“I’m into being sampled, but I’m not as into collaborating, because there are so many people involved. When you’re just sampled, you don’t have to do any work, you don’t have to talk to anybody, you don’t have to sit there and fight for your song. You just get paid.”
Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel
someone who always speaks the truth
Tune in tonight for a brand new episode of Nightswimming for Space Invader Radio at 7pm CET (6 UK time), with the freshest nu disco and synth pop. A brand new Chromatics song is featured as well as Moullinex and Wild Nothing. But we open with Maestro Moroder and one of his most famous soundtracks.
(keep an eye on my mixcloud where all the shows and playlists are posted)
What’s next for you and Chromatics?
We will be focused mainly on touring for the rest of the year, and will be spending a lot of time in the studio this winter, working on the next album, as well as some soundtrack work. There will be a “Looking For Love” 12” coming out that has the full 17-minute version on one side, and the instrumental on the other. We also have three tracks on the upcoming “After Dark 2” compilation, including an Iggy Pop and James Williamson cover. Around Christmas we will be releasing a mail-order only LP called “Running From The Sun,” which has a few alternate mixes from the Kill for Love album along with 5 or 6 unreleased tracks. In 2013 we will be hitting the road again with Glass Candy, which we are really looking forward to.
Johnny has always this candid and passionate take on all things music