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?
Douglas: Our pleasure. I'm Douglas Sudia, otherwise known as dOGulas, founding member along with John, and I do lead vocals/lyrics, composition, programming, and loop surgery. I live in Philadelphia, which stands as the "Surgical Studios" sector of our music compound.
John: Hi Matt. I'm John Monette, and I do composition, programming, noise, and sometimes background vocals/screams.
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?
Douglas: We've always split our time going back and forth from Jersey to Philly, and all around the Tri-State Area. There's definitely more of a goth/industrial scene in Philly than NJ, always has been, but lately areas like Bar XIII of Delaware close by have sprung up, so really Philly is like the fulcrum point of the music community all around it. For me, living in an urban area will always help inspire that mechanical, somewhat anti-social feel of hard electronic and industrial music, though the scene here is very tight-knit. Everybody knows everybody else (to a degree...I'm at home making the music people get down to more than I am getting down myself. Somebody has to!) so to a degree it feels like family, like you're part of something, which is always heartening.
John: True, there's more of an industrial/goth scene in Philly than NJ. NJ has QXT's in Newark which is a nice venue and supports a lot of industrial and gothic events/acts. Also close by to them is all the NYC venues and events like DEFCON and Stimulate
What does UCNX mean to you in 2018? And how does that compare to what the project meant to you guys when it was formed?
Doug: UCNX remains the primary outlet of our collaboration. It means everything it did when we first started -- we knew we worked well together, and this would be our main outlet. Because of that, we're not afraid of our output getting more diverse, and continuing to do so. We don't mind being labeled an industrial band. We're proud to be, but we have always had a deep appreciation for lots of different music (John especially) and a desire to explore all kinds of different avenues of electronic music in general.
John: We started doing collaboration work under a few different names in the beginning ( You can find a few online if you did some searching and they are really old - haha). But, UCNX is always evolving and mixing elements of different music or ideas we have going at the time. The next album might be industrial Luther Vandross. lol
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