Originally hailing from Beijing, producer and DJ object blue found herself unethused by the basic methods of music practice she was taught at a young age. For her music was subjective, a means to explore the realms of what's possible and to go against the status quo.
Her productions are geared towards the dancefloor, but they are thoughtful and intricate; the result of her inquisitive nature and undeniable desire to experiment. Following releases on Tobago Tracks and Let's Go Swimming, she has recently self-released her third EP 'FIGURE BESIDE ME' which represents her most personal work to date; influenced by her experiences of love and the writings of Courtney S. Danforth on the etymology of ecstasy.
From Nina Simone's emotive live rendition of "Feelings" at Montreux Jazz Festival to Japanese beatboxer Dokaka's mesmerizing take on Nirvana, she divulges the music that has influenced her productions generally as well as those specific to her recent EP...
Take Me Apart
This title track is single-handedly the biggest influence on FIGURE BESIDE ME. The submerged kicks bring to mind an image of body falling heavily into water, air bubbles, almost an orgasmic intensity. The sub and shiny high frequencies mimic the vision of being enamoured so well. Everything glitters when you're in love, you see reflections when there aren't any, and your heart beats so hard. Digital sound design and experimental beats always get called "dark" but this song is so energetic and transcendental, that's very much something I wanted to put forth with FBM. I actually tried to mimic the distorted falling melody shining through the wall of watery sound (at 2:28) in "Ecstasy of Saint Teresa" but couldn't manage to make it sound half as good as her track and gave up!