How many times have you been to Sonar?
Do you have a favourite memory from another festival?
Well, it’s been mentioned before, but I’ve got video tape of black security guards booty dancing to my set at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival a few years ago. Then it pans to a one-armed break dancer, spinning on his nub. I'll never forget that.
For many Europeans Sonar is the start of summer, does the warmer weather affect your sound at all?
Yes, the frequencies spread out into a more energetic and happy tone. Unfortunately I missed spring in Detroit from touring; I have to wait patiently for next year's inspirations.
For people not used to a Spanish lifestyle, a siesta is not part of their usual day. How do you approach the afternoon break?
With painkillers and a light lunch, occasional wine and cigarette. Good time of day for hip hop.
Sonar is very interested in new frontiers, not just technology but art, music and social trends as well. What do you think have been some of the biggest developments of the last year?
The lack of trends in fashion, or the trend to not be trendy in fashion, at least in America. People are starting to recognise personal style a bit more... I think it's starting to shift into music as well.
The Sonar programme is always quite diverse and innovative. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
Schematic friends, Jeff Mills, and lots more.
At this year's festival you are playing at a Warp Records vs K7 party, two labels with some of the more experimental and diverse sounds. What can we expect from your performance?
Something you’ve never seen before, a new exciting sound and performance.
Is there a particular tune you are looking forward to playing at Sonar?
Yes, unreleased music. Stuff to be released soon.
Do you have anything planned for the rest of summer?
Fashion, photography, all design and to finish up new music for some more releases very soon. Exciting for me.
Jimmy Edgar plays the SonarClub at Sonar by Night on Friday June 16 at 2:00am.
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