New York's DJ Lobsterdust has been producing mashups since 2006, so he's relatively new, but making big waves. He's becoming a regular around here and has been a featured DJ at the Bootie Club, sticking generally to mashups featuring some serious rock and roll. There are well over fifty different DJ Lobsterdust mashups available at his website. Check it out HERE.
Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with DJ Lobsterdust...
*Name: DJ Lobsterdust
*Are there any additional names used to describe this project: Lobsterdust also works.
*Members: Just me.
*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: "Digital deconstructions+reconstructions"
*Another genre descriptor: The popular term is "mashups" (or "bootlegs" in the UK).
*Is there a story behind your name? Totally random. When I was studying graphic design we had to create an album cover for a fictitious band, and that's what I came up with at the top of my head. I liked the cover so I kept the name. In general I don't like "cool" sounding DJ names, and this is an un-cool as it gets. Also, the obscure nature of it helps when doing google search ;)
*Location: New York City
*Original Location: Born and raised in Israel.
*What is your creative/artistic background: Played in a highschool band, art school, a bit of recording studio work, graphic design, photography. I spread out over alot of areas.
*History: Been making mashups since 2006.
*Motivations: I've always enjoyed deconstruction+reconstruction of music. Cut & paste, sampling, turntablism, remixing, bootlegging. Mashups are a bit of all of these things, plus I can answer questions like "what would Bob Marley sound like if he sang with Iron Maiden?"
*Philosophy: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, or, mashups are not a crime.
*How would you like to be remembered: That guy who made good bootlegs. If I'm still on people's ipods 10 years from now that's good enough for me.
*Web address: http://djlobsterdust.com