MUSIC: PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVIEW (SUPERSUPER! VOL 2 #003)
If your bod is in need of a serious boost, check out New York’s DJ Physical Therapy (also known as Daniel Fisher) – his mixes (sessions?) are all about bringing some much-needed bodily wellbeing into your life. Hey, it beats spin class…
SS: Tell us about your idea of promoting bodily health through sound…
DF: There are two ‘music solutions’ that I try to provide. The first is active, high energy, high BPM DJ sets and mixes, for cardio workouts and ecstatic dancing. The second is stress-relieving deep house and other slow-grinds and grooves, for mediation and logging off.
SS: So if your music is all about health and wellbeing, what would be the unhealthy lifestyle equivalent?
DF: I worry about the health of people I occasionally encounter who just aren’t that into music.
SS: What are you working on at the moment?
DF: I just finished building a studio apartment for myself, so I’m holing up for the winter to work on original music.
SS: You’ve remixed tracks for the likes of Laurel Halo and Alicia Keys – what other artists are getting your heart rate up right now?
DF: I’m obsessed with SVA Acid – I played a show with him recently and his set (comprised almost entirely of original acid house tunes) was just stunning.
SS: You’ve played at nights like GHE20 GOTH1K and DIS magazine parties – what’s been the best set you’ve ever played?
DF: With Venus X and [Hood By Air designer] $hayne during [international art show] Art Basel last year. We played at this bar owned by Tommy Lee, on a balcony overlooking the dance floor. They tried to kick us off, but by the end it had turned into a completely beatific, delirious, perfect party.
SS: Do you have any exciting projects coming up?
DF I’m working on a remix for Inc., and my own EP, Therapy Sessions Vol.2 – also collaborations, and music with my other band Talk Story.
Interview: Charlotte McManus
Posted on 09/03/2012, in Music and tagged charlotte mcmanus, daniel fisher, dj physical therapy, music, new york, physical therapy, supersuper, supersuper magazine. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.