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The Adding Machine: Profile + Interview

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The Adding Machine: Interview 
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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

E.on: Create

Defckon: Mom

ADDwolf: My parents

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

E.on: We're rap with a hardcore attitude. ACID TRAP GRITTY PUNK RAP

Defckon: Whatever people say I am that’s what I’m not

Why do you do what you do?

E.on: An innate desire to create

Defckon: “Look, I made this” is the most satisfying sentence you can utter.

ADDwolf: I like to think we’re different from other Hip-Hop/Rap. Other rappers in this city are stuck in the mindset of this early millennium boom bap bullshit. While we bring a refreshing hardcore punky essence to our music. It’s what we were raised on, and we want to share it with everyone

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

E.on: When I seen too many fuck boys rapping I had to step in

Defckon: What he said

ADDwolf: After realizing people actually like the music we create. It gave me a drive to make more. No one has really made it out this city yet and that’s a goal we want to accomplish by spreading our music nationwide

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Defckon: The fact that we don’t make Big L worshipping boom bap music. We still haven’t overcome it.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Defckon: Dad. To both of those questions.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Defckon: Too many remixes in the early days. Remixes are fun once in a blue moon. If all you do is remixes for youtube you’re a fuck boy and I have no time for you.

E.on: Releasing music publicly on Facebook and Twitter waaaay

before you're any good. Keep that shit private for like 3 years before you've refined your skills.

ADDwolf: Definitely trying to reach out to other artists. It’s always fun collaborating on music but generally a lot of them say they want to make music and just flop, or you don’t end up creating the sound you intended. I’m generally pretty selfish wihen it comes to a particular sound I want so I realized fuck the rest and just create with the ones I eat with.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Defckon: After a group mixtape, a group EP, my album, ADDwolf’s EP, my mixtape, and E.on’s EP, as well as the Willows EP, we finnaly released a full-length group album called + + + last week which is essentially the culmination and definition of everything we have worked towards as far as our aesthetic, our sound, and our overall message.  It is our “The Shape of Punk to Come” and it will have an impact on how people in Ottawa approach hip-hop music in the future.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Defckon: Stop smiling. You’re not happy don’t pretend to be.

E.on: Stop being so offended by fucking everything.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Fuck boy better fall back. Addlife.

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The Adding Machine: Profile
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Full name

The Adding Machine

Age

24/25

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Cold North

Where you live now? (city, country)

Still the Cold North

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Europe/Africa

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

E.on: Rap/Producer/Graphic Designer, Biology Graduate, GIS Tech

Defckon: Musician, Tech Writer, AV technician

ADDwolf: Rap, Student at University of Ottawa

How long have you been doing it?

E.on: 4 years

Defckon: My whole life

ADDwolf: 3 years

Fav Song

Defckon: The Mountain Goats – Going to Georgia

ADDwolf: Luniz – I Got 5 on it

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

E.on - Misery Signals, Aesop Rock, Shad, Thrice, Architects

Defckon: Hank Williams, Iggy Pop, Isaac Brock, Ghostface Killah, Nas

ADDwolf: Turnstile, Jimi Hendrix, Florence and the Machine, Brand New

Fav Movie

E.on: Drive

Defckon: 2001: A Space Odyssey

ADDwolf: Donnie Darko

Fav Actor/Actress

E.on: Emma Stone

Defckon: Daniel Day Lewis

ADDwolf: Leonardo DiCaprio

Fav Clothing brand

Defckon: Raised by Wolves, 10 Deep, Supreme

ADDwolf: Tommy Hilfiger, Mishka

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Defckon: Ben Allain, Pollock, Dali, Terrence Malick, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas Anderson

ADDwolf: Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese

Fav Sport to watch

ADDwolf: Basketball

Fav Sport to play

E.on: Soccer

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