Keyboard player and programmer.
Dafunkster: Fluke, do you
like the Crystal Method? They are cool bastards! I saw them live
Fluke: Yeah, I managed to see them for the
first time. I enjoyed them.
Luis: Hi, first I have to say that loved your
shows in Portugal!
Fluke: Portugal was a really good gig for us.
pin4: Mike, how is America?
Fluke: So far America is good. It has been
quite strange. It is our 3rd day in NY. Yet too short for proper
Luis: What is your favorite piece of studio
Fluke: At the moment it is a eventide H 4000
a effects processor.
Luis: What do you think of Clavia Nord lead
and the jp8000 in comparison?
Fluke: I've got a Nord lead. I was working
with a DJ named Sasha. I liked it. I like the Nord best. I use it
Coffi: Fluke, where are you
Fluke: I am from North West London.
Coffi: Would you consider yourself good at
what you do?
Fluke: That's for others to say, really. It
has been a long slow process. I think we are getting better.
Taking electronic music live is hard. Everything is so different
Luis: When will Risoto come
Fluke: It should be out in the end of
September. September 23rd.
pin4: What are you guys working on at the
moment apart from the album and single?
Fluke: The album and the single have been
finished for quite a while. We are just touring here. Then we go
Dafunkster: Will you be back to Boston, or
did I miss my only chance?
Fluke: Hopefully we will try to repeat the
show in the States as soon as we can. We are booked 'till
Coffi: Have you ever met any really famous on
pin4: How has your live set changed since the
early days? I saw you at the Rocket in London in '94 with the
Drum Club and Underworld. That was awesome!
Fluke: Way back then. That was a good gig. We
were coming off a tour. I remember that gig. Our live show is
more dynamic. We learned from past mistakes. We have a new
Gog665: Fluke, how long will the show be
Fluke: We play for only 35 minutes. I think
it is good to get in and out. Wham bam thank you mam.
pin4: What is her role in the group?
Fluke: She just joined. She has been with us
since March. Norway was her first show. She works the audience
and messes with their heads, Rachel stares, she makes contact in
quite a big way. People react well to that.
Coffi: Have you ever broken the law? (not
just for something like dropping litter).
Fluke: Everyone breaks the law everyday.
pin4: How did Fluke become
Fluke: The Lucky Monkeys is interesting.
Years ago we released All Aboard. Later on there
was a project called Bjango. On the release was a Fluke
remix as well. Kind of Glam Rock Style. Gary Glitter.
Coffi: How long do you think you'll last in
the music business? And how long do you think you'll all live to?
Fluke: We have been making records for 8
years now. We try to avoid scenes. Scenes come and go. We hope Fluke
will be able to exist in some form.
Negativland: Who plays the real Arial in the
"Atom Bomb" video?
Fluke: The "Atom Bomb" was just a
model, it was not Rachel. Rachel will appear in the new
pin4: I found a record which dates back from
1990, Island Life. What is this
record all about? Is this how you guys start off the process of
making a track?
Fluke: Island Life
is our very first attempt ever to make a record. We were a more
conventional band. I am surprised people come across that. There
were only a couple hundred pressed. Deep history.
Luis: If who had to go to desert island,
which synthesizer would you would take with you?
Fluke: I wouldn't take a synth. I would take
a sampler. A EMU- E4.
Negativland: Who are you guys gonna do
remixes for next?
Fluke: We haven't been doing remixing lately.
one but we haven't had time.
Luis: Thanks Fluke, hope to
see you soon in Portugal and keep making some of the best dance
music for me!
Fluke: We try our best.
pin4: Are you guys going to doing anymore
live dates in the UK this year?
Fluke: That is difficult to say. We will,
don't know yet.
Negativland: Whose idea is it to release
those singles as 2 CDs instead of 1?
pin4: How is the US taking Fluke
at the moment?
Fluke: Well I think the audiences react well.
Every time we have done a show. We get a lot of people coming up
saying they enjoyed it.
Fluke: One more question.
Negativland: Are you guys interested in doing
would like to try doing many different things. Yeah.
Fluke: If people want to ask us questions
firstname.lastname@example.org is our email address. We are on tour but
we try to write back to everyone. Bye everyone!