So…Lord Pusswhip and Alfred Drexler … What’s up guys? What’s on your mind right now?
Just chillin. Pusswhip was just preparing for a DJ set for an Icelandic electronic music show. Plútó and Alfred have just arrived fresh off work.
What inspired you to make music together?
We’ve always been immersed in music since we were kids. We started a punk band in the 7th grade and then continued on to rap and electronic music. I guess small town boredom might be a factor.
Tell us everything we should know about the video for ‘107 RVK’ and your debut album?
107 RVK is the follow-up song to our first track we made together as PSYCHOPLASMICS , 101 Reykjavík from 2014. Alfred couldn’t make it to the video shoot for the original video back in the day so we presented a fake eulogy for 2074 at the end of the video, so the new video is basically set in the future and portrays a surprise at Alfred’s wake in 2074.
We decided to make an album when we were both living in Berlin a few years back, influenced by the new sounds we were hearing as well as our own desire to create something cohesive under the guise of this side-project, PSYCHOPLASMICS.
Describe PSYCHOPLASMICS music ethos in 5 words… Collaboration. Surprise. Fusion. Experiments. DIY.
What was the first album you purchased?
Pusswhip: Limp Bizkit – Break Stuff
Alfred: White Stripes – Elephant
Which artists are you listening to right now?
P: DJ Screw, Doomshop Records, Blueface.
A: James Blake, Cupcakke, Drengur.
How would you describe your fashion style?
A: Casual but neat.
What’s the best piece of advice that anyone’s ever given to either of you?
P: Be yourself.
A: Don’t waste your energy on hate.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
P: Big L
A: Flying Lotus
What’s the music scene like in Iceland?
Considering the small size, there’s a lot of different stuff going on. The rap scene is not quite as energetic as it was a year or two ago but maybe it’s just lying dormant. There’s a lot of cool rap, electronic, metal and experimental music being made in Iceland, to name just a few examples.