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Q&A w/ Black Summer

The table is set for another delicious Buffet. Our guest this time is Black Summer who has kindly brought along their new music video ‘Sadness’ (Featuring Chloe Campbell) for dessert. Bone apple Teeth.

Care to give us a gear rundown?

To develop music the software that I use is Ableton, I used to use FL Studio but changed because it wasn’t supported on Apple at the time. I use a keyboard and a microphone to also create my own sounds. When I perform I use CDJ’s to perform my music live. I am looking to incorporate my  drum pad soon as well.

Most people ascribe to one idea or another about how the universe began, what do you reckon about it all?

This is something that I have been really interested in for a long time, and have been thinking about it a lot lately. I think the Universe is a never ending paradox of being created, crunching and expanding over and over again. It has never not existed but it is always being created and destroyed in a continuous and infinite cycle. I drive my family crazy with these heavy conversations lol.

All touring bands know that no two venues are created equal. What are some of the best rooms you’ve played and why?

One of the best places I have performed is at Groovin The Moo. I have performed there twice, the first time was when I was 11 it was awesome!! There were people as far as i could see, thousands of them. I also loved playing The Wall in Sydney because it has a really cool vibe to it you are right up close to the crowd there.

There’s a full 80s/90s pop culture and music resurgence happening right now, are you into it?

Yeah I’m really into it, i think it’s really cool to bring back those kind of sounds. I also tend to use sounds that I have played with, from old video games in some of my projects. I love anything retro.

What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome as a band/artist so far?

I think being taken seriously because of my age is one of the biggest challenges i have faced so far. Some people don’t believe that I am making my own music, with social media I have had to deal with haters. I don’t really care what they say and have learned to just ignore it because I am doing what I love.

What festival is #1 on your list that you’d love to play one day?

I have always dreamed of one day playing Ultra Music and Tomorrow Land. So many people go there to watch you and I feel that if I got to play those festivals it would mean that i have really made it. Red Rocks amphitheatre is another one I would love to play because it looks so cool!!!!

How was your high school experience? Were you in a band?

I’m still in high school and in year 9. My High school experience wasn’t so great at first as I had to deal with a lot of bullying at my first school. Last year I started Year 8 in a new school and really enjoy it now. I have been in the school rock band since year 7 playing and learning drums, I have also been learning piano and just started voice lessons for fun this year.

Not music related…. or a question, but we’d love to see and share an image of your pet/s…

I have two dogs. A cute dog called Tinkerbell and a naughty pug puppy called Pickle. Tinkerbell is a rescue dog and Pickle is a ratbag. She is always stealing my shoes and hiding them.What was your first ever favourite song?

My first ever favourite song was probably ‘Bangarang’ by Skrillex because it was the first song I ever heard in electronic music, I had never heard anything like it before.

Where are people able to hear your songs?

People are able to hear my songs on Soundcloud, Youtube (Blacksummer Vevo), iTunes and Spotify.

Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?

Booseeka is an awesome duo they have a unique style, are cool and are really nice guys. Slumbarjack are really fresh, they have a cool acoustic sound they are really amazing live and have a really cool energy. Misogi is a really unusual sounding artist that has become really popular online. It’s like modern trap beats with traditional Japanese style instruments underneath