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The Eighth Note: Uber Driver

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‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

Up next is DJ/producer Uber Driver.


Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
I go by Uber Driver, a dance music specialist playing a range of genres spanning techno, bass and beyond. There’s an affinity for club music that has become deeper through amazing domestic and global experience.

What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
Currently I have some tracks circulating from EP ‘…Arriving Soon’, released on August 9 on Auckland record label Heat Rockers.

Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
To keep up with the journey and bad memes, I’m most active on Instagram and for streaming music, catch me on Soundcloud or Spotify.

What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
Growing up, Hip Hop was my first love and was definitely shaped by Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III, 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Trying and definitely Illmatic by Nas.

Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
Borrowed CS, Riki Gooch and Alexa Casino. Incredibly talented musicians I’ve had the privilege to brush shoulders with but not (yet) create any magic with!

What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
When the right crowd shows up, Club 121 on Cuba Street. Super intimate basement that’s perfectly suited for gritty and emotive techno.

In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
More often than not, it begins the drum tracks. The rhythm is predominantly the focus for me but recently I’ve been trying to build the drums around atmosphere or a melodic idea and yield more interesting results.

Where/when is your next gig?
On the day of the EP release, Aug 9, I played a show at Galatos Basement in Auckland. Otherwise you can catch me banging club tracks at Club 121 on Aug 16 for Satellites.

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