Monday 7 December 2009

Interview with a Phantom

I've loved The Phantom's Revenge forever - to the point where he is now basically a rock star in my eyes. His music is great, he's French, and if you Google him, you'll find a roller-coaster by the same name below his myspace.

Tell us about yourself, what was your life like before you started churning out massive tunes?

I was finishing a master degree of Marketing, I looked for jobs for a little while, worked in bank for a few months until my brain exploded, and I said to myself, what the fuck am I doing ?? let's make music !!

First record/CD bought?

I think that was probably a crappy dance single of the 90's, but the first vinyl I actually bought as a music lover was the first Daft Punk album.

What was the first track you ever created, under any alias?

It was a track i made on Music 2000 on Playstation, the game allowed you to take samples from a cd, the first track was about a Kool & the Gang sample, unfortunately the memory card was not big enough to record the track so I just recorded on tape and I lost the tape. I would give a lot to find that tape haha.

If you could describe your music in 3 words or less, what would you say?

Random Disco House.

We love your tracks, but do you have any new stuff on the way? Maybe some collaborations?

Yeah a lot on new stuffs, recently i took time to improve the quality of my work and soon you will listen to new stuffs. There will be an EP on January including my track When Mr Hyde Killed Dr Jekyll + remixes ( and the disco will be back really soon on another EP ;)

What is your main goal when making music?

Having fun.

What do you use to make music?

So I use Fruity Loops, and here's a thing I wanted to do but never took the time, it's a kind of free EP with some of my tracks that were almost never published anywhere, it's all 320.

what an ass, i almost forgot the link:

Do you have a favorite VST plugin on FL Studio?

My favourite is the classic filter, and i think it's obvious that I alsolove to use the dblue glitch VST.

Who is/are your inspiration/s?

A LOT of people inspire me, if i had to choose 3 of them, I'd say: Paul Johnson, Breakbot and Quentin Tarentino.

What songs have you been listening to a lot lately?

Lately i've been listening a lot to the last Phoenix album.

Favorite album? track?

My favorite album is definitely and by far the Justice album, and my favourite track, well let's say "Reckoner" by Radiohead.

From banker to music mastermind? Who cares, The Phantom's Revenge remains at the top of the myspace DJ pile with his glitchy random-ness and oh-so-funky sampling. We salute you, TPR.



asdfffdsa said...

Sick interview. Not sure if he'll show up in the comments, but I've always enjoyed those black and white images of that phantom character. New ones are always showing up on his myspace. Any idea where these are from or whose creating them?

And "Reckoner" from In Rainbows is a damn good choice ... in fact, just about any track from that album could pass as a favorite of mine.

Unknown said...

I love this guy's music, always spot on remixes and songs.

Please for the love of god come to Stockholm and rape this little shithole with your awesome aura of epicness.

Anonymous said...

It's about time someone did a good interview with TPR!! Great job. Next time, try to get some new unreleased tracks, that would've rocked. But great job!!

PostWorthyMusic said...

Wow, I feel kind of screwed over. You lied Prez, damn you =b. Nah, it's cool. Great interview =) I wasn't really surprised when he said he used dblue Glitch, it's pretty noticable

Anonymous said...

id be interested to find the original tracks from which he gets his samples...does anyone know the originals to Late and Moondancer are?

Club Cavalry said...

Late: L.T.D. - Don't Stop Lovin' Me Now
Moondancer: Lenny Williams - Look Up With Your Mind


suze schulx said...

I heard the french don't bath regularly. just sayin.

Anonymous said...

i heard your dad doesnt fuck you enough regularly. just sayin

Boba Fettuccini said...

@ asdfffdsa: The 'Phantom' images are an old comic book character, the phantom.