Noah Skelton & Laughing Man

|Interview|Noah Skelton & Laughing Man|

 Posted: 04/06/2017

What’s your earliest ‘musical’ memory?
Noah: Probably my dad playing Cream's 'Disraeli Gears' on the record player at home.

Laughing Man: The earliest memory would have to be in my uncles house hearing Depeche Mode.

What was it that drove you to get into the music industry?
Noah: I wanted to start producing electronic music because I listened to it a lot and always had an interest in making music, I used to play guitar (badly).

Laughing Man: I was in a friends and he was playing the decks and I thought it looked interesting so i thought I'd give it a go and I’ve been hooked ever since.


Who have been the most influential people in your musical development?
Noah: Artists like Maurizio, Deepchord, Brawther, and lots of the more minimal artists like Vid, Nu Zau, Barac, Villalobos etc.

Laughing Man: It would have to be, Amir Alexander, Anton Zap, Lawrence, Smallpeople, Romar, Janeret.

Who inspires you outside of music?
Noah: Nobody in particular. Outside of music, I'm inspired by environmental sound sometimes like field recordings, sounds in the city and atmospheres.

Laughing Man: It would have to be my mam. For as long as I can remember she has always pushed herself in her work and always reached the goals she set herself.


What is the best event you’ve appeared at and why?
Noah: Sunwaves 20 was probably the best and most chilled out festival I've ever been to, really nice vibes.


If you could collaborate with ANYONE in the world (past or present) who would it be 
and why?
Noah: From the past, it's gotta be Jim Hall, he's a jazz guitarist.

Laughing Man: From the past, It would be Frank Sinatra for his voice and presence. 

What are your opinions on the scene in Ireland at the moment?
Noah: Some good bookings every now and then but I'll only go out if there's someone I really like; most recently Daniel Wang and Archie Hamilton.

Laughing Man: I would be the same as Noah, I would only go if its someone I really liked.


Who gives you the most support in your life and work?
Noah: Friends and family for sure, people are very supportive when you have a passion for something.

Laughing Man: The people close to me.


If you only had 3 months to live, what would you want to do with them?
Noah: Travel the world, and probably eat lots of nice food?

Laughing Man: Go spend them in Japan


Any messages for our readers?
Noah: Thanks for reading!

Laughing Man: Thanks for reading.




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