hrmxny, aka Chris De Minico, is an 18-year-old producer born and based in Toronto, Ontario. “I’ve always lived here, it’s my favourite place to be, it has a mix of everything you could ever want in the world, but fuck the cold.” He produces Deep House, anything Electronic and groovy. “Music should make you feel some sort of emotion, that’s my main focus in my music.” Growing up listening to mostly Hip-Hop, he had a strong hate for EDM of any kind - until he discovered SBTRKT. ”My opinion on music completely changed.” Along with SBTRKT, his biggest influences include: Disclosure, James Blake, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Basically anything based in the UK. “That’s where I want my music to take me!”
He doesn’t like being taught pointless shit - you gain more knowledge through experience, he explains. “I think going to school for music is somewhat stupid, it was never for me, I tried. How can you tell someone a certain way of doing something, especially in such a vast subject and culture, everyone is different.” Spends the majority of his time in his room, producing or listen to music, while getting yelled at by his family to do something better with his life.
Gets his vocals from his friend, Tylor Jay Santos. Few shows coming up. He also has an “alter-ego” called C L U B F L O R A L. Planning on dropping an EP soon under that name.
“Phones are the worst.
Glass kind of made me hate my phone — or any phone. It made me realize how much they have captured our attention. Phones separate us from our lives in all sorts of ways. Here we are together, looking at little screens, interacting (at best) with people who aren’t here. Looking at our hands instead of each other. Documenting instead of experiencing.”—Mat Honan of Wired Magazine
“Voyeurism, then, realizes itself only through a hindrance that it creates on its own. In refusing or fearing to engage directly with the attracting object, the individual compensates by possessing it visually. At the same time, if the occupational hazard of this player of a silent game is the possibility of his own discovery, the effortful defeat of another’s privacy is his stimulus. Voyeurism may be one of the more peculiar bargains the libido makes with the puritan work ethic.”—Max Kozloff, “Photography and Fascination” (via nevver)