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Q&A with Resin Moon

It’s been a busy year for Alice Springs producer and musician Dave Crowe (AKA Resin Moon). After taking out Song of The Year at the NT Music Awards, Resin Moon is set to release his highly anticipated debut EP Salt. Off The Leash caught up with him to have a chat about his massive year.

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How did it feel winning the NT Song of the Year 2016 Award?

It was really unexpected and it took a few days to sink in. I'm really proud of my winning song 'Salt' and it was a real honour – especially because there were some incredible NT artists in the running for the award this year.

What have you been up to since taking out the award?

I've been busy in the studio and playing shows as Resin Moon. I've just got back from playing showcase gigs at BigSound and Music Matters – they were both really well supported and I've been getting a lot of positive feedback from those shows. 

You are about to release your debut EP – what can we expect from that?

This is my first EP release – it’s been a long process to put together and I'm really proud of the songs. Look out for the next single 'Feels' which I'm really excited about showing the world. It's an explosion of synths and beats with a unique Resin Moon flavour.

What gigs will you be doing?

I'm launching the EP in Alice Springs and Darwin and touring to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. This is all happening in November and December – keep an eye on our social media for the dates!

What influence has your location had on your music?

I feel it’s easy to create art and music in Alice Springs. There is so much space – physically and mentally. It allows for experimentation and the chance to be yourself. I often reference the landscape in my music – sometimes subtly – but the sense of space and extreme, surreal landscapes are a big influence. 

How did you get started in electronic music production?

I taught myself. I bought a laptop and ProTools and a cheap microphone. My early recordings were horrible! I volunteered at a lot of studios in Adelaide and Sydney and watched how the big guns mixed and produced music. I slowly built up new skills and techniques and got a better idea for which gear is key.

Is there anyone in the NT that you’d like to collaborate with?

The Desert Divas – the girls did an amazing performance at Bush Bands this year.

Sat 10 Dec, 7pm | Railway Club | resinmoon.comfacebook.com/resinmoon

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