He met mate and fellow musician ‘Vondelpark’ in Wetherspoons. He locks the door and eats cereal whilst producing music in his self assembled Brixton bedroom studio. And he’s pretty fit. He’s Slime.
Listen to Slime’s exclusive mix-tape here.
Quietly going about his business, the man behind Slime (Will Archer) would pass time growing up learning how to play instruments. Struggling with the saxophone and enjoying the drums Will quickly recognised his own aptitude and decided to experiment with some solo work. Intrigued by the depth of sound he began to create alone. The personal, ambient tones this electronic mixing one-man machine resonates are layered, complex and atmospheric. Wanting to transport his audiences to a place of higher relaxation and inner peace, Slime’s slow-pulsing beats and haunting vocals are unnerving, unsettling and ingenious.
Constantly questioning his own methods, humbly stumbled across and discovered by a blog, Slime harbours the grand ambition to one day enjoy more luxury branded cereals but he’s not in it to win it; he makes music for his love of decent beats. Read all about it…
When did you first become interested in making your own music? Since I knew what music was, I’ve always had an interest. Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ was a huge influence. I initially hated any kind of dance music when I was younger because it never seemed real. But I remember hearing ‘Tocas Miracle’ on the radio and then I was like “yeah, I get it now”.
What music did you listen to growing up? Far too much Led Zeppelin. Is there such a thing as too much? Probably.
What was the first gig you ever went to? Alice Cooper with Twisted Sister supporting. Intense metal cabaret.
What artists would you like to collaborate with in the future? Love the sounds in Colin Stetson’s second album. Like to get a part of that.
What producers do you admire? Martyn, Caribou, RJD2, Quincy Jones. And the guys who produced the Bee Gees. Whoever that was.
How do you describe your sound? A beautiful place out in the country.
Why did you decide to name your music project Slime? Started as a massive joke. It’s such a shit name that it’s almost good. And it’s a strange contrast to the music.
What are some of your most prominent references and inspirations? John Bonham helped in a lot of ways. Mainly old stuff really.
What are your aspirations for Slime? An album in the short term, further down the line getting a live interpretation thing together. And then ultimately hopefully not have to do an unenjoyable job in order to pay for chronic and cereal.
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