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Southern Sounds – Freestylers Interview

May 31st 2011

Ahead of the massive Crooked & Breakspoll tent at Southern Sounds in just under 2 weeks time, we caught up with Matt Cantor from the Freestylers ahead of the duos peak time set in the Electronic Arena, and he unloaded on us with his deepest most heart-felt answers…

Which song would you have played at your funeral?

‘Return to Sender’ by Elvis Presley.

If you had one superpower for a day, what would it be?

To be able to fire lasers out of our nipples thus thwarting bank robbers and zapping kittens down from trees and stuff.

What’s lined up for Freestylers in the next six months?

I plan to get my Citadel lead figures down from my mum’s attic and try and get back into Warhammer. That reminds me I need to get down to the Games Workshop and pick up some octagonal dice.

Strangest request ever received while DJ’ing?

Do you mind if I throw this record at your head?

What is your life philosophy?

Never wear those dodgy Christmas boxer shorts my mum got me with Rudolf and friends on before going on a date.

What gave you that initial push into music?

Being fat and not knowing many girls at school.

Out of the all the tracks you play, which one never fails to disappoint the crowd?

‘Take on me’ by Aha.

Who is your most famous fan?

Natalie Portman was at one of our band gigs once in the states. At the after party I offered to buy her a beer. She blew me out naturally.

How did you and Aston meet?

We were working on different projects in the same studio. I didn’t know many jews at the time and being half jewish felt it might be a good idea to make some music with a fully fledged one. Aston fit that bill and then some.

How do you think your life would have gone if you hadn’t met?

I’d rather not answer that, Aston might read this.

Would you do a World Cup anthem if asked?

What get paid loads of money? Hear our record all over the TV? Get free tickets to all the games? Sounds awful.

What was the last lie you told?

The previous answer.

What do you do outside of music? How do you unwind?

I lock myself in my bedroom and cry.

What’s the best festival you’ve been to and the best one you have performed at?

Probably Glastonbury on both counts.

Favourite Movie?

‘Back to The Future’

What do you have planned for Summer 2011? Going on holiday?

I may pop over to Croatia to see some friends. Otherwise Queens Park’s pretty good for catching some rays.

Have you got a message for your fans at Southern Sounds?

Absolutely. A gigantic YO to all our fans at Southern Sounds. We love you like a fat kid loves cake!

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