“Writing music for girls who never end up knowing it, that’s something no sample can inspire. Thank you to all my muses, you don’t know who you are.” Perseus via Twitter, 2012.
Slow the music down and drop in some tropical sex, Perseus is the GSOH producer nailing pacific scale mixes. Naming himself after the son of Zeus, the illusive LA/NY/Miami based artist enjoys doughnuts and dirty house. Any other basic information on him is pretty much irrelevant, the most important questions that needed answering are located below. N.B. the exclusive mix Perseus has lovingly crafted (see our Soundcloud) makes the cut for i-D online’s top ten mixes of the year. Do the inflatable man.
Who has had the greatest impact upon your taste in music? Tied between Paul van Dyk and Isley Brothers without question. My musical input has been pretty diverse thanks to my parents and older brother.
What single track has meant to the most to you in your entire career? A tune off of PVD’s Politics of Dancing Subsky – Four Days (Gil Remix) it took me some place I’ll never forget…
What recently released album production do you rate right now? TEED’s Trouble and Jessie Ware’s Devotion. Both highly listenable from start to finish.
How do you gauge what you consider to be good music? Something so fresh (melody, production, arrangement) that makes me feel nervous, as if I’m the first to explore and like it.
Why do you reckon there are so many more successful male DJ’s and producers out there? Successful DJ’s/producers are often warrior types, in a constant conquest over highly volatile Internet territory. I think there’s a great deal of female vocalists/composers/musicians out there, just not in our market. (p.s. Nina Kraviz makes up for them all!)
Who would be your number one artist to collaborate with right now Disclooooooosuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure. 3′s a crowd though.
How is your music representative of your personality? Pretty direct, I can never withhold what I feel inside, it always splatters directly onto the canvas.
If money were no object what would happen in your most ambitious music video? I’d recreate Pan’s Labyrinth.
Are you a dancer or a sideline drinker? 100% Dancer
What you got planned for Autumn? A couple of European adventures and shows, and hopefully a 12′er (and first release outside my own label) on an outfit I have much respect for.
Sing us something before you go… Babe, I love you so, I want you to know, That I’m going to miss your love. The minute you walk out that door, So please don’t go, Don’t go, Don’t go away, Please don’t go, Don’t go, I’m begging you to stay.
Text: Milly McMahon