Paper Diamond Part 1 - Podcast Episode 73
Date: Jun 13, 2011 (Monday)
We've got another double episode coming at you from the studios of The Untz Podcast. This time around it's Alex Botwin, a.k.a. Alex B. As a bass player, producer, record exec, designer, and more, Botwin is tireless, flying this way and that to play festivals, and grooming young acts on his label. Early this year, Alex B joined forces with his buddy from way back, Derek Vincent Smith (Pretty Lights), as the newest member of the Pretty Lights Music label with his bass-heavy project Paper Diamond. Botwin has since released a free album, Levitate, and toured with several high-profile artists producers.
Today's episode revolves mainly around Alex B's sound. We discuss his rich musical background, his time with Pnuma Trio, the difference between "Alex B" and "Paper Diamond," as well as how his music fits into the scene as a whole. Plus, he's got a brand new Rhodes he's been messing around with in the studio. Ahh, vintage gear is wonderful.
Tomorrow on the show, Botwin discusses running his own label (Elm & Oak), his jam-packed festival schedule, and how he got to do a remix for Disney and the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. In addition to The Bounce Festival, Electric Forest, and Camp Bisco X, among others, Paper Diamond will be hitting up STS9's Re:Generation Festival at the end of June. Tell us which Re:Gen artists you want to hear on the show, join the conversation @theuntzpodcast on Twitter!
Click HERE to listen to the second part of the Podcast with Paper Diamond.
This episode is brought to you by Muti Music.
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