How long has it been?
Sammy D! It's been some time.
However I'm not sure anymore if time exists or not.
Were you living in Nelson for a while?
That would be nice! No, but I've visited many times.
The last time I went there my friend took me to see the house he grew up in just outside the town.
To his surprise the property had been turned into a Buddhist retreat.
And now Germany. Berlin? What hood? whats that like?
Yes! So great. The complete opposite of where I was living before.
I live pretty central but really that means nothing as the streets all seem to go in a circle.
Somebody just biked by my window with a tuba strapped to his back.
What have been the best shows of your career?
The first ones ever of course!
Nothing's better than a party in your friend's basement
when you're a teenager.
I almost never collaborate. I should.
It's good. I know it's the right thing to do.
How has your production style changed?
That's really up to the journalists.
But I would say... not too much.
Like Bryan Adams once said,
"I can't help the music that I write, it's just what comes out of me."
Turns out he's actually a huge fan of speed metal
but has great difficulty writing that in that style.
whats your favourite musical discovery of the past 7 years?
Re-Re-Re-Rediscovering dance music.
Other cultural benefits of living in Europe?
Learning insane histories of different countries.
Nothing (comparative) has happened in Canada.
favourite country/ places to tour?
ahh, it's all pretty good! Everyone's the same.
Even my sister likes the CCC mix.
Are people going nuts for your funky styles?
hahaha... most times. You know how it is.
Worst venues you've played
Weddings in Banff. Corporate gigs for oil companies.
Terrible! Some people have no idea how to party.
It's really interesting!
Do you ever get vodka, beer promos?
Judging by the haze in my brain this sunny Sunday,
I'm going to have to say yes.
Tell me about your experiences with small labels
I only have experience with relatively small labels.
Generally everyone is pretty honest and a lover of music.
There's very little money to be made and I guess that's what keeps it on the correct level.
Expound on the joys of vinyl
Without a shadow of a doubt, the best way to own, listen to and appreciate recorded music.
How do you feel about boomboxes and cassette tape culture?
I miss it dearly!
Actually a friend from Winnipeg keeps mailing me tapes
and I can't listen to them because I don't have a player here yet..
I bought some tapes in Egypt recently as well.
I gotta get on that.
Do you prefer film or books?
That depends. You know, I can really only read when I'm on holiday. I have no idea why.. too many distractions in the real world.
local german acts/ djs your into?
So many. Been getting into Guru Guru a lot lately.
Mostly older stuff actually.
Cluster, Eberhard Schoener and the like.
How do you enjoy visits to Toronto?
Always love it! The last party was a bit of a high school reunion..
I wonder what it would be like to live there?
You call this living? I think someday the future will arrive in TO.
Who are your favourite Canadian artists?
I don't really know any other than my friends. I guess that counts though!
There are quite a few Canadians here actually.
We enjoy bowling and picnics in the park.