Life+Times: Paper Diamond “The 40 Thieves”
Alex Botwin, better known as Paper Diamond, keeps his music multifaceted by way an immeasurably high dose of creativity and distinct method in song production. With much excitement, he immediately tells me he’s working on a new mix before our conversation even begins. Lazerdisk Party Sex, Sazon Booya, The Neptunes and other artists came up in conversation and he continued to express his admiration and future plans to collaborate with these artists. “I’m just trying to learn and do a bunch of different styles. I’ve always been a multi genre producer, so for me, all these new sounds and ideas that these guys are coming up with is intriguing to me,” states Botwin. As the headliner for his current Night Vision Tour, owner of Colorado based record label and design firm, Elm & Oak and an artist of many of projects, Botwin expresses his gratitude in technology when it comes to collaborations. He adds, “it’s dope to have so much technology that we can send files back and forth over the Internet where we don’t even have to be at the same studio.” Here, Paper Diamond gives us a taste of his musically rich background and answers one of the hottest questions in the electronic dance music world: Is a DJ a musician?