Modcast #143: Baio

Chris Baio drops a dose of bass for us in this week's Modcast. The electronic producer and Vampire Weekend anchor is hot off a separate Modular jaunt, where he remixed Young Dreams' 'Fog Of War' and commanded the dancefloor at our What We Do Is Secret party with Nick Zinner in January.

Distant relations to Hollywood royalty aside, he's amping up for Vampire Weekend's forthcoming album 'Modern Vampires of the City', out May 14. More info in our interview with the man of the week below.

It's ultimately apparent from all our dealings that you're one hell of a nice guy. What makes you snap?

I haven't really lost my temper in years and years. It's hard to imagine a scenario where I'd truly snap aside from some really awful things that I'd rather not even put in writing!

Will we see your dark side if Modern Vampires of the City gets leaked?

Only if I'm the source of the leak, I'd feel terrible letting my bros down.

This album marks the final chapter in a trilogy. Where do you go from here?

I guess you can go prequel or new trilogy or spin-off animated series. Only time will tell!

Regularly DJing at Vampire Weekend after parties, are you the last to get home or are there worse offenders?

Depends on the night but I feel safe saying we'll never ever win a "hardest-partying band" award.

Does this mix have an underlying theme? There's a noticeable presence of latin sound.

The weather has been nasty in NY and I feel like I was pining for some nice NY spring weather with these selections. Had fun going through my record collection for some of the older tracks and also sharing new jams I love.

What's next for you production wise?

Made another remix earlier this year that'll be surfacing in the not-too-distant future. Been working on another ep, hope to have it out sometime later this year, we'll see!

Still loving your remix of Young Dreams' Fog Of War. Did you run into them at SXSW?

I missed them in Austin but I got lunch with a few of them last week in NY. Lovely guys! I had a lot of questions about Snus and they were able to answer all of them.

Wait you lost me there. Snus?

Snus is this type of chewing tobacco that is extremely popular in Scandinavia and kind of picking up in America. Supposed to be much healthier than smoking and traditional dip!

Richie Phoe - Bumpy's Lament
New Edition - Once in a Lifetime Groove
Pan Assembly - Ah Hearing Pan
Tensnake - Hurricane
Kid Color - Parallels
Sano - Chupa [Matias Aguayo Version]
Yadi - Unbreakable [Baio Remix]
Ryan Crosson, Cesar Merveille - The Day You Left
Mount Kimbie - Made to Stray
Cashmere Cat - Mirror Maru
Orquesta Aragon - Negro es Negro

April 4, 2013 at 6:00am in modcast



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