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Interview with Supserstar DJ/Producer Gigamesh

  • July 21, 2016
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Gigamesh, AudioFuzz, Interview, Electronic

Last weekend we had the chance to see Gigamesh at the Brooklyn Bowl and we have to say this is one of the most impressive DJs we’ve seen–and we’ve seen thousands. The energy on the dance floor was non-stop and it was easy to ignore the fact that you were in a bowling alley as Gigamesh completely transformed the venue into a dance hall. We got to hear some new tracks as well as his classic remixes and there was never a lackluster moment.

Gigamesh (aka Matthew Thomas Masurka) has been doing a residency at the Brooklyn Bowl and will appear again on Saturday, August 13th. If you find yourself free that Saturday, make a point to take your friends to this incredible dance party that Gigamesh provides. (Purchase Tickets)

Lastly, check out our interview with the sensational Gigamesh below:

1. What sparked your desire to produce and DJ music? And who influenced you?

Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers were probably the two biggest acts that sparked my interest early on. From there, my interest expanded into more left-field stuff like DJ Shadow, Aphex Twin, and Radiohead’s electronic stuff (Kid A & Amnesiac), as well as pop producers like The Neptunes and Quincy Jones.

2. You have remixed the songs of several artists; what artist’s music have you really enjoyed mixing and why?

I enjoy each project in a different way. Sometimes the vocal is amazing on its own, which usually means I have a lot of flexibility in terms of direction. Other times, the original song might pose some limitations that I’m forced to work around creatively, such as a vocal that doesn’t have a lot of energy or has more reverb that I’d like, etc. I enjoy the challenge every time, and sometimes the songs I struggle with the most are the ones I feel best about after finishing.

3. What (outside music) contributes to your creativity as an artist?

Art & photography, traveling, movies, science, technology, books, love.

4. What can we expect from you in the near future? What projects are you currently working on?

My debut full-length album (announcement coming soon)! I am also working on some collaborations with singers and other producers that I’m pretty excited about.

5. Any advice you can give budding DJs/Producers?’

Keep a day job for as long as possible until you’re very confident you’ve found a unique sound/voice that you can build a career on. I know that’s not necessarily really inspiring, but having a normal job provides room for creativity to blossom without the pressure of worrying about paying the bills. Many of the musicians I love the most had day jobs long past the point of their music careers getting started. It’s a tough balancing act though — eventually you just gotta dive in and start paddling.

Check out one of his best remixes below:

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. ChrisRyanNYC.com won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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