James Dalby






What is music to you? What does it give you?

The most spectacularly bizarre form of communication. My main source of drug intake, as well as fructose-based products.

What is your music dream?

To perform music alongside children with special needs like me.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The world's constantly changing all the time, I don't need to do much to accomplish that!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Whenever 'Ending (An Ascent)' by Brian Eno is played on some random TV show, It always phased me what it was called or who it was made by until I'd grow older.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Radiohead, Squarepusher, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jon Hopkins, Burial, Nils Frahm

What inspires you to make music?

I treat crafting music like building crazy inventions, and it gives me a good buzz when I hear them working. Also playing it to friends and family just to see how they react. It's so much fun to me if it's something absolutely weird.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

be adventurous, remember to be human

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel normal, otherwise a little tensed up, making sure a set works properly, but I'm aiming to simplify my sets and gain a better awareness of the audience in the hopes of feeling more loose and feel more energetic.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

By attending gigs, meeting people, giving them kudos, and sharing other music with them.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Self-confidence. In other words, learn to enter a mindset when meeting your audience and forget your problems.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Take some hints from the answer I gave on my favourite music artists, plus check out Iglooghost, Actress, HAAi, Alessandro Cortini and DJ Seinfeld. Also take note of Kora and Harp duet, Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch. I've also been enjoying "The Wild Hunt' by The Tallest Man In The World, despite his harsh voice.