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Asian Dan Interview: Mickey Moonlight

Mickey Moonlight was kind enough to answer a few questions of mine to try to delve into this strange musical mind that has recently joined the famous Ed Banger Family. All I can say is that Mr. Moonlight listens to music, a lot of music. Here is a quick peek into his, musical mind.

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Mickey Moonlight – A Big Ship Passing
Asian Dan Interview:

1. What is your first musical memory?
Elvis

What are your biggest influences?
Klaus Nomi, Sun Ra, Mariko Mori, David Bowie, Fela Kuti, Brian Eno, Mike Cooper, P-Funk, Laurie Anderson, General Strike, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Kwadwo Donkoh, Can, Poppin Pete, Coil, Les Baxter, Prince Paul, Cluster, Jon Hassell, Konrad Plank, Daniel Miller, Sly Stone, Nino Nardini, Vangelis, Christian Fennesz, David Byrne, Kraftwerk, Lauire Spiegel, Martin Denny, Roger Roger

J. G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, Robert Anton Wilson, Kurt Vonnegut, Anthony Burgess, William S. Burroughs, Alfred Bester, Bernard Wolfe, Don Delillo, Frederick Pohl, Doris Lessing, Jake Chapman, Michael Houellebecq, Michael Marshall Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, David Gerrold, Aldous Huxley, Ursula K. LeGuin.

2. You are definitely a new and interesting surprise to the Ed Banger Team, your addition shows how much those guys just love all music.

Most interesting people aren’t dogmatic in their musical tastes, they enjoy a wide variety music. I am honoured to release on Ed banger. They work with so many fantastic artists, producing distictly modern music. As much of the known Universe is rapidly realising Pedro is a very clever and charismatic leader.

What music did you guys bond over?
The music of our mutual friends.

3. I love that you are heavily influenced by Krautrock and Ambient music. What is your favorite musical era?
Always the present. But loads from the 1970’s, early 1960’s exotica, 1930’s pop, Victorian music boxes, the harp of King David.

5. What are the top 5 songs that you put on to dance?
Born Under Punches and Crosseyed And Painless by Talking Heads
Move on up Curtis Mayfield
Disco Africa by The Ogyataannaa Show Band
Township Funk by Dj Mujava
Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald

Who are your favorite DJs?
Nathan Gregory Wilkins
Optimo
Harvey
Ivan Smagghe
2ManyDJs
The Glimmers

Producers?
Jake & Dinos Chapman

6. What are your currently listening to? What do you feel is the next big thing?

I am listening to and loving new music by; Zongamin, The New Sins, Kwes, Apollo Sunshine, DJ Mujava, Findlay Brown, Duffy, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, LCD Soundsystem, Los Super Elegantes, Late of The Pier, History Clock, Naum, Bravo Fimber, HTRK, Uffie, Issakidis, Hot Chip, La Horse, Fennesz, Bishi, Rustie, Busy P, Roots Manuva.

7. Future plans for Mickey Moonlight? Releases, tours?
Album and occasional dj gigs and remixes. Some exciting collaborations.

7 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. sam

    nice read, good job!

  2. Ahmed

    Interesting, I wonder how he makes his tunes.

  3. hooiserpalace

    cool interview dan…but mickey moonlight blows…if he wasn’t on Ed Banger no one would care

  4. Carl

    RE: Hoosierpalace

    What? Are you for real? Expand your musical intake from “bangers” and “haus” and realise you’re an idiot.

    It’s a cover of a Sun-Ra song for a start, I guess no one ever cared about his music either…

    Oh, and great interview Dan!

  5. Christian

    hahah for some reason I can’t see Mickey Moonlight sitting around chillin listening to Uffie.

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