INTERVIEW | Carpainter
Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. You are playing June 30th (at Output) and July 2nd (at U Street Music Hall). Have you played in America before or will this be your first time?
This is my first gig ever in America. I’m looking forward to it.
Your music and the music on TREKKIE TRAX has influences from many Western music styles: UK garage, dubstep, and juke. When did you become interested in these styles? How do people react to this music in Tokyo?
I learned [about] bass music by the internet before I started DJing. After that, I started TREKKIE TRAX with some label mates who I met online. We all used to be into dubstep a lot initially.
I think that Bass Music is played a lot at club in Japan. Those people involved in the scene interact [with] each other online and IRL.
You mention that the TREKKIE TRAX crew were initially into dubstep. Which artists were you influenced by?
Thanks. I like that track too. Yes, we would love to release more US producer’s singles or EPs, and we have actual plans too!
Catch Carpainter open for Anamanaguchi at U Street Music Hall on July 2nd.