Lillica Libertine‘s music exudes brashness. He’s like the young prince of chaos mixing complex edits, jagged riffs, with distortion on top of distortion. A musical mayhem that all comes together quite wonderfully; leaving you feeling like your head is spinning and your brain perplexed. Pandemonium at its best. Hailing from Nottingham this young whippersnapper is set to steal your soul and put us all to shame. We’re not feeding you trash, have a listen and get familiar because you’ll be hearing much more from him in the coming months!
Raspberry Beret and then some…
Lovestar: Where did that fetching name, “Lillica Libertine”, come from?
Lillica Libertine: The name Lillica Libertine is purely by chance. Alliteration is the only concept behind it.
LS: Tell us a bit more about your new monthly club night, ‘Fresh out of death,’ at stealth. (Nottingham, U.K.)
LL: Fresh out of death is basically a reaction to some of the more generic club nights that appear every so often in my home town. We are trying to build a scene where everyone makes the effort to dress up, splash a bit of glitter on, wear their sister’s jeans and rave’s it up to our up and coming dj friends and bands. The club night aesthetic represents this as well. We go to a lot of trouble dressing the Venue ‘Stealth’ up so it doesn’t resemble every other night and influences erratic behavior. I’m talking huge drapes wrapped in fair lights, 3d glasses/visuals glow stick glasses, Huge Glow sticks and face masks.
LS: Your productions are very unique. Do you like to sample from past records or do you create everything from scratch?
LL: I create everything from scratch the only thing I sample is vocal cuts. I used to be obsessively sample crazy now I’m a tweak fiend. It’s the way I don’t have the time.
LS: What is that one record that you absolutely luuuurve and breaks your heart each time you hear it??
LL: The one record in which I love has to be Raspberry Beret by prince. In fact, Any Prince Record ever. Burn Piano Island Burn by the Blood Brothers affects me in equal measures.
LS: Do any of your tracks have extra special significance? If so, why?
LL: I made a track for one of my friends ages ago called ‘Amy Don’t Know.’ But as far as actual meanings and significance go, they are clearly mindlessly dance orientated.
LS: What do you enjoy most, spinning as a Dj or producing your own music?
LL: That’s a toughie. I enjoy spending days on a track and then playing it out to a big crowd and watching them go crazy even if they don’t know what they are dancing to.
LS: How do you like to work your crowd? Do you use a lot of dance floor slammers?
LL: Hmm, I was never taught to dj so I have picked up a few weird and wonderful methods along the way, I never have a set list and songs are just bashed out one after the other as fast as possible, as long as I keep it banging then I Love it. I work a lot with acapellas over tracks to create on the spot remixes and just mashing tracks together over long periods of time.
LS: Do you have any interesting or unusual party experiences to tell us?
LL: I defy sound men and women from here to London. I don’t give a fuck, if they ask for one more tune, that’s exactly what I give them. Consequently I get into a lot of trouble with sound guys and promoters…
The opening night of fresh out of death was so rammed and jovial that we stayed open an hour and a half past legal closing time and at that point there were about 8 dj’s in the booth franticly mixing in tracks as fast as we could.
LS: What do you have in the pipeline?
LL: Releasing my first EP and Playing abroad. COMING SOON! xx (a bit of love sent to us all)