In late 2011 “The Internet” (Founded by OFWGKTA members Matt Martians and Syd Tha Kyd) released their debut album, Purple Naked Ladies; A frenetic mash up of spaced-out synthesizers, electronic drum beats and soulful harmonies, evoking the spirit of Kelis’s rebellious 1999 debut album – Kaleidoscope, blended with the funky edge of “Return of the Space Cowboy”.
PNL sounded part ode to The Internet’s heroes (Jamiroquai, Timbaland, Outkast, Erykah Badu, The Neptunes) and part futuristic experimentation (hidden songs, reversed vocals and abrupt changes in tempo are commonplace) which saw The Guardian review the record as a “late contender for album of the year”.
I’ve come to the show tonight to meet Matthew and Syd to talk about “Feel Good” their 2nd album due to be released later this summer. Matt may be familiar to some of you, he’s been a member of theneptunes.org “Grindin” forum ever since we began way-back-when.
Matt affectionately describes Grindin’ as “one of those forums that only like super-duper fan boys know about.” and it also served as the venue where Matt was introduced to fellow ‘fan boy’ Tyler, The Creator, with whom he would later form the formidable OFWGKTA.
Read our in-depth interview below, where they discuss; their upcoming album “Feel Good“, The Neptunes, Odd Future and the music industry. As well as providing insight into what it’s like working with Chad Hugo, SBTRKT, Mike Einziger and Earl amongst others…