Tuesday, 4 October 2005

Plasticman V's Chan Damager


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More MSN action for you. This time Plasticman chats bars, his imminent name change and album plans...

Chan Damager says:
plastic... whats going on fool? heard u have a gambling problem
Plasticman says:
haha - not a problem, but other gamblers definitely have a problem when I am at the poker table
Chan Damager says:
how much money you won to date?
Plasticman says:
not too much, I don't play for big money but I am starting to rake in a bit lately
Chan Damager says:
sly... ok... have u lost much?
Plasticman says:
i have lost a bit - but thats all part of the process of learning - i don't lose much recently, i've prob lost about £50
Chan Damager says:
the way things are at the moment, that sounds like big bucks... or are people tripping about how in trouble the scene is?
Plasticman says:
I'm doing fine out of it, but most of that money has come from bookings and not record sales
Chan Damager says:
and is that bookings abroad?
Plasticman says:
yeh there's much more money abroad
i think the nights are just run better, but a lot of the time yeh, they are bigger raves - the one we did in Brussels was about 2000 people, it really went down well - they are starting to make moves over there - the promoter who got us over there is so into the stuff he's heard when we've played there that he's trying to start a 100% grime rave regularly in Brussels
Chan Damager says:
i heard u were changing your name?
Plasticman says:
Yeh, it's possible. The whole Plastikman / Plasticman thing is starting to come on top and I think Mr Hawtin has had enough of me using the name. I aint going to let it go to court so a name change looks like the best option unless something comes up and it looks like I may have a chance of keeping my name, unfortunately he has been using the alias since 1993 (when I was 11 listening to Out Here Brothers). Boom boom boom, let me hear u say wheyo.... Them ones
Chan Damager says:
how are you getting around it then?
Plasticman says:
Well, I'm seeking advice from a few legal aides, I'm not sure what I will change it to if needs be. It's been ongoing for about 3 months now back and forth so whatever happens will probably happen fairly soon!
Chan Damager says:
what about the lego man rumour?
Plasticman says:
In desperation last week I thought I would email the big dogs at Lego to ask them about the possibility of DJ'ing under the alias of "Lego Man" They sent me a really formal, professional reply back too.
Chan Damager says::
that would have suited u
Plasticman says:
But in street terms, they were not havin a bar. Lego man would have murked Plasticman.
yeh that has run thru the head a few times "Mr Man"
Chan Damager says:
Murkle Man... clash Jammer or She Man
Plasticman says:
I would make Jammer quick time sekkkkkle!!
Chan Damager says:
Polyester Man
PVC Man
Plasticman says:
they all sound a bit S&M
Chan Damager says:
better than sounding M&S
Plasticman says:
Man Plastic. I can't really come up with anythin good.
Answers on a postcard. I am screwing about Lego though.
I could get them to make me a Lego record box to take to all my gigs.
can you imagine the publicity. I had it all thought out. Do you reckon Playmobil would be ghetto enough though? I don't think they have the streets on lock like Lego do
Playmobil Man is a bit of a mouthful though
Chan Damager says:
have u read a book called The Time Waster Letters... it sounds like something out of that
Plasticman says:
I haven't but from the title of it, it definitely does. But if one of them were to allow me, it wouldn't be a waste of time at all!
Chan Damager says:
on the real, boy better know bout you cause I know u have some serious tunes about to drop (I sound like JME's younger brother or something now)
Plasticman says:
JMEJR
Plasticman says:
I have got about 8 million tunes sat here on my PC
just itchin to see light of day. but hopefully it won't be long before they do
Chan Damager says:
8 million... when did u take up smoking brown?
Plasticman says:
I reckon it's more like about 30 (not million)
8 million was a slight exaggeration
I lay off that shit, don't you remember me turning it down when u offered me some outside FWD?
Chan Damager says:
straight white up ur nose star. i do remember... but thanks for putting 30p in my cup
Plasticman says:
All I remember was pure people asking me if I wanted a cab, then I heard a voice mention brown and I looked and there u were. I hope you spent it wisely
Plasticman says:
U know how it is at FWD, bare illegal cabbies
Chan Damager says:
i did, I bought the rephlex grime album from the woolworths bargain bin
Plasticman says:
Brap. What did u do with the change WASTEGYAL
Chan Damager says:
ha ha sent it to mark one, i see prancehall trying to murk him about his 1 jumper so I'm gonna hook mark up soon. mark one when u read this... know its nothing but love bruv....tell me, did prancehall murk me or did I hold it up for the gyal dem?
cause mans trying it left, right and up the batty
Plasticman says:
U held it up well. But Prancehall had some big bars too.I couldn't call that one
:It was a good clash
Chan Damager says:
when i release my album people will know
i got production from every big boy in the game
and i got more bars than cadburys
if u wanna add a 16 somewhere, we can squeeze it
Plasticman says:
I have the biggest bars (just ask JME and Skepta)
Chan Damager says:
i'll speak to my executive producer, simon reynolds, and see what he's saying
r u gonna be puttin bars on ur album... u know things like 'i'm a white boy, they try make me change my name but plasticman don't watch that, he'll stay the same'
Plasticman says:
yeh trust me. I'm so shower u may aswell put me in the changing room at Thornton Heath swimming baths.
Chan Damager says:
what u gonna call ur album any thoughts?
Plasticman says:
"Golden Shower" or I could have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme
on the cover and call it "Shower-Bunga"
Chan Damager says:
im a ghost writer for bare man
if u need any top boy tunes let me know
Plasticman says:
Truss I'm on it nI remixed JME serious in an MSN convo it's big
Chan Damager says:
its not true that I wrote Ps & Q's though... think that was actually Martin Clark
Plasticman says:
Nah I hear Martin Clark rolls with toppa top leng man... So I believe that
Yeh truss me Kode 9 is absolute shower curtain
Chan Damager says:
...like one of those ones u get in argos with cartoons on it
Chan Damager says:
if i had a shower id buy one of them, but I don't I share a communal bath mat
Plasticman says:
That is big. Thats the next prop idea - I'm lookin to purchase a shower curtain like that to wear behind the decks. II might get Terrorhythm logos and some silhouettes of guns and bats on it. that would be off the chain
Chan Damager says:
whats ur next release?
Plasticman says:
Goin to put the Still Tippin remix out on White fairly soon, there should be somethin on the flip but not sure what yet.
Chan Damager says:
i love that track A LOT
Plasticman says:
The next Terrornythm should be soon too - Cha vocal featuring Shizzle, Fresh, Napper and Cha VIP
Plasticman says:
big I'm glad u like it
Chan Damager says:
like u give a shit
Plasticman says:
yeh standard
Plasticman says:
no sensibility pon MSN
Chan Damager says:
thats how we do
Chan Damager says:
on the real... do u ever think u will spit on a tune
Plasticman says:
Nah I have the bars but I can't spit
Maybe I'll do a skinner Cos he's murkin and he gets loads of free shit from Reebok now
and his label pay for him to shoot videos on location at 18-30 holiday resorts
Chan Damager says:
is that what u aspire 2
Plasticman says:
HahaI don't really aspire to anyone, this music thing is all a big laugh to me - I just enjoy it, if I can earn some money and give the scene some exposure along the way then thats just a bonus
Chan Damager says:
r u still signing on?
Plasticman says:
Under 5 different aliases I actually buy a flight to Newcastle every Thursday with the money I earn Just so I can collect some more. Big up Easyjet
Chan Damager says:
fiddy grime groupie now says you're very funny. big boy.
Plasticman says:
we need more girl groupies
Chan Damager says:
but being a girl, if u appreciate something, u gotta be a groupie right?
Chan Damager says:
standard
Plasticman says:
Not about the sweaty bearded man ones yasimi
Chan Damager says:
but please tell the world
Chan Damager says:
fiddy is not a groupie
Chan Damager says:
but i would if i could actually draw man
Plasticman says
I will spread the word
Plasticman says:
u want me to get it printed onto some flyers?
Chan Damager says:
please
Plasticman says:
I will put it on me next release on the shouts
Plasticman says:
you can quote me on that
Chan Damager says:
please, I cry myself to sleep every night
Plasticman says:
:I am like Johnson and Johnson "no more tears"... www.terrorhythm.co.uk - but the main page for news at the mo is my blog - www.thehardgraft.blogspot.com. And I just wanna say nuff respect to all the people trying to bring grime to other countries, and massive shouts to all the people out there still buying records and downloading mp3's legally
Chan Damager says:
and i hope you keep your name cause you're the realest piece of plastic i know
Plasticman says:
and big up the haters... i.e. lego

16 comments:

Blazey said...

Woah, he is holding a bottle of champs in his teeth!! His front ones too!!

Chantelle Fiddy said...

Hulk Plasticman bad boy

terrorhythm said...

No need for the platinum grill.

LethalFizzle said...

usually i would say im not into these 'look at the msns i have with famous friends' advertisments but this was kinda funny actually
that aside, plastic shouldnt release the still tippin remix cos that original mike jones tune is OLD as fuck now, he needs to not waste his money and put out something proper and new of his own
big up plastic anyway, he is one of the biggest producers and DJs out right now, he needs to have his own album out on warp or something

Chantelle Fiddy said...

it's not supposed to be 'a look at me...' it's just a way of presenting interviews in a more informal fashion which I feel often gives you more insight anyway... but that Still Tippin RMX is big.

SHOWERFACE DOGZ said...

yo he should call himself simply PLASTIC X

Blackdown said...

or eX Plastic?

personally i like Plastiq which he used to use.

LethalFizzle said...

make it french
monsieur de plastique
i like manplastic personally
plastisician maybe
or elastoplasticman
plastic x - make him a nation of islam member
the artist formerly known as plastic

terrorhythm said...

There's already an artist called Plastiq, and Plastic, and Plastique.

I aint going to let this shit happen twice so those are all ruled out.

xenon said...

Plastic is great, but he should never taken the name of the original Plasticman, poor form. I remember being dosed on tabs and seeing that guy at raves in NYC in the mid 90s. Big up new plasticman, but come original. I like the Legoman handle, plus the champange bottle in your mouth. Plus your beats are hot, collab with more mc's, you with Roll Deep would be big.

terrorhythm said...

I don't think people get it.

Big up Xenon for the props, but I don't think you're getting it. I had NEVER heard of Plastikman (Hawtin) until about 2/3 years ago, by which time I had been using the name for 3 years already.

I've never listened to techno music and I can put my hand on my heart and say to this day I still have never heard a Plastikman record.

So as far as I was concerned, there was nobody in the world called Plasticman when I chose that name, apart from the DC Comics guy.

xenon said...

shit... sorry for getting on you, didn't realize you were in the dark about it until a few years after you chose the name. Too bad you might have to drop it, it's a cool name.

SHOWERFACE DOGZ said...

how about using your real name like logan... unless it's Quentin or Archibald!!

terrorhythm said...

Xenon - no problem man, a lot of people presume I had heard of him because I had a recent release on Rephlex.

That Rephlex release came purely off the back of them picking up my grime records in shops, I never sent them any demos.

Showerface - Logan isn't his real name. That is just a DJ name based on a character from a comic book.

I have thought about using my real name but I think that will seperate me even further from the grime scene in which nobody uses their real name. I don't want to give anyone even more reason to think I'm techno or dubstep.

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SHOWERFACE DOGZ said...

safe man did'nt know that about Logan (Thought that was a strage name for a kid from Essex..he is from Essex right!?).. i was thinking u could break the mould tho, be the first. Everyone knows who you are so after a few announcements it will be plastic who. think diddy, daddy.. sean combs!! that's his best name
It sounds a bit silly think it would be good for the scene to have some normal names bringing the heat!!