Danny Scrilla returns to Cosmic Bridge!
The label that introduced him to the world with his stunning ‘Flash Powder’ EP in 2012 now gives you his ‘True Sight’ EP. Including a collaboration with label boss Om Unit, drawing on the hardcore continuum and regression in modernist music True Sight’s soul-infused electronics and vintage sound should prove future-proof for the elusive soundboy.
We caught up with him to talk turkey about this new release, artwork
>>> and chips of course. Well, we sort of have a formula now..
Lets start easy - Where are you from?
I grew up in a small town called Landshut in the south-east of Germany. It's pretty close to Munich where I currently live.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
I don't think so but I'll try: spheric, melancholic, weighty
What do you consider to be your musical roots, as you have a very varied palette of music represented on your releases?
Hard to pin that down since I've always been interested in all sorts of music but I guess Reggae and Dub have played a vital role in my musical upbringing. I think the Dub influence is probably the most noticeable one. I think one can draw something interesting from almost every genre though. Just a question of incorporating it well and giving it your own twist.
Looks like you move house quite a bit, do you find it hard to setup your studio again after each change?
Well my studio, if you want to call it that, pretty much always remained in the same spot. I did spend quite a lot of time away from it the past couple years which has always been tough. If I don't get to create anything for a few days I'll get a bit irritated and I'm not much fun to be around then.
The artwork on True Sight brings fractals / crop circles to mind - is this an interest of yours?
Not particularly but geometry in general has always fascinated me and was probably the only math related subject in school that I was remotely good at. The art on my previous Cosmic Bridge release is also geometry based so it made sense to go with something more similar but maybe a little bit more organic like the music itself.
Are you an outboard gear man, or an in the box kind of producer?
100% in the box. I'm often being asked this question by other producers or people who book me and they are usually surprised to hear that everything I make was created with a PC.
What was the last piece of musical equipment you bought?
Probably an FX pedal for the electric guitar my dad bought me. Think it was one of those digital multi-fx pedals by Korg.
Talking of buying stuff, what was the last record you bought?
Must have been "Soul Jazz Records presents - Studio One Dub". Long overdue purchase. Loads of classics on there.
Got any gigs planned to showcase this record? Whats coming up for you on the travel tip?
I've got a few upcoming gigs here in Germany but just regular shows, no record release party or anything. Same on the travel front really, I just played a gig in London though and would love to come back sometime soon. Always have a good time in the UK.
Do you like Chips?
But of course, I'm human after all! Cheers!