Bank of Sound Feature : Marc OFX
Finally, I managed to get a few words from, Mark OFX. YAY!
What inspired you to do your latest EP -FREEDOM?
The freedom EP was inspired by all the floppy disks I used to record in my computer . They were old material I used with my mate Hootch Music
They were old samples from CD and vinyl
I’ve noticed your latest EP FREEDOM is crossing into the footwork era movement.
Yes I love to
How many beats per min have you used for this EP?
The bpm of footwork is 160 or 80
Who has inspired you to venture into this movement and energetic style?
A DJ friend introduced me to this style of music .Ilove this mix of hip-hop jungle and techno.
How, Why and What led you to have chosen your creative career?
I think I don’t have choose music, music came to me.
Like a evidence (more apparent)
Ok. Were. you born with a musical soul and passion to create sound?
No it came at 14/15 years old.
Ok, what changed in your life to get you involved in making music?
I discovered Jimi Hendrix and it was like… this is what I want to do all my life
Yeah, he is cool. Very cool! Haha!
Did you have the vision to make a certain sound expressing yourself as Marc OFX-?
I first tried rock because of Hendrix. But I was more touched by black music. At the beginning, I used 4 tracks tape recorder and after a sampler. The idea was to create everything myself. I use Reason essentially, a lot of samples and some hardware synth sometimes
Interesting. Were you influenced by Chicago house scene to mixtapes?
Where do you find your inspiration for sounds? what /how do you work in the studio
I was not so influenced by house but more by hip hop and later jungle drum and bass
I searched for all classic samples in funk to rap
I made a soundcloud page for classic samples to download freely
With my personal sound bankStarving Loop Machine
Classic Samples and Loops in WAV and Free Download. Give Food to your sampler!soundcloud.com
WOW! You created all this?
Not my own samples.
Classic old school samples
what else do you love to do apart from music?
I love my wife lol
What inspires you to keep making music?
I do my job for pay the bills
what does creativity mean to you?
For me creativity is the fact to could create something that doesn’t exist yet
oh, and who do listen to currently?
A lot of drum and bass and Jazz hip hop
Any specific bands or musicians?
Tribe called quest
What is your favourite quote in French or English?
Ooh, what quote of the Serge Gainsbourg do you like?
(song or quote ?)
Chanson! What does mean quote?