In Partnership with Fuser
Every week, we introduce you to a brand new artist we’re going mad for here at NME Towers via our ego-busting Q&A, What’s Your Band Called, Mate?. This week, DJ Plugsy talks EDM, plug-shaped helmets,
What’s your band called, mate?
“Hello. I’m Plugsy.”
What do you sound like?
“Euphoria. Pain. The sound of the fuse blowing – in your mind.”
Are you any good (honestly)?
“I’m 240 volts of brilliance (honestly).”
What’s your best song?
“How do you pick between perfection? Only pulling your plug – I reckon it’s a tune called ‘Earth (Wire) Song’, but I can’t release it cos I can’t clear the MJ sample.”
What’s been your most memorable gig?
“Memorable for the wrong reasons was the other year at a festival in Belgium where the rain got in my gear and I electrocuted myself. The headlines basically wrote themselves.”
Tell us something really interesting about you, that isn’t to do with music.
“I never take my helmet off.”
We said really interesting…
“Try wearing a giant plug on your head at Crown Court or the GUM clinic and tell me it ain’t interesting.”
What is your karaoke song?
“‘High Voltage’ by Electric Six.”
Scenario: We’ve given you a shit load of money to make a big budget video – what do you do?
“What’s a shit load of money to you, though? I eat tenners on toast for breakfast, you know what I’m saying? I have been knocking this one idea around: Plugsy Malone. Good, right? Like the film with the little gangsters shooting cream at each other, but with plug heads too, old timey ones.”
What do you want to achieve with your music?
“Fame. Money. Spiritual enlightenment.”
If your tour bus was hanging over the edge of a cliff and you needed to throw out one band member as ballast, which member would it be and why?
“Well, there’s only me, so that’s a trick question from you, Naughty Musical Express. But often my mate Lee travels to gigs with me, and I’d chuck Lee out in a heartbeat.”
Fill in the blanks: When you listen to our music, it feels like… “…sticking your three claw fingers into the mains.”
If your band had ‘stans’ (superfans, like Katy Perry’s Kitty Cats or Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters), what would the name for them be?
“I do, and they’re called Plugsy People, Fusers or Plugheads.”
Where can we see you next?
“Trick question cos I don’t know where you live, so: Vegas? A festival? Your local CEX?”
What do you want to happen at your last ever show?
“Coronation. King Plugsy’s got a nice ring to it.”
Any final words?
“YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET. But you’ve seen more than me cos the eyeholes on this thing are dead small.”
As told to Arthur Pinger
The documentary series, DJ Plugsy: Locked Down, Plugged In, launches on NME on November 20, 2020