Audio Indulgence with Night Sports
Shooting straight out of Copenhagen, Danish singer and producer Caspar Bock was broke, working in advertising and needed a change. After realising two EP's with his previous band Champagne Riot, Caspar decided to move into something new. Using all of his hard earned corporate cash on synthesisers, drum machines and samplers from the late 70's and early 80's, he created Night Sports, a minimal electro enthusiast's wet dream. Nordic by Nature and Mr Wolf present, the man himself, Night Sports.
What got you started?
Boredom and Oasis, it was a long time ago. Later I moved on from guitars to synthesisers, then to software and now back to real machines again. On the 1st of January 2014 I woke up and had a cup of coffee, the next thing I did was to program a kick drum pattern on a Yamaha RX5 - that was the beginning of Night Sports.
If you had the chance to do a duet with one artist, who would it be?
I want to do one with Kim Wilde. I'm trying to figure out how to make that happen.
Who would be your dream fan?
I guess if it was Kim Wilde, then it would be easier to convince her to do the duet?
Who was the last interesting person you encountered in the past 24 hours?
The only person I met in the past 24 hours was the girl in the sandwich shop.
What are your three favourite tracks at the moment?
There are a lot more than three. But these are good:
The KLF - 3am Eternal
Reviving Aeris - Summer Comes
Chairmen of the board - I'm on my way to a better place
Do you have any weird rituals before jumping on stage?
I haven't played live with Night Sports yet. With Champagne Riot I usually got way too drunk to compensate my nerves. It would be great if I could find a better ritual this time around.
If you had the chance to send a message to musicians of the future, let's say 2020, what would you say?
I'd probably just say 'hi'.
What are you doing or where do you feel the most inspired/creative/radical?
I work best at night.
Talk us through the best performance or show you've seen? Where was it and why was it so good?
Seeing Ash live in Dublin as a teenager. If I saw the show today I would probably head straight for the exit, but back then it summed up the three only things that mattered in the world: guitars, girls and the ability to buy beer with a fake ID.
Being a musician is an extra bonus skill, right? Tell us something that you're embarrassingly unskilled at?
I'm embarrassingly unskilled at cooking.
How do you know when your work is finished?
I don't. I always want to change stuff. I need to set deadlines all the time.
What's coming up? Albums, Tours, etc
My debut single 'Youthquake' is coming out on the 28th of July. It will be out digitally - but there will also be a limited edition 7" release through a small label I'm part of running here in Copenhagen called Mingo Records.