Read on here for some insider Shpongly tid-bits and Simon's opinion of dub-step, genres and DMT.
B: How are you doing?
S: I’m good, a little tired, but umm feeling good. Excited for tonight’s show.
B: Have you been touring like crazy?
S: Yea, I’m on an eternal tour. We’ve done, I don’t know, ten days or something like that. We’ve only just started I guess, and it’s fifty shows in total.
B: So you’re touring as Shpongle right now, correct?
S: The Shpongletron, ya, exactly.
B: Right, how was Coachella?
S: Coachella was amazing. A lot of people, and fantastic production. So everything just conspired for a great show.
B: When you go to festivals like that, do you ever get time to enjoy yourself?
S: We did. Um, commercially I suppose Coachella isn’t really my type of festival but um, the only people we really wanted to see were Trentemoller but because all the people and stuff we got stuck by Duran Duran for some reason.
B: So you got to hang out for a few days or were you back on the road right away?
S: We stayed for two days, we saw Duran Duran and Kanye and a few other people. But pretty much had to go straight out.
B: So, I’m more of a conversationalist than a journalist, but, hopefully we can just have a nice conversation and I’ll able get some interesting stuff out of it.
S: Ya, I mean ask me anything you like and if you want me to expand further I always can.
B: Something that I found interesting…have you heard of CouchSurfing, the website?
B: So I’ve been doing that for a while…just hosting not traveling myself…
S: Really? How is it?
B: It’s been awesome! I’ve had all great experiences. I hosted this one guy from Israel and, I always try to find a common ground in music, and in saying that I listen to some electronic music, he said he listens to Shpongle. And then I was in this remote part of Mexico (Mahahual), where I became friends with these Mayan dancer dudes, and in talking about electronic music, Shpongle was our common musical ground. You obviously tour all over the place…why do you think Shpongle is soo…can appeal to anyone?