Motion _ Interview with DSNT
I don’t actually know whether you make music yourself Oisín? Do you? Do you DJ or are you happy being a facilitator / visual artist?
I do indeed. I’d say it will be another year or two before I consider releasing any of it. As much as I enjoy it at the minute, my focus is a combination of the visual stuff that I do and planning stuff for the label and various other things. At the minute, I’m continuing to develop the video mapping show and have a few big things planned in future. I’m currently developing the video mapping project into something a lot larger so my main output will be audio visual stuff on the artist side of things. A lot of videos and a lot of work with projection mapping.
Is there a danger of taking too much on? Is it hard to find the time to do everything you want? Does anyone help you out, or is it a one man show pretty much?
Writing lists helps. I get help from Kapoor & Nez with the shows and they are going to start contributing content to the blog as well. I also get a lot of help from my friend Lyndon who runs championsound as we work on creative projects together on a pretty regular basis.
Its great to have a bit of back up, isn’t it? How did the collaboration with Dead Sound come about? I know you have been sitting on the tracks for a while now – it must have been killing you waiting to be able to share them.
He played Belfast for Paul Acroplane and I asked him to send me some tunes as I was a big fan of his release on Acroplane (Anyone that hasn’t heard it needs to check it out). It’s going out as a double vinyl. Hoping I’ll get it out for march all being well, because I’m financing it myself. I’ve just to wait on money coming through from some work I did to pay for it.
Putting your money where you ear is, eh? Fair play. You deserve all the best for doing that. Who have you lined up the remixes?
Remixers? I have got Xhin, Exium & Monster X. All four remixes are serious stuff. Each one is a complete weapon in it’s own right. Was so excited when I first heard them.
Sounds big. Can’t wait to hear it either. Are you going to do a release night for it? I’d say that’ll be like a victory parade if there is 😀
Its definitely something we’re talking about, hoping to do something in London, but there is a lot more planning involved because I live in Belfast. It’ll all be vinyl from now on though the releases will get a digital release the month after. Got a few other things planned with artists Mr Jones & Joe Farr. Got some pretty big remixers planned for both as well!
What’s been the most important lesson you have learned, putting on all the parties and running the design & music side of DSNT? Have the lessons been transferable?
Ha – there are many. One of the main ones was having the design work to fall back on to cover the costs of running it. Been an expensive three years, but definitely an enjoyable bunch. Think its always good to have something to fall back on when things don’t work or to keep you afloat until things start to work.
How do you think DSNT will develop over the next while? Where is the potential for growth?
Got a lot of plans to continue releasing tunes, I want to develop on the visual stuff considerably more and we hope to push the blog & podcast series a good bit more. Hopefully in a few years we will be pushing a really innovative AV show. I can’t wait to see where things go over the next while. I need to build a render farm for the 3d stuff I’m doing which will vastly increase the speed I can output music videos!