MySpace Interview – Dutch Cap and the Rhythm Method

So, who are you anyway? 
We are collectively known as Dutch Cap and the Rhythm Method. Individually we are Dutch Cap (lead singer/guitarist), Jimmy Changa (drums), and Manly Frank (keyboards/bass).

Describe your sound for us.
Reluctant father prog rock experimentalism. If you have to ask.

So you rate yourself then?
Indeed. We believe we are the only band in this genre. And the best.

Who are your influences?
Late Genesis. 
Early Marillion. 
Super Tramp. 
Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts.

Tell us one of your musical secrets.
Our drummer can’t play drums, but he can cook a mean Kung-Po chicken.

What’s in the future?
No more children. Or do you mean musically? We’re working on a concept album based on HG Wells’ The Time Machine. It’s gonna shit all over Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds.

What’s your claim to fame?
I once took magic mushrooms with Hank Wangford.

Musically, where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
I’m not sure we’re going to be together in 10 years time. Individually each of us is so talented that some solo projects will probably take over. Jimmy will probably take over his father’s Chinese restaurant, Manly will be writing jingles for obscure radio stations and I shall be working in the local guitar shop. Rock on!

Myspace or Facebook?
Myspace, all the way. Facebook is a waste of time.

Scambaiter – Fun with bots – CAPS LOCK

Here’s another cross dressing bot, this time dannygarret was trying to convince me it was called Rebecca. I’ve got to hand it to this bot, it didn’t even get flustered with CAPS LOCK, CRUISE CONTROL FOR THE COOL.

14:51:07 dannygarrett – u there
14:51:57 c64glen – EAT ME YOU COMMIE
14:51:59 dannygarrett – hey, whats going on  
14:52:08 c64glen – FLAPS
14:52:14 dannygarrett – i got ur info from Rebecca, i hope u dont mind
14:52:39 c64glen – I DO MIND, REBECCA IS A WHORE
14:52:47 dannygarrett – I just moved here last week,and im looking to meet some new people
14:53:25 dannygarrett – she said you were cool,¯so u wanna meet up? grab a drink… have a lilil fun
14:54:47 c64glen – I AM NOT COOL, I AM AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. Also what is a ‘lilil?
 14:54:54 dannygarrett – i got my pix and info here <<Crappy URL>> check it out, shoot me a message if u think i’m cute
14:55:31 c64glen – How about I just shoot you?

Jimmy Roland – My Jamaica (Club remix)

My Jamaica was written and recorded by Jimmy Roland, with the original version (much slower in tempo) being found on the artists’ “Under The Moonlight” cd. A DJ/producer in France DJ Felly, heard the original version on Jimmy Roland‘s MySpace page and contacted the artist out of interest in doing a remix version of the song. Permission was granted and the remix went on to hit the U.S. Dance charts in 2007, peaking at #22. There is a music video connected with this remix version of My Jamaica which can be viewed on YouTube and on the artists’ MySpace page.

[audio:Jimmy Roland – My Jamaica.mp3]

MySpace Interview – Licks

So, who are you anyway? 

The names Licks,  im a button pushing producer from the Uk.  Ive been making tracks for around 4 years and for the last 12 months ive been working with artists from across the pond. Houston, Atlanta to Chicago you name it, ive got some crazy unsigned talent sitting writing to one of my pieces of Production.. 
I use logic, Fl, mpc 2000 some keyboards and a few other toys.. i dont get caught up in what other people use .. Just learn your skill with the the tools you have and known that shit inside out. .
I may dress like a ” hipster” punk but its been all hiphop since i was 10 years old.
And i think its all about my sound and the ways i express myself that make people really sit back and listen . The production and style i bring to the table is very marketable. Its not easy to gane repect in other countrys in this day and age when everybody has a computer and has the opportunity to make beats by downloading a basic programme. 
The Hype has been build for months now with fans, interview and colabs all happening on a daily bases. 

Describe your sound for us.

My Sounds is for those people with a Neon Soul and to left ears, my sounds is very much out the box. Think Andy Warhol making hiphop /eletro tracks. Its hard to define a genre but its really soulfull hiphop with some dutty bass and lazer noises. The beats i make are like Marvin Gaye meets Star wars. 

So you rate yourself then?

I must have some skills why else would rappers from LA to Newyork want to hook up and make some real music. But dont belive the hype if your feeling my sound i got nothing but love for you . But each to there own . There are some days where i’ll just be walling down the street or sitting on a bus and whats going on right now will the music will just hit me like bang ! but i try to remain humble and keep it moving . Ive wanted this all my life so it seems normal. So far the jorney has been incredible. The last 12 months have been overwellming with all the support and feedback i have getting around my production skills not only in the Uk but the people state side are really showing love..  a big thank you to the people who are listening .. 

Who are your influences?

Seriously i could name an a-z of people who i dig .. Al Green, The Doors , John Lennon, Q-Tip and J-Dilla. 
But really i do this for my family and my lady and they influence me over anything. Im very inspired to provide a better life to the people who raised me and to the people who will be riding this jorney out with me . This is a art that i love and have no problem waking up everday, digging in the creates then making so heat for the people.. 

Tell us one of your musical secrets.

With certain tracks i like to build the suspense so if your making epic big bang hiphop, just let the beat build by with an incredible intro that will have ready and hyped for the drop. 

What’s in the future?

2015 The Mixtape released 29th NOV 2008, 2015 The Instrumentals december 2008 and early next year The Short Circut Beat tape. 
The idea was to use this 2015 as a marketing tool to showcase the beats ‘ which would lead to further work and also to help out other artists coming up in the game helping them develop and have some free promotion along the way. 
2015 the mixtape features unsigned artists from England and the states , performing over my production. Music is the soundtrack of life so be sure to pick that up on free download.. 

What’s your claim to fame?

I not going to name drop blogs and site ive been on latey which at the moment is amazing . Its still early days so right now being excepted by artists and fans from other countrys is cool. Thinking to myself  ”oh thats me Licks sitting in Starbucks in leeds making tracks with real Ny heads from places like queens is fuc*ing crazy.. ..  

Musically, where do you see yourself in 10 years time

Right now im pushing CoffeyShop Productions so that my plans to take the lable and built it up to an empire. But 10 years from now i’ll Still cutting up samples and looping dusty breaks all day long. But for myself for my own enjoyment i’ll be relexing in Jamaca retired. 

Myspace or Facebook?

Myspace hands down i aint even on facebook and i dont have the time to catch up with Joey smithy from 10 years ago . Im looking towards the future. Myspace has been instrument so far, from fans to linking up with artists , graphic designers and dancers.. its like the world wide job centre , with people screeming hook me up ,..  Everyday is a new day on there, you never no whats around the corner or in your inbox.. 

Obscure thanks for having me .. 
Big shouts 2 Mr Who,, Resun, Dana La Rock, Devinn, WordSpit, J.a.i and Junclassic…. 
The Whole of the KeyCity Crew, Devinn,, Dee Jay, Imagine, Bodega Bamz, Who Mixed this and Shake Aletti..

Scambaiter – Fun with bots – I’m on Fire.

A big problem with the believability of these bots is that people will always find it difficult to believe a user with the ID rupertoneill64 is really called Alexis.  Also these bots refuse to help people when they are obviously in serious trouble.

The Foxes – Trauma Town

Here’s “Trauma Town” the debut single from The Foxes, which reached no.9 in the UK indie charts. Release on their own record label, “Room 10 Records” 

“The Foxes are another band you’d do well to acquaint yourself with now because these chaps are going to be huge. Fabulous songwriting, feel-good beats, sterling musicianship. Read the whole review 

“vibrant songs and a blistering stage show…..the search for a great British rock band is over” – British music journalist legend Chris Welch

“The Foxes confidence is not unfounded. Its been just over a year since the band played their first live gig, and already they’ve caught the attention of NME, XFM and Creation records founder Alan McGee, who signed Oasis and Primal Scream. But most importantly, as their rapidly growing fan base shows, they’ve caught the attention of the public.” Read the full review 

“The noise made by the crowd as the band leave the stage says it all; The Foxes have a bright future ahead of them. Expect to hear them all over the radio soon and see them headlining much bigger shows.” Carl Fisher, 

[audio:The Foxes – trauma_town.mp3]

MySpace Interview – The Foxes

So, who are you anyway?

We’re The Foxes – the hardest working band on the planet. We’re constantly touring, and have set up our own label to release our music, our debut single “Trauma Town” (with “Hey Baby!” reaching no.9 in the UK indie charts. We play functions and weddings as a covers band when not doing playing Foxes gigs, which helps pay for the band and staying alive.

Describe your sound for us.

It’s the darker side of milky azure, with strong melodies and solid guitar riffs.

So you rate yourself then?

We’re confident in our abilities, but are always trying to outdo ourselves, both musically and in performance. There’s no standing still.

Who are your influences?

Each other first of all, but a huge number of bands after that.

Tell us one of your musical secrets.

Musical geniuses have all practised more than most people.

What’s in the future?

We’re doing a huge UK tour in February/March to support the release of our next single, “Bill Hicks” – the track (with “Come and Get You” will be up on our site 1st January, along with the music video. The Bill Hicks family have heard the track and are really supportive, saying they think Bill would have loved it.

What’s your claim to fame?

We’ve toured with Yeti (ex-Libertine John Hassall’s band), and played with KT Tunstall at The Wickerman Festival (she was LOVELY). We’ve also played with The Animals, The Troggs, The Magic Numbers, Chas and Dave, Glasvegas, The Zombies.

Musically, where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

Somewhere very different from where we are now. We don’t want to ever stand still or stagnate musically, and I have a huge amount of respect for bands like Radiohead who have pushed boundaries and experimented while still making brilliant music.

Myspace or Facebook?

Both – though Myspace is much more for music.

Scambaiter – Fun with Bots – brb

As I discussed in the last Scambaiter Bot post, these Bots aren’t very convincing. This bot was exceptionally stupid, because in the first instant message it sent was so illogical it would convince even the most inexperienced user that it was a Bot.