10 April 2015 No Comment

BNR Interview: Jensen Interceptor

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1. Tell us who is Jensen Interceptor and why Jensen Interceptor?

Hello my name is Mikey…I guess my parents weren’t happy with my big brother so they made me.

2. How long have you been into techno/electronic music, what dragged you into it?

Since 1995 / 96, my older brother was into the 90’s rave scene, so I would steal his records & listen to them for hours in my bedroom.

3. You are running your own label INTL.C and also producing a lot of music, do you have anything else what’s keeping you busy ?

Those things keep me extremely busy, but when I do have time to myself I TRY to exercise & be more active. It’s also no secret I love movies, especially Horror & Sci-Fi films (although they don’t really help my insomnia).

Music really is my number one priority though. I quit my part/full time job a year or two ago to focus 100% on music, maybe not the smartest thing I’ve ever done but this year I have already had 2 releases with you guys along with another EP on David Carretta’s Space Factory label so the hard work is paying off.

4. In Purple Sneakers interview you mentioned that EMS VCS 3 or a Roland System 700 would be the analog gear you want to have if you could, how about it now, is this still on your bucket list?

The 700 yes, but I also would really love a Jupiter 8 along with the rest of the world. There are some new older style synths that have really caught my eye / are on my realistic wish list, like the Dave Smith Prophet 6, The new Arp Odyssey by Korg and the Oberheim SEM pro.

5. Tell us more about your creating process. The idea pops in your head and you run to the studio or you just come, turn the machines on and let it happen?

It’s both, there are times at home I have ideas so I will get my headphones & laptop out and work the idea. Other times I love to start in the studio with a blank page, turn on the machines and jam until I come up with something I like.

6. How do you feel listening back to your older stuff, do you still like it ?

Some, but most of it I can’t stand.

7. Once you were half of Light Year duo, do you ever miss that time?

I do miss that time, but not for not being part of light year, I miss that period of time, from about 2007 – 2013. It was a fun & exciting time for electronic music. There were no boundaries, music genres didn’t matter, if you played good music people would have a good time. There wasn’t a group of dudes standing next to the DJ booth all night debating whether the track you are playing is actually deep house or techno. People didn’t give a shit, they would come to the club switch off their phones and dance.

My relationship with Jordan (Light Year) has not changed at all, we are like brothers, we still share a studio together and continue to play active rolls in each others music. Just the other day I walked into the studio and he was working on a new track that didn’t sound right. I kicked him out of the chair and started moving things around, in the end it helped get the track to where he wanted it and he does the exact same to me all the time. Sometimes I even wake him up at night and make him listen to something i have just done and he will tell me “it’s shit, you have wasted a whole night, thanks for waking me up!” or “its dope, go to sleep and get in there first thing in the morning and finish it”. I think I’m very lucky to share the relationship that we have and I feel the more individual our sounds become, the closer we get. If we had our time again I know we wouldn’t change a thing.

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Jordan & Mikey a.k.a Light Year

8. Going forward from 2015, what would you like to achieve within music?

I have been falling down an electro rabbit hole for a while now. I have always been a fan of electro and electro clash since the early 2000’s thanks to guys like Fixmer, Drexciya, Dopplereffekt & The Hacker but never really saw myself producing it. However there has been such a strong resurgence in the last few years, with so many producers doing really amazing stuff like BNR’s own Djedjotronic & his Interstate 101 compilation it has really inspired me. I’d like to do more electro stuff with the goal of releasing it on more renowned electro labels.

I don’t know if this counts but I did purchase Alex’s “Kid Alex” – Colorz record from Central Station records in Sydney around 2005 i think, I still have it.

9. First ever BNR track you brought or illegally downloaded?

I don’t know if this counts but I did purchase Alex’s “Kid Alex” – Colorz record from Central Station records in Sydney around 2005 i think, I still have it.

10. 3 Favourite BNR / BNR TRAX releases?

Top 3 BNR.

Djedjotronic – Drum Program EP

SCNTST – Self Therapy

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Top 3 BNR TRAX.

Strip Steve & Das Glow – Calcium

Audionite – Adjustment Path

Maelstrom – Catharsis Part 1

 

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