Infidel Interview #92: Stew Stim

First off, just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. Could you start off by giving a little information about you to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, and where you live would be pretty standard?

My name is Stew, i’m a 19 year old man child from the midwest.

How do you enjoy where you live? Is there a vibrant music community where you are? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity?

I’m not too interested in what goes on around here. I’d rather work with close friends. I’ll stick my head out for a show or two, but that’s on a good day.

Do you consider yourself to be part of a particular sound or scene? What is your thoughts on the nature of genres and styles, and do you have any particular ones which you find to your enjoyment more, listening and/or production-wise?

My music is just a hybrid of everything I think is cool. If people want to group me into a scene, I don’t mind. I like to be sonically challenged, but my taste is pretty eclectic.

What would you say are your biggest influences when it comes to art and music? Are there any bands that you would say struck you with the chord that inspired you to peruse your current path of musical aspirations?

I don’t look up to any other creatives, but if you asked me this question a year or two ago I would probably have an elaborate response for you. I only pay attention to my good friends nowadays. LA beat scene was huge for me when I first started.

What are some of the biggest challenges you have had to overcome in your musical career?

Finding a good excuse to take a break from music.

Have you had any particular moment(s) that you would like to share, that you would consider to be a crowning achievement in your musical career so far, or moments that you would say truly continue to inspire you to pursue your artistic path?

I haven’t done anything yet. Being creative is humanly, so I would say more life experience.

For fans who have not seen you yet, when it comes to your live show, how would you describe yourself thematically and visually? Are you an energy and audience driven band in the live atmosphere? Or would you consider yourself to be more thematic or presentation oriented?

My music would be the driving force. If I have the resources to make my shows ideal, then it will be apparent when people come say hi.

If you could play any anywhere, with anyone, in the world, dead or alive, who and where would it be?

Future, preferably somewhere in Tokyo. I would want all of my good friends to be on stage with me while its going on too. If not Future, then probably my little brother if it would somehow make for a cohesive show. He is a piano wizard….his spells are very buttery.