JUICE B CRYPTS
INTERVIEWS

The Battles Atlas interviewed some of the guest artists on Juice B Crypts. Check this page again later because more interviews are coming!



SAL PRINCIPATO

I really enjoyed your song! It's got so much energy. And seeing you perform it live was great. How did you get involved with Battles?
"Chris Tabron, who mixed and produced Juice B Crypts, and who I know from when he recorded my current live music project One Seven Eight Product at Red Bull Studios in Chelsea emailed me and asked if I'd lay down a vox on the attached Battles track and I'm like yeeah sure. This happens from time to time, a producer or artist or band who I might not know suggests to someone I do know that Sal P. lay down a vocal on a track and that person says 'I know Sal I'll ask him.'"

Was the music for Titanium 2 Step already complete when you created your part? Or did you collaborate with Battles on the music?
"I was just a cherry on top."

What's your favorite song on Juice B Crypts (other than yours of course!)?
"It's a toss up between Ambulance the opening instrumental and Last Supper on Shasta Part 1 with Tune Yards. But in general every track displays a rich and interesting musical juxtaposition that keeps you listening."

Is there anything else you want to tell Battles fans?
"I have to say when you collaborate with Ian and John or John and Ian they both display in equal parts a personal graciousness and a fluid creativity that is very inspiring and ultimately satisfying."



SHABAZZ PALACES

How did you get involved with Battles? Did you know them before the Dross Glop remix you did?
"I was aware of the band before they asked me to do the remix. I was pumped to do it because I dug them and they seemed innovative free and wild. I saw them perform once and shit was rockin."

Was the music for IZM already complete when you created your part? Or did you collaborate with Battles on the music?
"When they asked me to get on IZM they sent a rough of the music track. I worked on it at home but what I done they weren't into it so much. They suggested we get together and work on it instead of the sending files route so we linked up in NYC at Red Bull Studio and under their direction I did my part. I did not work on the music at all."

What's your favorite song on Juice B Crypts (other than IZM of course!)?
"My favorite song on the album is Hiro. Sick piano line I like the way that song moves in that smooth lilt."


© The Battles Atlas, December 2019