As his new single prepares to drop, we ask the enigmatic Rex The Dog to reveal his favourite dinosaur – and 14 more essential questions…
What are you plugging and why should we buy it?
It’s not for us to say what you should buy! Isn’t everything downloaded and stolen now anyway? But we’ve made an album and it’s called The Rex The Dog Show. You could buy it if you wanted the booklet – it has 16 pages and we drew them all by hand.
What’s your favourite dinosaur?
I think a little tiny one would be cool. Like a mini T-rex. You’d have to get its teeth filed down or keep it sedated otherwise it would go for your ankles all the time.
What track/remix/mix are you most proud of?
Um, I like our remix of The Knife’s Heartbeats a lot. The song was just perfect and it still means a lot to me and Rex.
When and where was the last time you paid to get into a club?
In 2004 at Nag Nag Nag in London to hear Jo Jo De Freq.
What’s the most treasured record you own?
The 12” of Voyage Voyage by Desireless – it’s not actually as good as the 7” but it is just really nice.
Who would you have DJing at your wedding?
No one famous. I think a close friend who knows what we like. Also depends who I’m marrying…
And at your funeral?
What a grisly idea, a funeral DJ! I think I’d like just one record played and that would be Stay Gold by Stevie Wonder. It would have to be the version from the movie The Outsiders though. Not the live version.
Do you get groupies? What are they like?
Sometimes. The girls wants kisses or drawings, the boys want to talk about their microkorgs and their demos.
You’ve got two quid in your pocket. What are you going to spend it on?
Pens! You can never have enough, especially with a dog who eats anything.
You can be any DJ/producer for a day – who would you be?
We like being us!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?
That’s definitely a question for Rex. Where to start? Gloves, spiders, cables, shoes, phones, next door’s hamster…
You’ve been imprisoned for treason – who do you want as your cellmate?
Someone quiet and mellow, maybe a koala or something. But what treason would we have done? I can’t imagine the scenario.
What’s the most annoying sound in the world?
Other people drilling when you want to sleep.
What question do you wish we’d asked you?
What is wrong with Virgin Trains? Answer: I’m on one now and they tilt and make you want to puke ALL THE TIME. So stupid…
Rex The Dog’s new single, Bubblicious, is out on February 23 on Hundehaus Records. It comes with remixes courtesy of Felix Da Housecat, Familjen, Jesper Dahlback, Congo Rock, Zoo Brazil and Ben Hoo. Visit www.rexthedog.net and www.myspace.com/rexthedog1980
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