SCV Interview with Teebs on Ardour, Poo Bah, Brainfeeder, his art and more
Teebs is releasing a new album on the Flying Lotus label Brainfeeder and showing his art all over the world. This type of active yet humble artist influences us and drives us daily to keep creating and keep pushing in our quest to present top quality material for the internet masses to enjoy. The social advancements in the internet age have bridged so much, and artist like Teebs are at the forefront of this new existence of human connection. Teebs’ contributions to the arts are a gift that this world that can now share amongst everyone and given to more people as time passes, a visual and sonic time stamp and documentation into another phase of human life. We did a small interview with Teebs on his past works, his future and his new album “Ardour” coming out next month and we are very happy to share it with all of you. Listen to a track off this upcoming LP while reading the interview. ~ Erik Otis
1. You’ll be dropping your fist full length ‘Ardour’ on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder, how did that connection occur with the label and what does it mean to you to release your first full length album?
The label connection happened with Lotus and I sharing words on the internet. I hit him up and he sent me his number. A week later I called and was invited over to his place a few times and after giving him a beat tape he asked me to join the label or family as he put it rightfully so. Its a trip to be releasing a record. I never imagined that I would be putting one together.
2. What set up do you mostly utilize for your recordings and live sets?
Recordings is my sp, borrowed gear and various computer programs. live is the sp but all of this might change pretty soon.
3. How did your EP with UK producer JACKHIGH come to fruition?
We met on myspace and fell in love with each others sounds. I asked him if i could remix a tune from his player and when i sent my version he added to it and sent back. It was just natural and it proceeded like that. Back n forths. We shopped the record to a few labels but nothing happened and one day years later Jackhigh aimed me saying that he had a friend who wanted to release the tunes. Svetlana was the home.
4. You’ve recently done art shows in the States, Japan, Hawaii and Europe, what are a few of your most memorable experiences from your travels through your art?
Fuck ! man…thats insane to read. Seeing peoples faces for one though, hearing peoples interpretations. Seeing how the art speaks to different environments..like the design of the architecture and types of trees all around it.
5. How has your involvement with Poo Bah records shaped your vision and life?
Just seeing musicians run that spot is dope. Reminds me of skating. Its honest and everyone just gets it. Its refreshing
6. Who are some of your favorite artists out right now?
7. Where did your love for music and art stem from and at what age did you start to pursue both fields of your expression on a serious level?
Both from my older brother and skateboarding. My brother practiced both and was pretty incredible. Skate videos got me hooked as well. very diverse shit going on artistically…style was key. I started pushing my art in 05, and making music in 07
8. What projects do you have planned for the future for your music and art?
Another record and some more art shows for a start.
9. Do you consider your art and music as one system and direction of being or are they separated worlds?
Both are the same and separate. While creating, the logical side of things in my head problem solves according to the medium im using so I get reminded and taken to different places between art and music but the feeling is the same when creation happens.