Future Sound, Holy Ghost!
I interviewed Holy Ghost! (not to mention a handful of others) for Anthem Magazine's Future Sound feature, our version of Bands to Watch 2008.
Calling it an "interview" isn't completely accurate: Nicholas and I emailed back and forth for a few weeks until we got bored of it. I published the raw discourse and dubbed it a Q&A. Hopefully, it offers a unique and compelling look at the DFA-signed duo.
Check it out!
One of my favorite bits:
On that note, could you tell me a little about the MoMA opening party that you DJ'd at along with a bunch of other DFA folks? How did that get arranged and how did you feel about the gig? Were you purely the musical entertainment for the night or was a symbiotic dynamic between DFA and the museum there as well?
More broadly, what do you like about DJ'ing? What don't you like? And ... have we reached a sort of "critical mass" of DJ's? Are there simply too many out there?
As I understand it the MoMA approached Jon at DFA. The label has done a few events at P.S.1 in the past so it made sense I guess. As far as any underlining symbolism or connection between DFA and the Color Chart exhibition, I don't know. I suppose you could say something about a common pop aesthetic but you could also call be pretentious for saying so. What else? Oh, the light boxes on either side of the DJ booth were ours. They were made by Marcus Lambkin (AKA Shit Robot) for LCD's "Movement" video and have been collecting dust in the DFA offices so, given the theme of the show, Tim thought it'd be fun to bring them and play them with a drum machine (they're controlled by MIDI). I loved that people thought they were part of the exhibition.
All in all, it was a great night and I think everyone had a blast. I did for sure, but unfortunately I think we were the weakest part of the night. Tim and Tim's set was amazing and watching people freak out when they dropped James Brown was an all time highlight for sure.
Holy Ghost! - Hold On