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AAA Music Approved: Eliphino

| On 10, Dec 2013

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AAAmusic: Who are you and where are you from?

I’m Eliphino – I come from Leeds originally but now call London home.

AAAmusic: What inspired you to get into music?

It’s always been my primary passion since very early on in my life, so it was natural that I’d have a go at making my own and it’s a blessing that I get to do it as a job now!

AAAmusic: What have you done?

I’ve released music on Brownswood recordings, somethinksounds, Hoya-Hoya and Hypercolour. Hopefully I’ve impacted a few people’s lives who’ve enjoyed any of my music or danced while I’m DJaying.

AAAmusic: What are you like live?

I peform as a DJ and my sets are often quite eclectic, incorporating the genres I like to rave to myself; so hip hop, house, dancehall, jungle, garage etc. I recently went on tour with Roy Davis JR, Sticky and Shola Ama to kind of join the dots between the original house and garage scene and the current wave of those genres. That was humbling and wholly enjoyable…

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AAAmusic: What makes you different?

I guess I’d have to leave it to the audience to decide what makes me different. I don’t make a conscious effort to be different I just make the music I want to make and play what I enjoy in my DJ sets and if that resonates with people then that makes me very happy!

AAAmusic: Physical vs Downloading vs Streaming…How do you listen to music?

I listen to music from all formats I suppose. If a new release is special and I’ll want to listen to it in a few years I’ll buy it on vinyl as I still love the format. I also discover a lot of new and old music on YouTube and SoundCloud. I’m not really an activist on either side of the argument but the industry has definitely transformed dramatically, I have no first hand experience of what the process for artists was like before the streaming revolution took over but it is here so I guess everyone will find a way to adapt. Whilst it may have cheapened music in terms of how people consume and store their music it hasn’t affected the passion that audiences have for the art. I think it’s a lot tougher for bands as they really relied on physical sales and label advances which are nowhere near as prevalent as they used to be. Anyway, everyday I’m hustling so hopefully I’ll be okay as an artist.

AAAmusic: What have you been listening to? 

Recently I’ve been rinsing:

Flako, FKA twigs, special request, kelela, lil durk, Anthony Naples, seven Davis Jr, Black Orange Juice and always Prince.

AAAmusic: What are your aspirations for the future?

This year I’d like to continue making stuff for the dancefloor as well as some endeavours back into the deeper, late night stuff I started off making. So hopefully I can get an EP I’m happy with and place it on the right label in the first half of 2014. Saying that, I really love DJaying and feel like I’m always learning and developing so I have no intention of slowing down my gig schedule either!

Questions answered by: Eliphino…

Eliphino appears alongside Jessie Ware, Mount Kimbie and IS TROPICAL as part of the ASOS Allnighter this Thursday 12th December head over to watch live by clicking here