so this is a bio of sorts for “professional” reasons
the truth of the matter is i’m kind of a quiet guy, i don’t go out alot and i hide that behind an overtly “good god i’m fucking badass” facade that is NastyNasty so here’s the nitty gritty:
i was born in 1983 (yeah, i’m hella old) in a town called Quincy that lies in northeastern california about 100 miles from the nevada border. Quincy is comprised mainly of trees with scattered hippies and streams to skip rocks in. I moved to Cupertino to attend kindergarten and early grade school where i learned a love of ,usic that mostly comprised of singing on the airplane swing my parents built for me and arranging the kitchenware into some form of primitive drum set. i then moved to Dublin(California…not the romantic kind) where i picked up my first legitimate instrument(Saxaphone) in 4th grade. My interest wained and i didn’t pick back up seriously until moving back to the south bay in Jr. High School where i began learning to play my acoustic guitar. I continued to play guitar and picked up bass(both upright and electric) in a few bands in jr. high and high school ranging from punk and ska to Jazz and even surf. after high school i was kicked out of my parents house and fired from my job so i started selling weed and hanging out with a different crowd. somewhere in late high school i had been exposed to aphex twin and squarepusher and as i was introduced to more advanced hallucinogens my love for electronic music grew and one night while fighting a noxious void on some really good acid a friend of mine dropped an Outkast cd into the system in my apartment and cranked up the lazers (i lived with a hard nrg crew in my first apartment….most annoying music ever but they did have subwoofers and lazers….). i fell hard…i listened to the cd so much that i had memorized the lyrics to extra terrestrial and could be found rapping them in the bathroom the next day. one of my roomies had a working version of Fruityloops on his computer and i began making primitive hip-hop and jungle beats to back my “sick flows” on it. was quickly introduced to propellerheads reason and began taking production a little more seriously
then i moved to oakland for college
within a week of college i had seen other whitekid rapper/producers and pretty much failed to get “in” with that crowd so i recoiled back into my room, quit rapping and started focusing heavily on IDM production. i crashed my parents computer trying to do something in a cracked version of soundforge over my first christmas vacation back and had spawned the alias Build128 from an error message reading “core engine failure build 128″ years passed and i had learned to drill and timestretch and re-pitch everything, make drum patterns of sheer nonsense and splatter melodies around like a jackson pollack sound collage. I also began working on Quitter with one of my college buddies in a morphine induced haze of future-crunk. i began making more and more esoteric endeavors like long winded ambient drones and delved into making hyper melodic breakcore towards the end of my reign.
then i turned 25
and i felt fucking old…burnt out on music almost….i realized that i had been making super esoteric music just to avoid any sort of emotional connection and started looking at new avenues. Around this time The hard drive that i had used to store most of my Build128 material and project files on suffered a massive failure. weeks later my girlfriend left me and everything i had been working on became extraordinarily personal all at once. I axed Build128 and began making much slower, more synth focused pieces of music that i had later come to discover would be considered “dub-step” or some form of Grime (honestly i couldn’t name more than 5 dubstep producers at the time) as well as remixing mainstream rap songs in some vain attempt at getting famous quick to stick it to all my ex girlfriends. I changed my name every couple of weeks until around december of ’08 when NastyNasty came to mind as a simple reference to my aesthetic choices and penchant for…well…kinky sex. The Name stuck and i began to find common threads in the genre, I was still pretty aloof to the impact dubstep was having in the states and completely out of the loop as far as knowing there was any kind of scene for it. i found bretheren among other up and comers on myspace like Slugabed and Hovatron and began finding locals such as Salva and Epcot who, in my opinion, were pushing the envelopes in new school club music. Fast Forward about 9 months and here we are… I’ve etched out a little space for myself with some form of Grime based club music for sound nerds…i’ve droped esoteric ideals for something far more realistic and honest; a much more visceral representation of what it is to be jasper in the year 2010, a willingness to let it all hang out be it nerdy or angry or downright filthy, a fight against the apathy and laziness that plagues my generation.
and my only hope is that we can all join in one tremendous sonic orgasm, united under a haze of fog machines and lazers, Feeling the bass rip our hearts out of our chests and beckon us to raise hands above our heads yelling “heyoooooooo” right before the beat kicks in and we go back to dancing like idiots
both sincerely and as honestly as humanly possible