Interview: DJ Paul Edge and Producer Phil Conserva of CSI
Wed, 08 Oct 2008 14:43:33
You don't get to the top by following the pack. You do it by breaking away and blazing your own trail. DJ Paul Edge has definitely carved his own path.
In the '90s, Edge served as headlining DJ for one of the UK's hottest club nights, The Outer Limits, and his breakthrough single "The Metamorphosis of Narcotics" has become a staple of the trance genre. While in the process of introducing his "psychedelic dance music" to America, he has also made a poignant political statement as the man behind the "We Will Not Be Silenced" videos, two of the Internet's most-viewed viral political videos. However, he's about to really catch America's attention when he appears on the Halloween episode of the CBS hit television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the world’s most-watched television show.
He plays a DJ on the show, and his music adds an enticing darkness to the scenes. His electronic re-work of Stone Temple Pilots' classic "Sex Type Thing" segues into a pounding original cut entitled "Release Yourself." Edge’s music shifts seamlessly from textural electronics to rigid rock 'n' roll grooves, and it blares as a bevy of girls in Halloween costumes gyrate and move. Another of his tracks, "LSDevil," adds a brooding depth to two more scenes. Edge’s vibrant catalog inspired CSI to choose the DJ for the show. After watching the episode, which premieres October 30, it's clear they made the right choice.
The ninth season of the original, Las Vegas-based CSI begins October 9, and ARTISTdirect had the opportunity to sit down with both DJ Paul Edge and CSI co-producer Phil Conserva to discuss music, their collaboration, CSI, and more in these exclusive interviews.
Q&A with DJ Paul Edge
Q&A with Co-Producer Phil Conserva