Exploring sounds ranging from proto-techno to melancholic coldwave, chicago house, acid or anthemic body music and with releases on labels like Nous and Fleisch, Spoiled Drama is on a mission to seek change in a society where discrimination and oppression seem to take control of our lives. Ahead of Spoiled Drama’s appearance at Krake Festival 2018 Day IV, we sat down with the artist to talk about his sound, inspiration, and more. In addition, we are pleased to offer an exclusive free track download for "Why You?". (see below)
The Brvtalist: First off, who is Spoiled Drama? Does the name stand for something specific?
Spoiled Drama: The name, the age or the origin are not relevant. Spoiled drama is an answer to the stabilized system.
TB: Your online profiles describe Spoiled Drama as “Soundtracking dramatic scenes of a modern society.” What kind of dramatic scenes would you imagine to go well with your music?
SD: Nothing so out of the ordinary. Many of these scenes surround us, are part of almost everybody’s day life: Different kinds of discrimination, judgmental attitudes, oppression via power. Look around a bit and you will find tons.
TB: Would you ever consider making a movie soundtrack? What kind of movie would that be?
SD: I would love to, I guess Drama / Thriller would be the genre.
TB: How did you meet the Fleisch crew and how did you guys decide to collaborate?
SD: I've known Hayden (Phase Fatale) for a while. I was sending him music for him to play on his DJ sets. He put me in touch with the Fleisch crew. I showed them the music, and after some work together it was done.
TB: The title of your latest EP out on Fleisch is “This is Our Mission”. Do you have a mission or a purpose behind the music you’re making?
SD: I believe that at least in our subculture there might still be some faith: I’m surrounded by people who try not to be an active part of this system, people who are able to dig deeper, to ask their own questions and look for the answers, think outside the box, and believe that change – even if small – is possible. If my music helped just one more person to become aware of this, I guess I can be more than satisfied. If not, I’ll keep on trying.
TB: What are you listening to at the moment?
SD: The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out
TB: What else besides music inspires you?
SD: I'm just a kid from another time trapped in a millennial body. Attracted by 80´s fashion, vintage synthesizers, pop subcultures and flashy covered records that aimed for a future that will never come.
TB: Is the music you create an answer or reaction to your surroundings or more like an expression of what happens inside you?
SD: I guess that a mixture of both. My surroundings create a reaction inside me that pushes me to the expression. It’s constantly feed-backing.
TB: How would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard of you before and is considering checking you out at Krake on the Day IV?
SD: A peculiar vision of the body music: hyper-punk, avant-funk, tekkno with two K’s, sampledelia, dystopic-pop and methalophones. It sounds like a big salad, but when I put it all together, it feels like it’s just one. It’s decadent, it’s raw, sometimes sketchy, but above all it’s true and real.