compliments I have ever received, and I think its incredible to hear about new ways that people are experiencing my music. As I myself don’t hear color, I’ll trust the experts on this one.
— When I play a DJ set, I just hate it when… people come up to the booth with top 40 song requests… I am not that
type of DJ. I am an artist that is taking you on a sonic journey from start to finish, of new sounds, old sounds, textures, colors, and moods, and my purpose is rarely to play the song that you can sing along to.
— When I blow up as a musician, I will make sure… to travel to every spot on the globe and share my beats with the masses.
— In the music industry I look up to… other producers that are pushing the limits of genre, and creating uber-original and signature sounds. A few of my favorites include Baconhead, Pixelord, Débruit, Kuedo, Mark Pritchard, and Loops Haunt. Bonus points to those producers that have also created successful labels: D-bridge (Autonomic), Phaeleh (Urban Scrumping Records), Appleblim (Apple Pips), and Flying Lotus (Brainfeeder).
— The best part of discovering new music is… that feeling of excitement when I hear sounds by forward thinking producers that trend toward new genres, new takes on existing genres, or fusions of genres. I am particularly inspired by the fresh and
unique sounds of today that will most certainly shape where music is going, but are the first of a particular sound that I’ve heard.
— My current biggest musical inspirations are… artists and labels that are responsible for new musical movements:
the experimental hip hop / future beat scene popularized by labels such as Lucky Me, Brainfeeder, and Error Broadcast, Skweee popularized
by our Nordic friends Dodpop, the Autonomic Drumstep DnB resurgence popularized by D-Bridge and Instra:mental, and the eerie melodies and adventurous beats coming out of Russian beat scene (favorite up and coming artists including DZA, Moa Pilar, and Pixelord).
— My next project will be… my debut EP. I am currently busy in the studio producing tunes in the realm of Space Crunk and Instrumental Hip Hop meets Otherstep. Expect to hear more sonic explorations from Tinker soon!