Mr. Feathers Talks Knife Cream Sundae Album and Lady Gaga Biting His Style
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|Time traveler and bass peddler Mr. Feathers.|
Since 1994, he has taken the elements of Miami Bass, and chopped them into his own brand of anti-music.
His new album Knife Cream Sundae is out on Otto Von Schirach's Triangle Earth Records. And tonight, he'll be celebrating its release with a live performance at The Vagabond's (((SHAKE))) party.
Here's what Feathers has to say about Lady Gaga biting his style, white girl prostitutes, and aliens getting down to his new album.
Crossfade: How'd you get your name?
Mr. Feathers: Umm, back a while ago, it was Peasants With Feathers. And over the years, it just got shortened. It was like peasants with the hopes of rising up to the path of fame and whatever.
How'd you name the new album?
Knife Cream Sundae came out of most of the hours I spent chopping up sounds and stuff was on Sundays. More than anything, that's the day you don't get people calling you up to say, "Let's do something." I work the hardest on Sundays.
You've got a song called "Oye Brothe Candela."
"Candela" is fire. It's like, "Hey, brother, that's fire," referring to a hot chick or something. Like, "That girl's on fire." I'm like 10-percent Cuban, 90-percent outer space.
Talk about another song, "White Girl Prostitute."
"White Girl Prostitute" is a song that's about a white girl that's living in the streets. It's not real. It's just something I made up. if somebody were to talk to a prostitute, that's what she would say, "I'm a white girl, living in the street, looking for a guy to give me all his meat." It's like a high pitched voice, it says, "Let me jump inside that pretty little ride, bounce up and down while I start to slide, up and down while the bass gets deeper," something about legs getting weaker or something like that.
You're like a poet and shit....
A little bit, yeah. It took me like two or three days to come up with it.
You got a couple songs with Metro Zu on the album.
I played a show with Otto and they were kind of our fans and stuff like that. I think Lofty and everyone else started to talk to us more, so I asked them if they wanted to do a track with me. And we did two.
What about "Boom Lab Dog Treats"?
That's just something I came up with. Like, if a scientist went into a dog laboratory and was testing the effects of sound waves and bass on them, and how they would respond. Then he asks, "Do you want a dog treat?" and he pumps up the bass and they all freak out.
You think aliens might fuck to this album?
I heard Lady Gaga has been biting your style with the costumes and all that.
I used to dress a little crazier [because] the vibe of my music was crazy. So if you think those people are original, they been looking at us since a long time before. She defintiely knows about Otto and Mr Feathers. She knows wassup. This has been going on since 1994. She saw me in live performances and stuff. It's not just a Miami thing.
What else have you done?
I'm probably the first person to marry my laptop on stage. I did it at this venue called Black Sheep that Juan BassHead owned. And yeah, there was a whole bunch of people witnessed that. I'll probably get credit for that in the future. The wifey's cool with it and everything.
How do you consummate a relationship with your laptop?
Right click the mouse and play with keys.
Mr. Feathers' Knife Cream Sundae album release party as part of (((Shake))). Thursday, June 14. The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. The party starts at 10 p.m. Call 305-379-0508 or visit thevagabondmiami.com.
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