Stylish singer, self-proclaimed sexual icon, and classically trained Suzuki violinist (more on that later) Silver Medallion has dropped his latest video covering dance track “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn and we’re the first ones to get our hands on it. Check out his style influences, his summer music recommendations, and the hot new video after the jump.
How would you describe your style?
Long hair don’t care. #LHDC. It’s a lifestyle.
Who are your style icons?
Rankin. Tom Ford. Whoever is responsible for the style of the male characters in Wes Anderson films… As far as artists I love Sky Ferriera‘s style throughout her whole career so far.
What are your plans for the summer?
Canoodling. Hedonism. Water ballooning high school kids in my neighborhood from my balcony. Continuing my ongoing, lifelong quest for the perfect tan. Also I’m doing a music series called #longpopsummer that consists of covers like the Robyn cover, and some pop originals that are a little outside of my normal musical offerings.
Who are you music influences right now?
I went digging through all my albums recently in preparation for summer, I actually brought back the Twin Shadow album I was playing all last summer into rotation, there’s something about the way he effortlessly creates an 80s, totally indie vibe with no pop connotations whatsoever beyond general amazingness that I’m still obsessed with.
I can’t handle listening to club music outside of the the club/show atmosphere since I’m out doing shows so much so I’ve been listening to Explosions in the Sky constantly at home, they create these large walls of sound with epic, orchestral buildups that I feel has influenced the way I write and build up house music songs, I’m trying to break the structural formula of most club house music and use more drastic arrangement changes in new music I’m creating, and Explosions in the Sky is definitely an influence.
What bands/artists should we be looking out this summer?
The swedish duo Icona Pop has one of my favorite songs of the summer already, my friend DJ Louie XIV showed it to me a few weeks back, its called “I Love It” and I can’t see any reason why it won’t be huge all summer.
Alvin Risk is my favorite electronic artist right now, I caught a ton of buzz about him at Ultra this year, he has a sick live show and has just been turning out consistent great tracks.
I’m labelmates with a group called Solidisco that I’ve been playing out all the time, they make amazing house/electro remakes of disco and r&b tracks that’s a perfect NYC summer dance soundtrack.
What are 3 things most people don’t know about you?
- A lot of people don’t know I’m originally from Hawaii, since I live in NYC now and Silver Medallion first found success in Arizona, but I grew up way into the reggae and beach life, and all the good things that come with it.
- Also, I’m a classically trained Suzuki violinist, although I don’t get much practice in anymore.
- I’m an avid survivalist, my contingency plan for the apocalypse is very intensely thought out. When it all falls down, keep your fingers crossed we’re at the same party.
For more information on Silver Medallion, check out his twitter, his facebook page, and website Slave to the City.