Deftones’ Chino Moreno – While Inspired By 80’s Electronica, He Says “I’m Not A Big Fan Of Dubstep”

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Deftones have always been renown for their unique sound – blending metal with a diverse host of styles. Part of that blend is due to the variety of musical influences on frontman and guitarist Chino Moreno. In a recent interview with Megan Holiday of Live105/San Francisco, Moreno shared his impressions on the influences of 80’s New Wave and on the rise of electronic music in recent years.

“I love some electronic music.” Moreno commented, “I’m not a big fan of dubstep but there is so much good electronic music out there.”

While Skrillex and other dubstep acts may be all the rage at the moment, Moreno goes for more classic electronic fare.

“I grew up in the eighties, that’s probably why I like some of the earlier electronic from Kraftwerk to all throughout New Wave and things like that.”

Moreno elaborated that he has always had respect for the early electronic pioneers that had to create their own sounds without the help of software.

“A band like Depeche Mode would go out and record them hitting a trash can with a steel rod or something and recording it. And that would be one of their sounds of the drums.” Moreno continued, “I love the creativeness of that kind of really raw sampling.”

Koi No Yokan, the latest record from the Sacramento band, drops on November 11th, then they hit the road beginning October 9th in Ventura, CA.

Tour Dates:

Tue Oct 09 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
Wed Oct 10 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Fri Oct 12 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
Sat Oct 13 Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
Sun Oct 14 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
Tue Oct 16 The Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
Wed Oct 17 In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
Fri Oct 19 The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
Sat Oct 20 Voodoo Lounge/Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, MO
Sun Oct 21 The Blue Note, Columbia, MO
Tue Oct 23 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Wed Oct 24 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
Fri Oct 26 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
Sun Oct 28 The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
Mon Oct 29 House of Blues, Boston, MA
Tue Oct 30 Terminal 5, New York, NY
Wed Nov 14 The Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX
Thu Nov 15 Sunken Garden Amphitheater, San Antonio, TX
Sat Nov 17 The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
Sun Nov 18 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Nov 19 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Wed Nov 21 Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA

– Bradford Hornsby, Live105/San Francisco

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