RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW AMERICAN ARTIST PLASTIC PUNK & BLVCK BARBIE
What made you decide to start in music?
Alex: I’ve been a music addict my entire life. Djing is what got me into music production though. I wanted to be able to play my own stuff.
Fay: My entry point was songwriting. I’ve got tons of material sitting around in notebooks or voice notes on my phone.
Introduce us to the members and your musical history?
My name is Alex Smith. I produce, song-write, and DJ under the name Plastic Punk.
My name’s Fayona, artist name BLVCK BARBIE, and I am a singer and songwriter.
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
We love all questions.
We set up RGM USA to share music with america and the UK, good idea?
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
Alex: The Loch Ness Monster.
Fay: Aliens watch us like a TV show.
Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?
Honestly, nothing comes to mind.
What useless party trick do you have?
Alex: I do Irish exits sometimes.
Fay: It’s not really useless but I’m a good party starter lol. I’ll dance with a couple bored looking people then move on about my business.
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
We’ve never actually shared the stage together. Hopefully one day soon, we will make that happen.
Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about?
Plastic Punk and BLVCK BARBIE haven’t met in person yet.
If you had to describe your music to an alien how would you describe it?
*hands the alien a disco ball, and nods our heads.
What makes you stand out as artists?
Our combined musical influences are a blend of Pop, House, RnB, Hip-hop, and Indie.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?
What’s your favourite song to play live and why?
We haven’t played anything live, but our favorite would definitely be Solar System. Because it’s our first song.
I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?
Solar System! This ones all about falling for that one person and watching it all blow up right in front of you! Where did your eyes first deceive you?
Talk me through the thought process of the single?
Fay: So funny enough, Alex and I hooked up after I asked him about remixing one of my songs. Long story short my mix was a huge mess but he kindly asked if I’d like to work on another project with him. I obviously said yes.
Alex: yep lol.
What was the recording process like?
Fay: Super fun, the engineer was hyped about recording this one. When I went back the second time he was like, “we working on the hit again?” There’s a really fun melody in the second verse that really hooks people in. Alex: The whole process was super easy. Everything fell right into place.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
Fay: I learned a lot from Alex throughout this process, especially about my own voice and range. The hardest part was accepting that it was finished.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
What are your plans for the year ahead?
Make some more music for sure.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
We found out that we work extremely well together. For our first collaboration ever this was a pleasantly smooth process. Our strengths and weaknesses complement each other well. So look out for more from us down the line!