We gave you a brief introduction to new local rap collective F I X the other day (consisting of No Bird Sing, Kill the Vultures, Kristoff Krane, Casey O’Brien, etc) – and here is a brief interview to fill in some more of the details.
Reviler: Tell us a little bit about the new project. How did F I X come about?
F I X: We wanted to carry on the vision of our friend and comrade Michael Larsen aka Eyedea by joining forces and creating a collective that served to support like minded artists who find themselves and their artistic expression on the fringe of conventional output. We have all been friends and admired each other’s work for years now, so it made sense to put an official ‘stamp’ on our informal crew and build from there.
Reviler: F I X is made up of a number of local established artists, what unique aspect(s) do you think each contributor brings to the table?
F I X: I think that as the voices of each respective act, Joe, Chris and myself have very different and distinct personalities and are three individuals coming bringing different ideas and questions and statements to the collective table. Although you could toss us all into the ‘experimental rap’ section of the record store, we’re each found in different shades of the spectrum. We also want to build something brand new with our collaborations together so that whatever we create together isn’t simply a Kill the Vultures project featuring No Bird Sing and Kristoff Krane, for example. It’s a great opportunity for all of us to grow as a team and as individuals.
Reviler: Will F I X be releasing much “collective” material or will the primary focus be on each individual artist’s work?
F I X: Yes, I believe we will be releasing collective material. The first of which is a single entitled Fix, which we will be performing at ourrelease show.
Reviler: It seems like locally there is currently a trend towards collectivisation, whether with true collectives like Doomtree or Audio Perm, or so called “super groups” like Gayngs, Polica, or Cloak Ox. Any insight as to whether this is a trend and/or why this is currently going on?
F I X: I don’t have insight as to why so many collaborations are happening but I think that its only natural for like-minded artists to eventually collaborate and cross-pollinate after living in a relatively small area for so many years.
Don’t forget to check out F I X’s live debut on 8/17 at the Triple Rock Cocial Club. Details here. Also, check out their new promo video.