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INTERVIEW: Totems

INTERVIEW: Totems

Reuben Winter aka Totems is an Auckland-based experimental, electronic producer/musician. A number of influences and sounds ranging from footwork, juke, jungle, hip-hop & trap can be heard across his projects. One of his tracks Echolocate off his most recent release Elixir was included in Thump's (VICE) 10 best New Zealand tracks of 2015. You can also hear Reuben's touch in other bands such as Roidz (guitar/synth/mastering) and P.H.F (drums). With an impressive back catalogue already and sitting in his early 20s, Totems has emerged as one of our favourite musicians coming out of NZ and is certainly one to keep an eye on.

We talk DJ Rashad, album-artwork, recording with emo/punk-rock band Roidz, Reuben plays a snippet of a demo/unreleased track, and we put him in the horror-based virtual reality experience Catatonic.

 

SURLY: Turpentine

SURLY: Turpentine

AVERAGE RAP BAND: El Sol

AVERAGE RAP BAND: El Sol