Motives & Thoughts
[BIRDFEED EXCLUSIVE] This week's track comes from England's Pete Graham!
-How long have you been creating music?
6 years maybe? Whilst I started out with collabs, I have more
recently begun to do more solo work. That said, I have some great
collabs in the pipeline with some of your own artists! (Dirtybird)
-What do you use to make your tracks?
Logic 9, although I have just pre-ordered Ableton 10. I'm excited to
try something new!
-How and when did you first discover Dirtybird?
Oh man, must have been years ago! I remember randomly stumbling across
"beat that bird with a bat" and thinking how weird it was - I loved
-Which Dirtybird artist would you want to collaborate with the most?
I used to work a lot with Chris Lorenzo and it was so much fun! We
made a track called Dorothy's Forrest using samples from the Wizard of
Oz and man it just took your head off! Later, we made a sequel track
called Dorothy's Armpit. We found this hilarious as we could imagine
people requesting it and confusing the local DJs. When it got signed,
the label changed its name (see if you can find it).
We had always planned to make a third track but never got round to it.
I would like to finish what we started!
-If your entire life was a movie, what title would best describe you?
I think John Wick... My wife thinks Lady and the Tramp.
-What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Before Kanye was...Kanye... he was amazing! I saw him at an intimate
club straight after College Dropout was released.
-If you could time travel, where and when would you go?
Easy. Jurassic Park is one of THE best films ever made. I would live it!
-What species of bird best describes you and why?
I think the majestic, speedy & deadly Peregrine Falcon..my wife thinks
a Puffin... my brother thinks the Great Tit.
-What does Dirtybird mean to you?
I love the boldness & quirkiness of the music, but more importantly
the sense of community and family between the fans and the artists
themselves. In the years I've been working in the music industry,
anyone I've met from the Dirtybird camp has just been so so nice,
which can be rare these days!
About 6 years ago, I was living my life as you do and checked my
emails and nearly fell off my chair! It was the big guy asking about
Marina Gasolina for DB! I called Loz and we were both so excited, but
unfortunately nothing could happen other than a free download with DB
because of the sample used.
We both agreed that one day it would happen and I've finally caught up!
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