Radio Kangol Spotlight: Smells of Foundation Records

Next up in our Radio Kangol Spotlight series, we caught up with DJ/producer Smells of Foundation Records, shooting the breeze about everything from his uniquely slick, stylish electronic sound to what his favourite cereal is. As with all our other showcased artists/labels, you can hear each and every one played in-store at Boxpark during the KNGLxTRRBL collab collection takeover, which you can visit from tomorrow until Monday 12th October. 

Based in Seoul, South Korea, Foundation Records is a cool and creative independent label that was started in 2005. Their signings cover a wide spectrum of music, ranging from electronic and hip-hop to disco and lo-fi.

 

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Where is home?

I am living in Seoul, South Korea, where I was born and raised.

 

How would you describe your sound?

Electronic, hip-hop, old school to new school. I’m trying to break boundaries.

 

What do you look for creative inspiration?

YouTube-related videos give me awesome inspiration.

 

What is your favourite place to visit when touring?

Los Angeles, California. The weather is very moderate – never real cold and never real hot.

 

 

How would you describe your personal style?

Generally, I tend to choose casual outfits. T-shirts, jeans and hats make me feel comfortable.

 

What’s your spirit animal? 

Maybe sheep. Because I’ve been educated that I was born in the Year of the Sheep, according to Chinese zodiac.

 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? 

Immortality. I could live forever and be the oldest person on the planet.

 

What was your worst day job ever and why? 

I don’t think I’ve experienced it yet.

 

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Who do you most admire?

Nature. Our imagination is NOTHING compared with natures reality. (from @COSMOSonTV)

 

What profession (other than your own) would you like to attempt?

Adult film director.

 

 If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring three things, what would they be?

Satellite mobile phone, phone charger and a solar electric generator.

 

On a scale of 1-10, how honest are you? (… Is that an honest answer?)

8, maybe 9 today, truly.

 

 

What’s your favourite cereal?

Kellogg’s Special K Cereal, Red Berries.

 

If there is a fork in the road, do you go left or right?

My first instinct is left.

 

A penguin walks through the door wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

‘Ice Ice Baby, Ice Ice Baby…’ Penguins party hard.

 

Beatles or Rolling Stones?

I love The Beatles.

 

Beer or Champagne?

Champagne.

 

 

Heads or Tails?

Heads.

 

Jazz or Rock ‘n’ Roll?

I think I love Jazz more than Rock ‘n’ Roll.

 

Rock, Paper or Scissors?

That’s a too-difficult question. Current mood is paper, I can feel it.