WeTransfer, the online file-sharing service known for its support of digital music and art, has dropped the first volume of WeTalkMusic, the website’s new series of music and interview recordings. The series, which aims to break free of the typical question-and-answer format, will host prominent artists of various genres for interviews that explore their defining tracks and creative influences through the use of informal, unexpected questions. “WeTalkMusic digs into who artists are, and how that identity formed,” says WeTransfer’s Music Partnership Director Lukas Nieuwenhuijsen. “We want artists to show different sides of themselves by selecting songs based on questions they wouldn’t normally be asked, to avoid the interview responses they’ve been repeating for years.” The intimate, conversational sessions will be hosted by Thris Tian, the co-founder of the leading underground music streaming platform Boiler Room, and the recordings will be available for listening via WeTransfer’s Mixcloud channel.
For WeTalkMusic’s premiere, Tian meets with British DJ-producer Bonobo and the band Hundred Waters at Form Festival in Arcosanti, Arizona, where the group talk of their artistic roots and creative vision while sampling seminal tracks in their development as musicians.
You can hear the debut of WeTalkMusic with Bonobo and Hundred Waters in the player below.