Interview med Sune Martin og Tatsuki (Blue Foundation)

 

EM: Please introduce yourselves.

T:
Hey, my name is Tatsuki. I am the scratch DJ for the band, Blue Foundation.

SM:
Og jeg hedder Sune, og jeg spiller.. Sune Martin, og jeg spiller bas og guitar og producerer, og s� har jeg stylet hele bandet i t�j og s�dan noget.. Kirstines h�r. Den eneste, jeg ikke har stylet, er Scott, for ham kan jeg sgu ikke tage ansvaret for. Ej, alt det der var ikke helt rigtigt.

EM:
Det er okay, det udelader vi. Could you tell something about how Blue Foundation formed?

T:
Basically Tobi, our producer, and Kirstine, our vocalist, was looking for.. just about to start working for this label Goldie in London and they were looking for a DJ and I was the DJ in London somewhere I can't remember and we found this guy, Legoland, and that's how we hooked up.

SM:
Legoland was totally lost.

T:
And then Scott, our MC, was performing in Denmark, Copenhagen, poetry and stuff.. and how did we hook up with Bo?

SM:
We found him at... he was a neo-Nazi, we saved him from this movement and got him back on track.

T:
He was in Legoland. That's where we found him. You see, he's got plastic on his hair.

EM:
Did you play in other bands prior to Blue Foundation?

SM:
I have been playing all my life. I play with a guy called Alex Puddu from Puddu Varano and stuff like that. Suspekt for example.

T:
I played with a lot of Japanese musicians like DJ Brush and others like Lennart Ginman, Danish jazz musician. I've done so many compilations.

EM:
What are the band's primary influences, perhaps stuff like drugs?

SM:
Drugs?

T:
Oh, we don't do drugs. We're like real sweet. We don't do that stuff.

SM:
Sometimes we even have trouble drinking all the beers. We're not really rock'n'roll.

EM:
Anything else then?

T:
For me, just travelling a lot. I get to travel every week to different countries. Meeting other people in the clubs. Eh,, what IS the inspiration?

SM:
The source...

T:
It's the everyday thing.

EM:
Most bands can't name other bands as influences, it's actually not uncommon for people to not have other music as an influence, just paintings and art...

T:
Movies maybe..

SM:
Yeah, movies. Film noir.

T:
X-rated (SM laughs). The thing is I do everyday when I'm really bored, I switch on my radio, listen to the news and different music. It's the same as you, man.

EM:
How would you describe the band's music?

SM:
Blue Foundation. That's what we call it. Spherical and heavy.

T:
It's a cinematic experience that you get from us.

EM:
How many people are there in the band?

SM:
We are seven people right now. One from Japan, one from England, four from Denmark and the cello player is from Sweden.

EM:
Who writes the music for the band?

SM:
It's mainly Kirstine and Scott doing vocals and they work with Tobi who does the beats and all that and then we just fit the whole thing together. Go to the studio and mock around.

EM:
Do you all have a say as to what goes and doesn't?

SM:
Oh no, the Captain is Tobi. He has the final say. We have to have a boss otherwise it's just a bunch of hippies. But we always discuss it of course.

EM:
So I can't ask you about the lyrics?

SM:
No.

T:
No, we don't know shit about lyrics (laughs)

EM:
What does the name Blue Foundation mean?

T:
Oh, I don't know..

SM:
Tobi invented it. He was in London, he was going to a meeting with Go Beat. He was like 'aaargh' and then came up with Blue Foundation.

T:
Kirstine? What does Blue Foundation mean?

SM:
Kirstine?

Kirstine:
'Blue' betyder, at vi er lidt 'blue', og 'foundation' betyder, at det er vores base. Vi er alle sammen kunstnere fra forskellige dele af verden. Det er vores fundament og platform.

EM:
What may we expect from the band in the future?

T:
Ohh, do we have a future?

SM:
First of all, we are going to leave Denmark to avoid taxes, maybe move to Switzerland (laughs).

T:
Tobi is working on his solo album and I am working on my solo album as well. We'll see from there.

SM:
And I'm working on a ballet at The Royal Theatre. We just mock around with music and see what happens.