Jimmi-Woods Interview on Nagamag


Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Jimmi-Woods:
Slightly left field progressive techno with tribal influences. When I'm writing music I try not to pigeonhole my productions too much, I have never stuck to a specific genre. It may sound a bit whacky but my creations appear to take on a life of their own. Its as if they guide me and I take them in the direction they want to go.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Jimmi-Woods:
I grew up in England with parents that love music from the late 60's. There was always music from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Kinks and plenty more playing as the backdrop to my childhood. When I was 9, I gravitated towards the drums and was a drummer in many bands over the years. I mostly had success with funky alternative style acts. Drum knowlege was certainly an important step to becoming an electronic music producer. Now I have the freedom to create and release music with a fantasic crew and label under Slice records. Just recently I co-produced my favourite track Earthling with the boys from Arcane Trickster. In this game its all about what you can learn and what you can give to each project, so It was a real pleasure to work with them as they most certainly know their way around a synthesiser and I'm fairly certain I reciprocated with my approach to the production process. The result says it all for me.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Jimmi-Woods:
I believe it was the cross over of alternative music into dance music in Australia in the late 90's. I had been playing drums for some time and now there was to my ears new sounds seeping in. Instead of moshing to bands consuming dollar pots we were in the side rooms listening to live sets or Dj sets and checking out big name artists like the Chemical Brothers, Underworld and Fatboy Slim in the Boiler room of the Big Day Out. It wasn't until the mid naughties that I decided that creating music on a DAW was something I felt I was capable of achieving after going to outdoor trance festivals and meeting many like minded individuals all persuing a similar path.


Nagamag:
How are you coping musically during the Covid19 Pandemic?

Jimmi-Woods:
Its been a really mixed bag honestly. Just before Covid we had bush fires here in Australia and I had just released my ep Biolume which ironically is environmentally themed like most of my music. Most proceeds went towards WIRES to help injured animals.
Then we launched into Covid and it took some time to come to grips with creating under such circumstances. I decided to take my studio apart and reconfigure my whole set up. Since then I have co-produced the ep "US" with Arcane Trickster, enjoyed exploring my backlog of tracks, immersed myself in the music of others and started to teach my kids the art and enjoyment of making music.


Nagamag:
Whats coming up for you in the months ahead?

Jimmi-Woods:
Well, I've submitted some tracks from various projects to my home label Slice Records for a compilation to celebrate their 40th release. They have been an amazing support to many artists like myself seeking to release music as the artist intends it to be. Then in September I will be re-releasing my album "Into the Outside" from 2018 which I have had re-mastered. At the time of first release I was climbing back from mental illness and addiction and I don't feel that the timing was right for the release back then. Now I have fought my way back, with the support from others, to be more well again. So this album re-release will go out to all those who have suffered and are suffering in this harsh time. Its not an easy road and my heart goes out to you.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Jimmi-Woods:
Alexander Ebert "Truth"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Jimmi-Woods
Lish "Seaside Hills"

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