|It was the summer of 2003 and MP3.com's active message board community was heating up as well -- with flame wars.
Along came Chaz Fanaro, looking to cut through the negative noise. He began to interview many of the musical artists who pitched a tent on the popular indie music forum. Others pitched in with questions of their own. July of 2003 could have turned ugly, but thanks to the interviews blanketing the forum, it became a home for insight and mutual respect.
The forums were wiped clean by Vivendi in December, 2003. The interviews live on.
MORE INTERVIEWS WITH CHAZ
"Trying to open a new light on eletronica"
Synthetic, Ambient, Hard House, ect.
Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, DJ Mangoo, Depeche Mode
MattCie/DJ Playtrix AIM:ZPlayTrix
Port Orchard, Washington - USA
Chaz the Spaz
DJ, or Disc Jockey, was a common artist name addition a few years ago, many house DJ's mixed their own stuff and that started a trend. Your music is original, so why the DJ?
My musik is very abstract in a way. I am trying to stay true to the electronica style though. I think I want people to know that I am a DJ, but understand that I play musik that is unlike the average beeping noises that come from techno.
one blue nine
What's your main axe? Hardware synth, soft, analog, wavetable, sampler? Are you more a keyboardist or a programmer?
[I'm listening to Human Emotions, now. Do I detect the footprint of Reason?]
I keep my software and hardware secret most of the time. I will say that yes I do play keyboard and guitar and yes I do program alot. I find that with programing I keep the sound more technological and not as organic. On my 2nd CD I really tried to get an organic sound. It turned out very depressing. I don't want sad musik. I want thoughtful musik.
Chaz the Spaz
How did you first become interested in music?
What are your goals and what do you have planned for your music?
I first became a fan of musik listening to stuff on the radio. Ya know, *POP* in like 3rd grade... Later I grew it to Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson... But needed a real escape, so I found trance. All my love for Electronica/Trance is based on it making me feel better...
I'm in a synthpop band now (Planning to make a CD with them) and I am working on a new CD for myself. I have no huge plans really.
-- Rick Munarriz