This weekend, Cervantes presents a delightful two-day festival offering up a miniature, indoor version of what Sonic Bloom brings us every summer. Sonic Blossom will feature Bluetech, Russ Liquid, Dopapod, Eskmo, Thriftworks, Janover & reSUNator, Plantrae, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Drumspyder, 2Nutz, Cloud-D, Tauk, Templo, Blunt Force, Ableminds and Jason Burruss. The show will take place at both the Ballroom and the Other Side, for $35 for in advance, and $40 the day of. Each night starts at 8pm and will keep rolling with awesome music until last call.
In anticipation of this awesome event, we caught up with Bluetech, the headliner and a major pioneer of ambient dub. In his downtime before he heads out to play Sonic Blossom and tour, he enlightened us about his sound, influences, inspirations and his love for botany.
303: All of your music has a very distinct dreamlike quality, almost like it was created in another world and brought to this one. How do you go about getting this awesome sound? Do you do mostly all your own sound design, or do you prefer sampling?
Bluetech: I do pretty much all of my own sound design. I do use some samples here and there, but I try to make them completely unrecognizable from the source material.