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 bank
Classic Samples and Loops in WAV and Free Download. Give Food to your sampler!
WOW! You created all this?
Not my own samples.
Classic old school samples
what else do you love to do apart from music?
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?
Chanson! What does mean quote?
Good Morning old man, and greetings on this day when at last you dare to look at the mirror of your past, with the eyes of the real world.
What have you achieved old man in the course of tumultuous existence, and who are you? The real you and not the extrapolation of your wanted desires and unfulfilled dreams?
Open your mind, old man, and taste the result of your self inflicted iniquities.
Your soul may cry without shame because you may believe that you have remained as proud as your own bloodline.
However, could your genetic heritage be only a figment of your imagination of your own chromosomes?
You see old man: You still do not know who you are yet.
It is a fact that you have been a factor in creating life…
What was a pleasure became a string of destinies…. children… grandchildren…
And the usual follow up of renewed dynasties.
You believe of course that you will be able to watch, through another dimension, the survival tribulations of all your descendants and attempt to guide their steps towards wisdom and love.
Your inquisitive and caring nature will probably resist the call of the master of the universe to join his own renewal through the absorption of your soul. Once it has left your flesh, blood and bones.
I know, old man, as I searched deep inside your mind, that you are not afraid of death. The only fear you may have could be an inner sentiment that you have not yet fulfilled some of your more attainable, and realistic goals.
Wasted or unexploded gifts, which we all possess and often ignore…
These could be the regrets of an afterlife, and it could also be through the line of some genetic heritage that one of your ancestors is attempting to reach you, and guide you.
Look again old man and listen to the real voices.
* written by my grandfather Nicholas Szynkarski- an eccentric, legend, philosopher, opportunist, a man ahead of his time. This is the introduction to one of his many mini-memoirs & fantasies mixed with nostalgia. He used to type it up on a dinosaur computer. In the days when we had to dial up to get a connection to access the internet. I’ve kept hold of one of his books. This is the intro.