This is the first time in my life that I have an interview with a robot. Well, Raybot is not a typical robot, he is actually an Electronic musician and a DJ. In this interiew, when answering my questions, Raybot demonstrated simplicity and practicality. Raybot differ from other robots such as Daft Punk and Kraftwerk because he has a particular purpose with music, and I really admire that! Read the interview below to discover more about this special character!
1 – Why did you become a robot?
I don’t think it’s a matter on why, I was created to try to restore music back to it’s former glory, before fame and riches got into young musicians brain.
2 – How would you describe your music style?
My music would be described as “Simple” as of now. I do not have an expert way on creating music, so I use the basics and find some creative uses for them, maybe later on, the sounds would be more complex, but for now I like to stay simple.
3 – When did you start producing music?
I started when I was created, which was in 2009, I made my first “CD” it is called “Static” but I didn’t like it, so I started a “Reconstructing” period with those songs.
4 – Do you think the anonymity of being a robot is a good marketing strategy?
Right now, you have humans as artists, a robotic mouse as an artist, and robots as artist. I say it’s a good strategy!
5 – Why do you think so many people wear masks in dance music now?
Mask? Are you talking about my face? Anyway, to answer it would have to be this. Either it’s because they are shy, or they just want to focus on creating music and separate their personal life, and if not showing their face helps then alright. I admire Daft Punk because of this, instead being bask into the celebrity limelight like so many artist are doing. They exclude that way of life and seclude their faces just for the purpose of creating music and to be more focus on their music.
6 – Can you act differently as a DJ with a mask on?
As I said before it is my face sir, and no, it is not difficult to function, I act like myself.
7 – Which one are better Daft Punk or Kraftwerk? Why?
Daft Punk, From Homework to Random Access Memories, their sounds have change a lot, from the House sound of Homework to the Disco like 70’s homage of RAM, they still continue to make humans dance and feel good.
8 – Are you promoting now any special song or album?
As of now I am trying to promote myself, being new isn’t easy but slow and steady sometime get rewards like this. But since you ask if I’m promoting a song, then yes, “Rocking Out” is a song that I am promoting. It is a song from the ‘Static’ CD that I reconstructed. It has all the elements from the original (which was called “Rock On” back then).
9 – What software or instruments do you use in your studio?
I use FL Studio 12…I still need to buy it but I’m doing well with just the home demo.
10 – What, to you, are the main functions and goals of music?
Just make people happy and get lost in the sounds, Music is timeless, and hopefully will be forever timeless. I want to give LIFE back to music.
11 – Artists and Labels should give fans free music? Do you agree or disagree?
I do not agree, if an artist is giving their sounds to a streaming company, then they should get their share of the profit, sure free streaming is nice, but these artist need to get their share too, it’s only fair.
12- What’s your favorite robot movie ever?
13 – Are you able to create a soundtrack for a film?
Not just yet
14 – How can people contact you and hire your robotic services?
Facebook.com/DJRaybot, just give me a message and I’ll get to really quick.
15 – What have you got coming up for the rest of the year?
A complete robotic makeover! and hopefully the rights to my songs, and a CD! Plus more that I can’t say.