Operating as both DJ Kingdom’s creative brainchild and Night Slugs’ sister label, record label/club night Fade To Mind already boasts names like Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom.
SS: So Kingdom, you’re obviously a well-established DJ in your own right… what prompted you to start your own label?
K: My friend DJ Prince William was asking me about it for a while. As time went on, it seemed more and more necessary – especially since we felt that Nguzunguzu’s incredible musical output needed a proper home – and we decided to start the label together. Prince thought of the name ‘Fade to Mind’ – it was his BBM status for a while, and just stuck. Read the rest of this entry
This LA-based production duo turned 1999 R&B jam ‘The Boy is Mine’ (Brandy and Monica) into an angelic continuous harp epic on their appropriately titled Perfect Lullaby mixtape. Now back with a brooding, dark mystery inside the dance tracks of their latest release Timesup, Nguzunguzu reveal the secret behind stripper music, and how to ward off evil water spirits.
SS: Where does the name ‘NGUZUNGUZU’ come from? Exotic…
DP: The Solomon Islands. We’re water themed!
AM: It’s a figurehead that wards off evil water spirits, usually put at the front of a canoe when going to hunt. We like the phonetics. NGUZUNGUZU – looks good, don’t it? Read the rest of this entry
NYC-based art collective/production company trio Thunder Horse Video make CG-music videos that are more epic than your average Hollywood blockbuster (sorry Batman).They also create live band visuals for the likes of like SALEM, Gatekeeper and Nguzunguzu. Where to from here? N*SYNC, obviously.
SS: Hey Thunder Horse! Where did the name come from?
TA: There’s just something powerful and awesome and classic and American about the name ‘Thunder Horse’ – imagine it airbrushed on the side of a monster truck, flying over a stack of cars. Read the rest of this entry