DJ sundtracka za partije u njegovu mozgu i režiser muzičkih spotova koji je pročitao cijelu Wikipediju. Jedna od središnjih figura već spominjanog sea punka (on je i stvorio taj pojam, koji mu se objavio u snu).
Lil’ Internet wears many hats – literally and figuratively. By day he is the senior director and editor at KarmaloopTV.com but as day creeps to night, he is a well-known DJ, producer and director who has smashed out popular remixes for Crooklynclan.net and Kanye West as well as direction in music videos for Fools Gold Records, Sound Pellegrino, and Mad Decent.
Lil’ Internet is currently working on a music video for Diplo, Dillon Francis, and Maluca, and in between takes, Romeo Cuevas at Antenna Magazine caught up with the Virginia native to find out what inspires him. Check it out
Apocalyptic Retro Rave from Enigmatic DJ/Producer ‘LIL INTERNET’
Back in June, our very own DJ Cal posted the video for Dillon Francis and Diplo’s “Que! Que!”. Y’all remember this? The one with the dancing twelve year olds and the 90s-style clip art graphics. (If not, click here) Anyway, this hilariously outrageous video was directed by none other than LIL INTERNET! LIL INTERNET, formerly known as RedFoxx, is the pseudonym of the ALL CAPS-loving, cheap 90′s animation aficionado Julian ‘Haterskeeptalkinumakinmefamous’ Foxworth (as he’s known on Facebook). Foxworth’s days are spent working as the senior director and editor of the trendy website karmalooptv.com, but when the sun goes down he transforms into super DJ LIL INTERNET! LIL INTERNET makes music for the end of the world. His throbbing, coked-out club anthems are the perfect soundtrack to your wild 2012 apocalypse rave party. So, it makes perfect sense that LIL INTERNET samples Britney Spears’ “Til’ the World Ends” on his blissed-out track titled “BRITNEY SPEARS ILLUMINATI GLITCH”. The four tracks posted on LIL INTERNET’s soundcloud exhibit Foxworth’s affinity for 90′s rave culture, moombahthon riddims, and cocaine (listen to “DMXICO [MASTER]” and you will see what I mean). LIL INTERNET’s musical style follows in the same vein as fellow rave revivalists Pictureplane and Modern Witch. Foxworth’s personal aesthetic could be attributed to the whole “witch-house” genre but even so, LIL INTERNET stands alone. Here’s some words of wisdom from the man himself: “If we took all the gun powder out of every bullet and bomb we could have fireworks every night.” true dat LIL INTERNET…true dat. (quote via antennamag)LIL INTERNET - RHINOCEROPOLIS ANTHEM (FAMILY RADIO MIX).mp3
LIL INTERNET - DMXICO.mp3
LIL INTERNET - BRITNEY SPEARS ILLUMINATI GLITCH.mp3
LIL INTERNET - I WANT 2 B FREE.mp3
Exclusive LIL INTERNET Mix
The New York-based producer/DJ/video director/you-name-it tells us all about his bizarro one-off concept mix shaped around DMX acapellas
Making us an ambient 'concept mix' solely consisting of DMX 'prayer' acapellas layered with not that much else, Brooklyn's Lil Internet aka Red Foxx aka SLUTTT aka GodWIFI is one of our favourite musical mentalists. Who else can create such amazing outlandish artwork to make us LOL and take on so many monikers as to majorly confuse us IRL. The producer, DJ, senior creative at KarmaloopTV.com, and video director for the likes of Robyn, Mad Decent, Fools Gold and U2(?), Lil Internet's standout track 'Britney Spears Illuminati Glitch' was a terrifying onslaught of electronic WTF. Here he speaks to us about what's good in his hometown, his genuine love of DMX and the joys of Wikipedia...
CULTURE/MUSIC: LIL INTERNET INTERVIEW (SUPERSUPER! VOL 2 #001)
When NYC-based DJ/producer/director LIL INTERNET isn’t working on his PURE NRG rave music, hanging with Gucci Mane or running Karma Loop TV, he’s producing remixes and directing videos for the likes of Kanye and Diplo. How does he find the time to do it all? We find out!
SS: Listening to your music makes me feel like I’m in ‘90s Ibiza wearing ten plastic whistles and a face full of neon paint. So… is rave back?
LI: For me, rave never left. I’ve been a raver since I was 13. I went to London with my parents and stumbled across Cyberdog, and it changed my life. I bought mixtapes and fell in love with a girl with purple cyber dreads and decided that THIS IS WHO I WANT TO BE. I’ve had very transcendent experiences at raves – maybe once a year I get THE FEELING, when your hair stands on end and REALITY MELTS, just for a second.
SS: So it’s that feeling that you’re channelling in your music?
LI: My music is the soundtrack to the party in my brain. I make tracks that operate on pure feeling, channelling hardstyle, UK house, trance – anything I want. I don’t make music for cool guys who are really serious about “THESE NEW SOUNDS” – I’m thinking of 1000 kids bouncing up and down in UFO pants blowing whistles doing the ‘Running Man’ with cartoon backpacks. That’s really who it’s for – it’s for them and it’s for ME, and that’s it.
SS: Tell us about your ‘Britney Spears Illuminati Glitch’ track. The name’s pretty intriguing…
LI: Britney Spears is a mental slave!!! There was a glitch in her control! It’s a conspiracy – she is a victim of Monarch Mind Control. The sample in the song is not like a ‘glitch’ like in recording – her brain glitched during an interview. It’s so scary.
SS: So how did you get into directing music videos? You’ve worked with acts like Robyn and A-Trak in the past, that’s pretty big.
LI: At first, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I’d make crazy videos for my old club night ‘<3throb as="as" could="could" do="do" for="for" glad="glad" hates="hates" i="i" long="long" m="m" me="me" nobody="nobody" often="often" people="people" so="so" take="take" ten="ten" that.="that." they="they" thought="thought" times="times" videos="videos" which="which" whole="whole" would.="would." would="would">
SS: You’ve also produced a remix for Kanye, and interviewed names like Kid Sister and Dan Deacon. How did you manage to get involved with such major artists?
LI: In all of my creative ventures, I never get that popular with fans but I always get known amongst A&R types and other artists – often really big artists – they lurk me a lot because I’m good with trends, memetics and generally generating lulz…. but I think I always go a little over the head (or ahead) of mainstream audiences. I also do interviews and video work for KarmaloopTV, but most of the aforementioned stuff I got on my own, somehow, someway.
SS: So tell us about the vibe at KarmaloopTV – you’re the senior director and editor, right?
LI: I helped start it, and helped it grow into the success it is now. It’s hectic – we put out a lot of video content, and streetwear culture – fashion, music, mostly hip-hop and electronic stuff. We’re close to launching a cable network, which is going to be insane. It’s a position with a lot of responsibility – I’m starting to be a major part of something that actually influences people. I’ve met some great people through KarmaloopTV. I got to interview Kelis!!! And The-Dream!!!! I loved those interviews, we got along great – Gucci Mane, not so much #SMDH.
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LI: Diplo and I had been in touch over various music and video things – I had this secret Tumblr that he was really into. I went to stay with him in LA, and he asked if I wanted to do a video that Dillon Francis and Maluca had coming up. We shot at KarmaloopTV in NYC – it was intense, but definitely the most fun I’ve had ‘at work’. Maluca is a perfect performer. Everyone agreed to the cross-eyed thing in the video, which was so stupid wehad to do it – the idea came to me out of the ether, a little ghost whispered it in my ear…
SS: Who would you want to do guest vox on one your tracks, if you could have anyone?
LI: The real movie guy voice, to read some Hakim Bey or Terrance McKenna over a track. Or Sade, to sing about life and light and energy, and to also just talk about building new worlds HERE on EARTH.
SS: Same deal – who would you like to make a video for, if you could make it happen?
LI: I’d LOVE to make a video for Soulja Boy’s new ‘Ocean Gang’ track – maybe on some Somali pirate aesthetic 3D beach, with the Ocean Gang in their secret Internet pirate utopia… I love this “return to ocean” consciousness that’s bubbling up everywhere – cultural hive-mind at work! I’d also like to do something for Oneohtrix Point Never, in a bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico.
I’ve also had this idea of a tribe of primitive people secretly living in the city, who decide to lash out at society. So, these trash-and-paint adorned tribesmen start trashing McDonalds and corner stores, running and puking and throwing fire at people. They’re shooting fireworks and jumping on cars, and when they scream it’s really loud – it can break windows and make people go deaf… but this would be for something like a hardstyle track – or maybe a LIL INTERNET track!
SS: As an artist, you’re obviously basing a lot of your identity around the Internet. Where do you think your music would be without it?
LI: A lot more annoying to make! The best thing is how freeing the Internet is – any sound I can imagine I can find in five minutes. It makes the creation process very fluid. OH BUT WHERE WOULD IT BE WITHOUT THE INTERNET??? We’d trade CD-RS, and there would be a whole underground CD-R network, and there’d be secret music trading clubs that met in physical spaces, and then there’d be certain SUPER RARE ones that people really want.
SS: Crazy. Sounds almost post-apocalyptic… #visionofthefuture?!
LI: I like the idea of underground trading rings in rare media – maybe I’ll start one. I hate elitism in music, and the dudes who are really into ‘restraint’ in electronic music. If you don’t dance, stop wasting an entire club’s space for you to stand around! They should invent a new kind of club for those people – very dark, with a lot of chairs and a really good sound system. I call people like that ELITISM JUNKIES. Everyone is a junkie for something.
SS: So what are you a junkie for?
LI: Swimming, laughing, absurdity, sunsets and the Internet – hopefully all at once. LOVE, LIFE AND LIGHT JUNKIE.
SS: Do you have any exciting projects coming up?
LI: I’m doing a video with Juicy J, fingers crossed, and I should be doing a promo video for the upcoming Crookers album, which is going to be really wild and a real product of my imagination. Remix-wise, I’m wrapping up something for the rapper Famlay of ‘Hit My Beeper’ fame. It’s cool – he’s like a REAL rapper and I’m like a REAL raver, and I’m doing a REAL remix for him lulz. Should be doing one for Pictureplane too, and stuff for Albert Redwine’s ‘Seapunk’ label, Coral Records. I’d love to curate an album for a label – or for free if someone would believe in me!
SS: I heard rumours that you’ve been having talks with Google, too…?
LI: I can’t talk about it… but you know, I aaam LIL INTERNET!
SS: So what’s next for LIL INTERNET? Can we expect an album at any point?
LI: I don’t think there’ll be an album, ‘cos then I couldn’t release stuff every couple of weeks like I want to, and that’s boring. Collect it like Pokémon! An EP maybe – I’ll probably release a double A-side single, with my sister @LILGOVERNMENT on realll soaring trance vocals, just like flying on a dream. Lil Internet is not a project – this is really me. This is my avatar, and everything I’m making is Lil Internet - I just run really fast, make stuff and don’t look back.
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