The IMC Magazine Issue 15 /May 2016 - Page 76

powerful thing and I wish more people listened to theirs more often. I think it would make for a more interesting musical landscape.

You were responsible for post production on this video. How did you feel when you first saw the final cut for Death Connected?

I was grateful for all of the hard work and time that everyone put in to making this project come together.

I think Danny Davalos, the director of the video, did an amazing job and the sound stage we used at True Vision Entertainment in Downtown Los Angeles was awesome.

I look forward to working with them all more in the future.

When you headline your first world tour, what two bands/musicians would you choose as YOUR support?

If I was ever so lucky as to headline a world tour I would find two bands that were pushing the envelope of great music and had absolutely no shot in hell of ever getting signed and I would bring them along.

Give them the opportunity to be heard the way they should without waiting for some A&R guy with no vision who’s trying to play it safe and save his job to make a move. I would make it my mission to find those bands and help them connect with the world.

And finally, if you know you would be stranded on a desert island, what two albums would you take with you to listen to and why?

I actually think about this quite a lot, which I admit is probably pretty strange.

I keep a top 5 list in my head at all times and it changes up pretty often so my answer today will undoubtedly be different tomorrow.

Currently here is my five in no particular order:

Recovering The Satellites – Counting Crows

Before These Crowded Streets – Dave Matthews Band

Midnight Marauders – Tribe Called Quest

Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands

Tool – Aenima

Death Connected marks an important return of original rock music that's missing from today's mainstream radio, and to an extent, today's independent music scene.

When more and more artists are trying to mimic that "mainstream" sound, OC!N comes back in a big way by staying true to a harder, grittier sound that made their self-titled debut such an important piece of my music collection.