First of all thank you for being a part of Thethinblackline…
Thank you for the invite,really glad to be part of this podcast,loved the earlier sessions,korridor one is brilliant!
First of all we would like to ask, what you have been doing the past months regarding music?
I’ve been trying to get better my “jonsson toll” alias,kind of deep techno style. giving more attention to my synths,and how with them i can make better tracks,but you know all this in a slow pace,since i like to work very slowly,sometimes,i work for a track like 1 hour,and then i just get back working on that or any other track,2 weeks later. This is mainly related to my lack of inspiration,for me it’s like a disease you know.
Im sure we all have had this “lack of inspiration” many times…we find taking pictures helps! Manchester is full of inspiration. And on that whats life like in Viseu, Portugal?
i know.i love photography,was thinking in buying a proper camero to take some pictures…You know,life in viseu is kind of boring,or boring really haha. it’s a city in the interior of Portugal,very conservative,so it’s not open to new good projects,culturally speaking. Just commercial clubs,shit music,shit people. That’s one of the main reasons i produce music,it kills the boreness i have living in this town,you know!!
Considering that there is clearly a lack of “techno scene” there, your productions caught us straight away. It must be the negativity for techno that drives you at home. Recently though you played for the Reaktivate label night in Porto, is the scene different there?
Yes,but it’s not major you know.
Guys like Oscar mulero,DVS1,ben klock.
Play there regularly,but they prefer to go see Capriati,Beyer,Endberg and that stuff,i’m not saying that they don’t like the true techno,but they prefer the “Cheesy” techno. The techno scene in lisbon it’s much better than Porto i think. Per example,in 27 july(i think) Donato Dozzy,and Rodhad will be playing at lux in lisbon,with my friend Kinetic doing the warm up for them,so it will be a night full of different styles between techno.
But it’s a country where techno scene never existed,it’s growing now,but i don’t put many hopes in it!
We seem to share a lot of similarities in taste. Previously you mentioned that “Jonsson Toll” was an alias, can you give us an insight into any other projects?
Do they share similar sounds?
Yes,i have another alias called “cindy” started some months ago. It’s an alias for the 90’s techno style. I was listening to a lot of regis,and i decided to give it a try,and seems like i’m good at it haha. I confirmed a release and a remix on “Tono LTD”,plus i’m doing an EP for Reaktivate,and artefakt(reaktivate sub-label).
Not really mate,as i said is for the techno it was made in the old days you know,i did this because i love things people did in the 90’s and i love what people are doing right now in the deep techno scene… if there is a scene to be honest…
We will be sure to check this out. Sound like you have a huge love for this..where did this drive and passion come from?
i dunno. i really don’t have influences of techno in my life to be honest. i started to listen to this kind of house shit that was going on in portugal.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3-E-dzON9M)
but before that when i was a kid,my brothers influences,made me listen to earlier stuff of linkin park,P.O.D,Incubus,Placebo…stuff that i hate right now.
But now my biggest influences are really Kyuss,Fu Manchu,electric wizard,Sleep,OM,great bands of Stoner/doom metal you know.
Don’t know why,but this gives me a lot of energy to do my deep stuff,or harder stuff.
i never get energy from techno,just don’t know why,i love techno,but it’s not enough to give me ideas to produce haha.(sorry my english guys)
This bands i mentioned,i just discover them this year really haha.
We find this a lot. Djs have come from, metal and prog rock etc. We ourselves have this background. So going onto the future, what have you got in line for Jonsson, gigs, release etc?
….We would like to just throw in that we are currently listening to your remix of Secret, on Secret Ep - Reaktivate.
Yeah,maybe because of all psychedelics things guitars give us?
Nothing really,just working on a project with amlin a collab EP,i hope soon we finish this project. but nothing besides that,because as i said i like the slow pace. I’m just 17 so i have a lot of time to progress in music
Haha that’s great,i hope you guys like it.
17!!! Fuck, you are doing very well. With this release and more on the way, we hope you make a dent on the scene in the years to come….
haha,thanks. yeah,let’s see,i’m not that guy that wants to have a full time dj/producer life,but if that happens it’s ok.
well thats the mix uploaded.. lets wrap this up and get listening.
Once again we would like to thank you for the mix and speaking with us, we just gave our kitten cat nip…he is going nuts!
It was a pleasure,and again thanks for the invite,it’s my first podcast ever as jonsson toll
haha give him some marijuana haha.