So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
Well, the band consists of myself. Lately I've been going under 'Jucid', and before that it was 'juddLOCKS', but I think I might just go under ‘Judd Ditch’ come my official album release. I produce all the music. I sing and play various instruments on my tracks and live.
What do you think people will say you sound like?
Haha, I'm sure they'll have a better idea than me and I can't wait to hear because I've been struggling. I don't really stick to one genre necessarily, but I guess the overall sound of my new stuff is like 'SpaceyRNBglitch’. Yeah, I don't know: it's music.
What do you love about making music?
I love that music is so much more than itself. Music is life; we're all vibrations and wavelengths, so I love that through music I can trigger emotions and certain states of mind in people. You don't even have to get the words to get the vibes. Music is telepathic in that sense! So I guess you get a deep insight into my mind. Plus I love creating.
What do you hate about the music industry?
I barely pay attention to it, and why would you in the age of the internet? I don't need MTV showing me what they think is cool when I can find a thousand producers out there on SoundCloud who can do it better, but instead of 600 million plays they have just 600. But I'm just a kid making music from my room: I haven't personally dealt with Mr. Music Business, but I'd be careful if I ever did.
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
John Lennon. I love how real he was, the difference he made to the world and how he used music as a tool to get in a position to do so. We need more brains like his. But his opinion on my music would be irrelevant as to just having a conversation with him.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
Some wack sounds, trippy beats, good vibes, soothing vocals and musical imagery. My friend Ash is VJing my shows where possible, so it should be fun on the eyes and ears.
When are you playing live next and with who?
I'm playing on July 6 at Noise Bar: a few groups of friends including mine have gotten together to host a party there. My main man Jaxon (XON) is kicking off the night with a set packed with unheard originals. I've watched him working on these beats for too long and they're sounding dope. Our friend Ash is VJing both our sets. Also playing is Nan Artist: he's going to be scratchin' hard on some of his original trip-hop beats; Influx will be producing some highly danceable live beat boxing / kaoss pad tunes, and James Hurt be DJing last to keep the party long going. Super cheap drinks, $5 entry, loads of rad people packed into a rad place.
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
I’ve been working on an album for the past year: it's almost there, but for now check out soundcloud.com/jucid.