SNS: Rod, thanks for your time. Our team over here are big fans and we’re all excited to have the opportunity to ask you some questions. We’d like to know how you would describe your sound and musical taste at this point in time?
Sticky K: My tastes change on a daily basis. One day I might feel like making a stupid ambient track and then next hour I want to make a cross over anthem track it all depends what drugs I took that day.
SNS: It has become pretty clear that electronic music is quickly evolving and especially in the United States, the growing fan base is becoming increasingly more knowledgeable about the genre. Does this change how you go about producing?
Sticky K: The more people in the states become more learned in dance music’s history, the more references you can make as a producer to other styles and genres, so it certainly makes things more fun and interesting. At the same time this is why dance music in the billboard top 100 sucks donkey dick, because people are still amazed by a simple 4 on the floor kick pattern.
SNS: Who do you think are some of the most forward thinking artists out there at the moment and which would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Sticky K: The best producers right now in my opinion are Siriusmo, Hudson Mohawke, Canblaster, Skrillex, James Blake, Danja, The-Dream, Madlib to name just a few.
SNS: What are your favorite record labels right now?
Sticky K: Labels don’t really mean shit to me as far as an actual platform for music to be experienced. However, what’s important is that you sometimes have a certain like minded group of people working within a certain musical context. Like Sound Pellegrino, Club Cheval, Mad Decent etc. Then u have a label like XL that actually works as a platform for people to Adele and Tyler the Creator to penetrate popular culture.
SNS: What were some of your favorite gigs from the past year, where were they, and what made them so special?
Sticky K: I played with Switch in San Francisco in March. That was fun because I finally got to play a show with the man who put out my first record and mentored me.
SNS: Any place in particular you would like to play in the future?
Sticky K: It would be a sweet to play an underground rave in Iran cause that shit will get you arrested.
SNS: Thanks for your input, we’ll be looking out for you in SF, LA, and Phoenix.