Where are you based?
I am based between NYC and Western Pennsylvania.
Where do you work? What do you do?
I’m an educator, performer and composer. I work predominantly in the new media space with a concentration on electronic music and analogue technology.
What are you listening to?
I’m listening to: @leemlizzy, @voltagectlr, @afrikansciences, @conductorwilliams (all on Instagram)
And, classics from Kerri Chandler, Underground Resistance, Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Basic Channel etc.
How do you discover new music?
Thankfully I am an active member of a robust music community. My peers and my children keep me plugged into a wide range of music. Blogs were once very much a part of my discovery but unfortunately, alot of the once prominent blogs do not exist.
What formats do you usually listen to? LP, CD, Cassette, Digital, Streaming Services? Why?
I still manufacture and distribute cassettes via my independent label PRIZMLABS.
I enjoy thrifting and digging so I have means for listening to every format from vinyl to cassette. CDs are still prevalent in my car.
“Hard drive space for high-resolution downloads is ALWAYS a frustration. Streaming links are more ideal for me.”
Where do you do most of your music listening?
I mix and master for various clients so I try to have varied listening environments. It can be tricky to deliver a mix that works across different mediums.
How do you find and listen to pre-release music?
Good question. Having a platform to deliver high-fidelity mixes was of interest to me.
What are your frustrations with listening to music digitally? Any benefits?
Hard drive space for high-resolution downloads is ALWAYS a frustration. Streaming links are more ideal for me!
How do you keep track of everything you are listening to?
I mostly check new artists via: instagram. I create folders there too.
Do you tip other people off to new music? How?
Mostly just via Instagram links. That’s my go-to way.
Anything you want to “promote”?
During the pandemic to current I’ve operated a live streaming event via Instagram called the REBEL BROADKAST (Saturday 4pm) EST @hprizm.
I’m also a member of the Antipop Consortium (Google us or hit the link).