20 Questions: DJ Seinfeld
Swedish producer DJ Seinfeld is kind of seen as the leader of the so-called “lo-fi house” scene – a movement commonly experienced via YouTube binges on referential bedroom beats, txt speak titles and crap graphics put together with 90s ephemera.
Yes, there’s a perception that the general vibe is closer to Wavey Garms than The Warehouse, more Amber Leaf than Amnesia, more Shazam than Shoom. But you know what? The kids love it, and Seinfeld’s new album Time Spent Away From U is full of dusty-sounding dancefloor fantasies that’ll have you emoting IRL. We emailed Seinfeld our 20 Questions and he opened up about sleazy hotels, selling historical coins to Norwegian geriatrics and Anton Chigurh haircuts.
Best person to follow on Instagram?
What are you currently reading, or what as the last book you read?
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño.
Favourite member of Slipknot?
I don’t really know anything about them I think, but isn’t their synth player a guy with spikes on his head? Yeah, he seems edgy.
Name an overrated artist…
Describe the worst haircut you’ve ever had…
I saw that No Country for Old Men and realised I almost had that lush Anton Chigurh haircut when I was a kid. Mix that with white socks and sandals and you’ve got an eight-year-old me.
What was your favourite cartoon when you were a kid?
“I once worked as a telephone salesman selling historical coins to retired Norwegians”
Heavy Metal or EDM?
What was your first artist name?
What’s the worst hotel you’ve ever stayed in?
There was one in Prague a few years ago that had a designated throw-up toilet. Also had a check-out time at 8am.
Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met?
I met Zlatan Ibrahimović when he was still a teen, he was playing in Malmö FF, and me and my friends tried to get an autograph. He left a training screaming, “I’ll never play in this shit team again” and started shooting footballs on the parked cars.
Upside down smiley face.
What’s your signature recipe?
Beet soup with tortellini. Stole it from my mom. Sounds strange but it’s delicious.
If you were trying to seduce a potential lover, what music would you play?
Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters.
Have you ever been arrested?
Have you ever taken acid?
If you could pick a surrogate grandparent, who would it be?
Have you ever had a nickname?
Yeah, my parents used to call me ‘putte’ when I was a kid
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
I once worked as a telephone salesman selling historical coins to retired Norwegians. I didn’t speak any Norwegian but pretty sure I called up two people on their death beds. I left on the first day at lunch without saying anything to anyone.
Is there a piece of advice you wish you’d give to yourself ten years ago?
Smile you idiot.
What would you want written on your tombstone?
”I knew this would happen”.
Time Spent Away From U is out now via Lobster Fury