A while back we featured Paddywack! and his awesome full-length “Tonight” EP packed with fresh, all original material. Check here. I asked him to answer a few questions for us, and today we’ve got answers. Revisit “Tonight” and check it out!
DE (HOUDINI): Tell us about Paddywack! the project and who you are as an individual. What’s a day in the life like?
Paddywack! (Todd Gilbert): Paddywack! began about a year and a half ago when one of my friends asked me to remix the Cantina Band song from the first Star Wars movie, which can be found here, http://soundcloud.com/todd-gilbert/mos-eisley, and was my first attempt to create electronic music. From then on, without real intent, I started to spend almost all of my time behind my computer working on new remixes and compositions, making the transition from guitarist / songwriter to producer. Right now I am currently studying economics at Duke University, so a day in my life usually consists of a good amount of music, a decent amount of drinking, and occasionally some studying.
DE: Who are your biggest influences as an artist?
TG: I have been listening to a lot of M83 and a few other alternative groups recently, and there are so many great EDM artists right now but the releases from Madeon and Netsky always inspire me.
DE: What’s it like being a musician on the grind in London?
TG: I actually do not live in London anymore, I moved to Durham for school about a year ago and have only been able to visit once since. I wish I could tell you more about the underground music scene in the UK but unfortunately my impressions were limited.
DE: What’s the next step for you? More releases? Touring? Videos?
TG: You can expect a lot more releases starting around september to october. Ive decided to take my time on any upcoming tracks after releasing my first EP to make sure every track is as original and detailed as possible.
DE: What’s the craziest show you’ve played? Tell us about some of the weirdest, coolest, funniest things you’ve seen in the business.
TG: The craziest show Ive played has to be the craziest show I didnt play after I got cut from the list at LDOC, a concert with more than 5000 people in attendance, less than an hour before I was supposed to go on due to the late arrival and prolonged sound check of B.O.B, the headlining artist.