Buku Music + Art Project took place this past weekend in New Orleans. The two-day festival was filled with great music, good vibes and lots of sunshine. While A$AP Rocky used his appearance to debut three new songs (“Multiply,” “Lord Pretty Flacko 2” and “Mmm’s”), dance music and DJ culture was well represented with a wide range of stylistic sets by the likes of Claude VonStroke and Zomboy to live performances by Empire of the Sun and STS9.
British bass explorer Zomboy (a.k.a Joshua Mellody) has been releasing tracks for only a brief period of time, but thanks to issuing down-and-dirty productions like “Organ Donor” he’s quickly connected with a growing legion of followers around the world. His sound, which encompasses a smorgasbord of dubstep, electro, drumstep and a lil’ bit of moombahton, has been particularly accepted in the U.S., which translated last year into a Stateside debut at Electric Daisy Carnival (of all places!) and a steady stream of club dates in North America.
“Americans in particular have way more energy than anywhere else I’ve played in the world,” Zomboy told us in this exclusive video interview before his show last week at Gramercy Theater in New York City.
Currently on the road supporting The Dead Symphonic EP, Zomboy also discussed how traveling inspires his creative process, his upcoming track with Lady Chann due out in March and why Never Say Die label boss SKisM remains the DJ who changed his life.