I was never important to this scene: Josh console interview Pt 2
Second part of the interview with Josh Console in which we talk software, bootlegs (mash ups) and getting the plug pulled mid-set at Bastard.
6. These days there’s all sorts of software but what did you use back then?
I was using Adobe Audition, Hammerhead Rhythm Station and Renoise. I still use Renoise for everything, pretty much.
My parents computer only had a couple of gigabytes so I had to delete all the project files as I went along… it was pretty brutal.
7.Are there any bootlegs of yours that you think have withstood the test of time (don’t say, none)?
Never “none”… Ok, i’ve uploaded my personal favourites (that I could find) here : http://www.youtube.com/user/cryonmyconsole
But of these, it’s got to be Spintro:
It got so many wheel ups from various people, I still love it.
Also the remix of Jkwon – Tipsy is cool.
8. Were you involved with the club Bastard? What was it like – I never went.
Yes, it was the best. The first time I played was for 20 minutes, right at the end, no one knew me. It was my first gig that wasn’t for close friends, and I think Jonny [Cartel Communique] pulled the plug on me because he wanted to hear some Stevie Wonder mashups or something, I was gutted, in that instant I just thought it must be because my tracks were super shit, I remember he was really smashed. After I got kicked off though, Mike [MikeCartel]came charging over and was really excited and asked me to play again at the next one.
My girlfriend at the time lived on the Kings Road, so i’d sneak off at 11, grab a late night coffee, jump on the number 14 bus all the way and immerse myself in this completely ridiculous world. Bread being thrown around, sponge necklaces, inflatables, stripping… it had it all.
9. It all seemed to exciting and vibrant in 2002/03 to hear mash ups. What marked the start of the end?
No idea. I always felt kind of on the fringe of “mashups” and “bootlegs”, I was never important to this scene. It was just my entry point for messing around with music. I wasn’t good enough at classic A + B stuff really… I guess one small death would be DJ Hero, who I went and worked for. That didn’t really take off… haha.
It was fun though. I made stuff like;
10. And what is music’s role for you now?
Still a massive part of my life. I make music for films and theatre and stuff, as well as giving lessons and talks at South Kilburn Studios, where my music studio is.
I still DJ and produce as Pirate Soundsystem [ http://www.piratesoundsystem.com/ ] with Don but that’s taken a bit of a backseat now.
My new project is Goth Tech; slow and sad. Check it. xx [ http://gothte.ch/ ]
Here’s a couple of tracks for FREE download that show the Priate Soundsystem partners. The First is Josh’s contribution to the Parkspliced album of Blur remixes. And the second is Josh and Don together:
Cry.on.my.console - Lot 1110101111001101010105
Cry.on.my.console with Don Gola - 1010111.machines.no.longer.serve.you.!