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Q@A With Laine



When did you start making music and how did you get into making electronic music?


I've been making music my whole life. My family taught me to play guitar and sing country songs. I used to write sad songs, but overtime I felt like I wanted to make the audience happy, make them dance, and so my descent into electronic music has been finding the line between raw emotion and danceable grooves. Through DJing I got a feel for what moves an audience, and so I try to synthesize that experience into my new music.


What do you love most about making music / the music you create?


Making music is a compulsion. It's the only thing I can truly focus on, so when I work I tend to lose track of the rest of the world. That's what I love the most. 




What was the biggest struggle while creating your most recent album Drives Like a Dream?


The biggest struggle for Drives Like A Dream was programming all of the synths and drum machines! The whole thing was written on hardware instruments before I started recording, so it could be performed live and match the record. That part took like two years, the recording took two weeks. 


Who and what are some of your inspirations? (In music and just in life)


Some of the entities that inspire me to try harder to make a really great product are Holodeck Records from Austin, Fixed Rhythms from OKC, Godmode, Boiler Room, etc. The kinds of labels and events that curate great rosters and bring the community together.


How do you feel about the upcoming music scene in OKC?


When it comes to the culture of the OKC metro, I think it's a give and a take. Many talented people leave because on the surface it can seem like not much is going on, and a lot of what is on the surface is boring. But if you look deeper some of the most radical art in the country happens in OKC. 





Are you currently working on anything? If not what can we expect from you in the future?


I am currently working on videos and booking a tour for the new record. I wish I could just keep writing new music, but I'm learning to let the new work settle in before making something new. 



You can check out Laine's new EP on bandcamp at https://laineintothevoid.bandcamp.com/album/drives-like-a-dream and keep up with them on instagram @lainetronic!



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