Hey, it’s Shira Lazar backstage at the Grammys, brought to you by Turbo Tax BT nominated for best electronics. Best dance album. Yep I love it. I love electronic music. It’s pretty amazing what’s happened with electronic music and culture in this country over the last several years. Yeah. You know, I really
feel like it’s reached a tipping point I mean, for a while, like in the late nineties acts like The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers it was like on the cover of Rolling Stone
and they were saying electronica is gonna rule America. It never really fully connected. I mean, Moby you know sold millions of copies. I love Moby too. He’s a friend of mine. but watching the Superbowl half-time show a week ago really it congealed for me. It was like, it happened. It really happened. It has reached a super saturation, a tipping point. Well, it’s on it’s underground. Yeah God absolutely. You know when David Guetta won all those awards last year I think it
showed where the industry was headed. Yeah. For sure. So it’s super exciting. It’s something
I’ve been a part of for years. and believe in so it’s pretty rad. You’re known as the godfather of dance or of trans. I hear that one quite a bit. Did you peg yourself as that? [laughter] Yeah I get on my Wikipedia page. No, I’ve heard that one and that’s an honor honestly. You know, to be affiliated with a associated with something that’s gone on to be impactful, sort of in the world of music culture. Definitely. You travel a lot, but you live, I was surprised
you lived like on a farm you said. Yeah. I do. Which is surprising. You obviously do some sort of crazy music and live a hectic lifestyle a bit. I do sort
of live a hectic lifestyle, but you’re talking to somebody that does Pilates three times a week stuff. So your a Zen trans man. Very much so, yeah. Absolutely. I spend a lot of time in the woods. So that’s where you get inspiration. Yeah, absolutely really it is.
I like going to a place that’s quiet and getting fueled up and then going to Shanghai and performing. It’s nice, I love being there. What is next for you? Next up, I actually I shouldn’t say who it’s with, but I;m
getting ready to sign on to do another film. I haven’t done a film in a while. Oh wow. So I did the music for The Fast and Furious
and for Monster. A bunch of movies. Yeah. So, I love doing that because I’m a classical music brat. So getting to conduct an orchestra is really rewarding. You can’t do it on an electronic music album. It costs millions of dollars so you have to be working
with a big studio to do something like that. So I’m excited to do that. I’m going to do that
over the course of the next year. Oh wow. Then I sold my software company to, it’s called Sonic Architects. I sold it to Isotope this year and our
first product came out, stud-rite. It’s blowing up. Lot of great stuff going on. That’s a lot of great stuff. Yeah, real excited to be here. Celebrate this, this is a real moment for me. It is and you should enjoy it. So do
you have one person that’s guided you you in your career? Someone you’ve gone to for expert advice. You know I have a couple people, but one
of the people that actually springs to mind immediately is Peter Gabriel. That’s a pretty good mentor. He’s givin’ me some incredibly sage words of wisdom over the years. i met Peter about twelve years ago now and he’s not someone I get to see-e as much as I’d like to see. As much as I’d like to see him, however that being said, the things that he’s said to me have been so ultimately correct and rewarding so I would definitely say him. Well I’m sure he’ll be proud of you tonight. No, Sunday. Yeah. at the Grammys. Right on. And Congratulations. Thank you
very much. Thanks for having me. Enjoy. Cool. Sponsored by Turbo Tax. Turbo Tax guides you step by step to the maximum refund you deserve.