Blondtron is somewhat of an urban myth in Vancouver. Her wild stories of debauchery known across the land, from partying with Die Antwoord, to defeating hordes of women in a mud wrestling competition, the cult of Blondtron knows no bounds. She sat down, presumably, over the Internet with BeatRoute to answer some of our questions about her time in Berlin, the state of her sleeping arrangements and her relationship to Prince Zimboo.
BeatRoute: How does Berlin compare to Vancouver?
Blondtron: Musically? I don’t think you can really even weigh the two against each other. It’s like comparing a David Garibaldi painted stripper blanket to a Matisse. One is just not the other, it’s just a different world. Berlin is not eclectic in its dance music scene. You like minimal, or you like techno. There is a growing R&B and Soul scene, but it’s small and if you play hip-hop, it’s ’90s wedding hip-hop only. Vancouver forces its diversity on you but in a good way. People like so much different music and it’s a small city so there is a lot more crossover in scenes. It in turn makes you, as a producer or DJ, way more open to a varied range of genres. Both have their sunny sides. I get bored of the repetition of Techno and Minimal when I’m in Berlin. But I miss the level of programming and progression in atmosphere a scene with such focus can bring.
BR: What do you miss about Vancouver when you are not here?
Blondtron: I miss the food. Like mega miss the food. I want to drop kick schnitzels off of a bridge. How much meat can one country eat and why do you have to put it into so many shapes? Enough. I miss the air & water. Honestly. You can feel the air in your lungs as soon as you step off the plane. That water, man, so good. And I miss my friends, I’ve got a jackpot lottery of awesome friends in this town. I’m one lucky-ass bitch.
Blondtron: HEH-xcellent! He’s the best Internet husband a girl could ever hope for. I’m really hoping to bring him up here for a “Zimboo’s Thousandth Wife Tour”.
BR: What was the best show you played this year?
Blondtron: Tied for my going away party in Berlin we did with Top Billin & Neoteric and then of course Basscoast. If you guys haven’t been to Basscoast, go to Basscoast. Party of a lifetime. I played main stage on Friday night and it was just the wildest thing ever.
BR: What are you currently working on?
Blondtron: MY LIFE. Seriously, I’m a goddamn mess. I sleep on a foamy on the floor and have a hamster pile of clothes and that’s it. It’s sad, it’s just sad. But I have set up my studio, and am trying to finish off this song called “Touch Myself” featuring my homegirl Roxy Cottontail from NYC. I have a few remixes in the works and am trying to catch up on my mixtape obligations I’ve over-promised myself to.
BR: If you weren’t DJing, what would you be doing?
Blondtron: Writing children’s books? Naming lipsticks? I don’t know, I have become so good at drinking, hot boxing my studio and being rude on the Internet, I don’t know what else I’m good at.
Catch Blondtron on October 12 at Fortune as part of Happy Ending Fridays.
By Jordan Cook