Thursday October 26th, 2006

Pre Halloween Show Interview

By Ryan Maley of NE Local Music

Ryan Maley: WHAT WAS THE FIRST HIP HOP CD YOU HEARD?

Nytmare: I was exposed so early to so much I couldn’t pinpoint just one. Run DMC, Whodini, BDK, Beasties, etc. I was born to a teen mother; and was always around my uncles growing up. One in particular was involved heavily in the local Worcester B-BOY scene as an “enforcer” for the break dancing crew “Amazing Force”. There was always boom boxes, cardboard and hip-hop playing. So I basically fell in love with the culture itself. I may have ended up a DJ if my mother didn’t whoop my ass for destroying so many of her funk records on our home stereo.

RM: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE STATE OF MAIN STREAM RAP?

Nytmare: Mainstream hip-hop bores me now. If I HAVE TO listen to the radio it ends up being a rock station more often than not. It’s amazing the bullshit people think is hot nowadays. I mean, there’s an audience and purpose for all kinds of music but there should be some kind of balance. Right now there is none. In theory hip-hop should reinvent itself soon because the trend has usually been … shit is hot until the ‘burbs embrace it. Then the hip-hop core rejects it and comes with something new.

RM: YOU HAVE A CD ON THE WAY – TELL ME ABOUT IT

Nytmare: “Insomniaddict” is the name of the collective work, and there is no title track. It’s a mix of songs I’ve done over a number of years and basically each one is a time capsule into what I was feeling at the time. My style is lyric intensive, slightly dark and cynical, and sprinkled with lots of local flavor while I beast some sick beats. I have a few political and social statements on there that are sure to get me some heat but that’s what happens when your music actually says something. Due to some technical hold ups the CD release has been pushed back a few months but it should be in everyone’s hands this spring.

RM: YOU ARE ON THE BILL WITH 3 BANDS, CHALK FULL O’ WEIRDO’S. WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTATIONS OF YOUR “BILL MATES” FOR THE 28TH?

Nytmare: I’m a proud non-conformist so a bill full of weirdos is right at home for me. I’m adding some electronica-hip-hop hybrid music and chic singers to my set to get people ready for the carnage that will follow. I expect Revoltah and LSA to build the secret twilight society in attendance into a ridiculous frothing frenzy so that when the Deadites perform, a drunken riot breaks out. Also, if they could induce any nudity from the “Lil Bo Peep” and “French Maid” types in attendance that would be a plus.

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