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- Posted on Mar 14th 2010 8:08AM by Robert Evans
How did your band form?
We were a drum & bass act called Terravita for 6 years or so and backed up our release schedule [for the album], so we decided to mess around with some electro. The first few tunes took off on the blogs and next thing you know, we are traveling the world as Hot Pink Delorean.
What are your musical influences?
I come from a hardcore/metal background, Matt comes from a grunge and drum & bass background, and Jon comes from hip hop, but we have all been doing electronic music for at least, 10 years a piece. Electronic music we take influence from is a lot of drum & bass like Pendulum and Sub Focus, some house like Chuckie, Bloody Beetroots and Wolfgang Gartner and some hip hop like Rakim and Twista.
How did you come up with your band name?
We wanted something that symbolizes the way we take influence from past music and use it to make future music, so a time traveling iconic car from the past seemed perfect -- of course, a normal Delorean is boring as f*ck, so we figured we would make it unique and flashy, so its Hot Pink Delorean. Also Deloreans are stainless steel and don't exist in colors, so its sort of a mythical beast, like a flying unicorn...
What is your biggest vice?
Booze....it comes with being a nightclub act.
What is your musical guilty pleasure?
We love really bad r&b.
What is the craziest thing you've ever experienced on tour?
What happens on tour, stays on tour...
What is in your SXSW survival kit?
A pocket full of cash.
What lasting impact do you want to leave with your fans?
We want our fans to come out of their shell and have a blast dancing and partying to our music. It is, after all, dance music. We also want our fans to realize we are just normal people that also love music and are just trying to have a good time.
If you could trade lives with any celebrity for a day, who would it be?
So we can transfer all of his money to our accounts. [laughs]
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