On Deck: Electronic Music Producer Ben Samples Loves (And Remixes) The Weeknd
Currently Jamming: The Weeknd, Dark Sky, Amon Tobin and a little bit of Gladkill's Coachella mix
"I actually just released a remix of The Weeknd I did on my Chill Works Vol. 2 EP. It's some more mellow, sexier type music. I think maybe I'm in awe of Amon Tobin because his music is not dance music. It's listening music. It's super cerebral and that's what I'm into. I just really like hearing something different. This Dark Sky mix I downloaded is also really dope."
Pulls Inspiration From: Painting his Boba Fett helmet during recording breaks.
"I really love doing art projects. I started making music full time and I poured so much energy into it that sometimes it became overwhelming. I found myself doing things the same way over and over. It's not that I run out of ideas, but I get into habits. It's nice to be able to step away and paint for a while."
Where The Two Roads Meet: Authentic technologic innovation.
"On one of my new EPs a lot of the songs are composed of just sounds that I make. They're still pretty dance-friendly, but I want to really use the technology I have to create sounds you've never heard before. To me, that's what should be happening to music. All the melodies, all the compositions, all the samples -- they've all been done before. I'm trying to focus on utilizing technology to make sounds no one has been exposed to before. I definitely have a certain sound, but I don't think I have a certain style. I guess it comes from thinking music shouldn't be just one genre. If you make every type of music, then you have flexibility and versatility."