This Wednesday, April 11th stop by Le Bain to hear DJs MNDR, Safety Scissors and Prince Terrence, who are currently on tour with The Ting Tings. We quizzed MNDR about her inspirations and amazing new album …
Who were your musical influences growing up in California? Do you miss the west coast?
My influences range from experimental, noise, grind core, punk, post-punk, minimal techno, footwerk/house, pop and beyond. I’m also a slave to classic song writers like Harry Nillsson and Carol King. I like whatever stirs emotions. I miss California, but I truly love living wherever I’m at. I’m not tied down to any one area or climate.
What was the first dance music record you fell in love with?
The first dance records that changed me was The Orb Little Fluffy Clouds, Plastikman, Autechre, and PanSonic. The last dance record that I freaked about was It Goes On’s “Storm Queen”.
You’ve recorded with Mark Ronson and Q-Tip. Any other collabs we should look out for?
I did a song with RAC I’m psyched about featuring Kele from Bloc Party. I actually dream more about producing a record for a modern pop artist. I sort of obsess about it. I would love to make music with Ritchie Hawtin.
You’re currently on tour with The Ting Tings. Any highlights so far?
Truck stop swag. Check out my twitter. My truck stop game is relentless.
We’re thrilled to have you DJ your after party on April 11th at Le Bain. What are some of your all-time favorite tracks?
Why should we be excited for your new album, Feed Me Diamonds?
Because it’s about to dominate your emotions.