Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Seven questions... with Dextro

Dextro aka Ewan MacKenzie is a Scottish electronica producer who I've been a fan of for a while. I had an old copy of Consequence Music that I would always come back to or get excited about when tracks from it came up on shuffle.

I was totally stoked when the entire Dextro canon arrived on bandcamp and for pay what you want too... which I thought was remarkably generous. What's more... if you spend more than £2.50 on any individual album or EP... Ewan will send you the physical copy. I recently picked up Consequence Music and winded on CD. They sound great at 320kps but... sound even better on a decent hi-fi. The attention to detail and quality of sound is just breath-taking. I would seriously recommend his music.

Anyway... I picked up with Ewan via email and asked him my seven questions:


1) Who are you and what do you do?
I'm Ewan, I do a project called dextro.

2) What are you working on at the moment?
Currently (among other things!) I'm working on a film piece that will be used along side my live musical show. This will be used in Tokyo in April.

3) Who inspires you?

- Name an artist or artists who has / have inspired you.
Stars of the lid

- Name a place that has inspired you.

- Name some "thing" that has inspired you.
Fresh Air

4) What drives you to do what you do?
A sense of inner peace (when I have it).

5) What values do you wish your creativity to express?
I try not to think too much about that. However, the music always reminds me of values that are close to me, such as family values, being good to people, empathy.

6) What role does community play in what you do?
Not much really, because I write on my own mainly, although I value community highly.

7) What is next for what you do?
To make more music, and enjoy every day.


Thank you Ewan! Please check out his music... it is well recommended.


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