Give us a little history of Mister Black including your work as The Unknown.
It all started back in 2009 when a good friend of mine had finally talked me into making remixes for Crack4djs (Crooklyn Clans Sister Label). At the time I wanted nothing to do with mainstream music, especially the top 40 remix end of it all. After putting some thought it into it, I asked another DJ who also had some production knowledge if he’d be interested in making some remixes under a new alias, he agreed. So, I came up with the idea of hiding our faces with paper bags and forming alternate aliases Mister Black and Mister White which formed The Unknown. After about a year, I felt it was in my best interest to eliminate the second member and make this a solo project, and decided I to go it alone. Now, The Unknown and Mister Black were two separate entities. The Unknown has become a faceless Remix Artist of Classic Party Tunes on Crooklyn Clan, while “Mister Black” is my main alias that I write original music and perform under.
How would you describe Mister Black’s Sound?
Well, I guess it all depends on what day it is!! I write everything from Mid-Tempo to Dubstep, so each track can be very different from another. However, one thing I stay true to is a healthy melody and ball rattling bass!! I strive to design sounds that I don’t hear in every other EDM track, which I feel is very important for the evolution of the genre. Especially when most producers are using the same or similar VSTs and design techniques. It’s crazy how much music has changed in just the past 2 years alone! It really makes me excited for the future!!
Who would you credit as your influences in your production?
Coffee, Cigarettes… and good old on line tutorials!!
What artists do you listen to?
Zeds Dead, DotEXE, Popeska, Vaski, Pegboard Nerds, Robot Empire, Zomboy… the list would go on and on.
What artist would you most like to collaborate with?
Any and ALL of the above!!
What the future hold for Mister Black? Shows, Ep’s, Etc.
As of right now I am just finishing up my second EP “Dropaganda” that will be coming out on “??????? Records” in 2013. You can expect 6-7 tracks with a Remix from my Future Follower Records Label mate “Catex”, Plus a colab with Hong Kong Rapper “Gold Mountain”!!! I have a few more shows booked in the coming months with a few shows back down San Diego, along with Atlanta, North Dakota, Florida and possibly Ecuador.
Rapid fire questions just to let our fans get to know you a little bit. What is your favorite-
BLACK… (Come on)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Gummo
Tv Show -
Married With Children
Drink, soft or hard –
Fast Food (if you had to eat fast food lol)-
Subway is as far as I go with fast food.
Car of all time –
1986 Toyota 4-runner
Song you produced –
Just Business (It’s on my new EP and its a sceeeeeeaama)
Song by any other artist-
Rude Boy (Zeds Dead)
Venue you have DJ’d in-
Magnum Club – Hong Kong
Airline for travel-
They are all shit.