Tuesday, June 10

The Beeb Blog Interview: TREASURE FINGERS

This month, THE BEEB BLOG.com along with help from special correspondent Ernold Sane, caught up with none other than DJ/Producer/Remixer, TREASURE FINGERS on the last leg of his School's Out Forever Tour with Kill The Noise. We wanted get to the bottom of how he could possibly remix a Fergie song into something we would like...

SHUT IT! --Okay, you're right... we were already dancing in front of the mirror to Fergz.
Who asked you anyway?! She was a meth addict! And so what.

No matter, this guy is a megatalent whose def on the ups. Someone to watch.
Check out his Cross The Dancefloor (Fool's Gold) 2x12" / Digital EP feat. remixes from Laidback Luke, Chromeo, Lifelike & Curses!



Your remix for One Hand Loves The Other:
There is a band who we wouldn't have expected to have liked, but then they offer remixes from the like of Sta and yourself, and we're suddenly hooked. Smart. How did this come about?

They are based out of Atlanta so we got introduced to each other and they asked me for a remix. I did a remix of their song, "Don't Know". They loved it and asked for another, so I did another. Both can be found on their remix album titled One Hand Loves The Remix.

What is it usually that inspires you initially to want to remix and artist or band, or remix their songs and then put your spin on things?

For remixes, I just get approached by a label or artist's manager to do one for them. If I personally hear something that inspires me, I usually just use that energy to make up a new original tune, ether sampling the old track, or just trying to recreate the vibe of the original track. I do a lot of edits on my own to have for DJing purposes, but they are usually minor changes, either just restructuring the track or adding extra drums or whatever I feel it needs.

Where does the name Treasure Fingers originate? --And be honest!

I'm not at liberty to disclose this information publicly... ;)

You're a busy touring DJ, now with
Fool's Gold, what has been your craziest show yet? And paint that picture for us if you will..

Probably any of our 'F*CK YESSS!' nights that I do with Le Castlevania in Atlanta. It's an 18+ monthly party every first Thursday. It just gets completely out of control, it hits capacity within an hour of the door opening, the stage is always rammed, turntables getting knocked around, crowd surfing, overall just a really hype crowd.

And would you please describe the greatest venue you ever played in for those of us that can only imagine?

Temple in San Francisco is really crazy. For one it's a super nice posh type club, but they have all these other private floors that aren't open to the public with tons of statues, weird walkways, secret chambers, it's a trip. The other club would be this club in Budapest, but I can't remember the name of it. It was just massive complete with pyrotechnics on both sides of the DJ booth, vampire girls swinging over the crowd, vampire go go dancers up on columns, and the night I played there was a Hungarian Playboy party going on in the other room of the club. Pretty wild.

So who has been alot of fun to play with in the past? Any favorites in particular?

It's fun to play with the other Fools Gold fam, Klever, Craze, or anyone else I'm good friends with. I'm usually too busy to hang out with friends during the day, so hanging out with some good friends in the club always makes the night a little better.

Okay so, risking hearing something we might not want to hear, do you see blogs benefiting artists in anyway at the moment, what with the music industry changing the way it is?

It's good and bad, obviously. I think it's good early on to help build up a new artist, but could later cut into sales pretty drastically for established artists. I think as long as blogs play by the rules and only post approved mp3s, it's a really good thing for everyone. I've seen some blogs post entire albums without permission, which is really disrespectful to artists, labels and everyone else involved in the music industry.

Which artists do you think we should look out for in the near future?

Designer Drugs, Kill The Noise, Shazam, Louis La Roche, & Computer Club.

Who are your top three producers from your standpoint, at this very moment?

Laidback Luke, Miami Horror, Rogerseventytwo

What has been one of the most idiotic request you've been requested to play by someone?

"Could you play something like Beyonce, but with a dance beat?" or "DRUM & BASS!!!" errrrr you're at the wrong show dude.

And finally, if you could DJ at any place, land, time, or space, where would it be --and what would you play?

I think I'd go back in time to the early 80s. Probably one of the classic spots; Paradise Garage, The Warehouse or Studio 54, playing disco funk of course :)