It’s Breed’s 2nd Birthday tomorrow night and what better birthday present than Pleasure Cruiser being back in town! He joins his former partners-in-crime Rex The Dog and RUFUS&Bambi in the Dalston Superstore laser basement for one night only before he jets it back to his new home in Tokyo! We caught up with this busy boy in between participating in this year’s Red Bull Music Academy in New York, running his record label Organic Art Movement and recording his own music…
What prompted your recent move to Tokyo? A shake-up from London nightlife?
I just wanted something different I think. I certainly got that by moving to Tokyo, it’s a world apart from London. Both are great cities though, but for now Tokyo is my home!
Tell us about you current project AMPC…
AMPC is a new project I started with another Tokyo based artist called Acidmann, we perform live together with our original productions and vocals. It’s very exciting and we’ve been getting great reactions so far.
What other projects are you working on over there?
I’m working on a sound design company with a composer, we’re producing music for advertisements, anime and film. I just started working as a model (with some very Lost In Translation moments so far) and am teaching English too. There is plenty to keep me on my toes over there, it’s an expensive city so gotta keep working hard and making a little hustle.
What are your favourite Tokyo dancefloors?
I’ve been lucky enough to play at Womb, Ageha, Vision Sound Museum and my favourite Eleven, which has unfortunately just been shut down.
How did you come to be a participant in this years RBMA in NYC?
I filled out the mammoth questionnaire, submitted some music and hoped for the best. I’d definitely recommend anyone to get involved it’s been the best musical experience of my career thus far.
What’s been the best moment from it?
Late-night red wine drinking studio sessions with Benjamin Damage and Mathew Jonson. As well as getting to DJ to a more-than-up-for-it crowd in Tamanny Hall in Brooklyn.
As one of the original residents of Breed it’s great to see you back again! Have you missed it?
I’ve missed it a lot. Dalston Superstore has one of the best crowds and energetic dance floors I’ve ever experienced. I’ve missed getting drunk and DJing with Elena (RUFUS&Bambi) and Jake (Rex The Dog) a lot! They’ve said they will hide the vodka from me for this one, but I’m gonna find it hehe.
Are there any Japanese musical gems you’ll be treating the DSS laser basement to?
Oh yea, a bit of Yellow Magic Orchestra will go down well!
One of the members of the band, Ryuichi Sakamoto, was a lecturer at the academy in New York it was great to meet him!
If you could only ever use one piece hardware to make music for the rest of your life which one would it be?
A Roland 808 Drum Machine.
What’s next for your record label Organic Art Movement?
We’re releasing an EP from London based artists Morgan Hood with two fantastic remixes from Ejeca and Monika Ross.
Join Pleasure Cruiser for Breed with Rex The Dog this Friday 7th June at Dalston Superstore from 9pm – 3am.