Sci Fi Sol (Christina Broussard) got her start as an EDM artist over a decade ago in the New Orleans area as a drum and bass producer and vocalist and has since expanded her sound to encompass multiple genres, including IDM, ambient, and techno, with a dark industrial edge. After moving to Portland by way of New York City, she further developed her live performance and production skills, showcasing them with releases on several record labels including a debut full length on Pleasure Boat Records (Seattle), which has been described by Dave Segal of The Stranger as a “distinctively enchanted sound [that] explores deeply eerie, psychedelic realms.” Truly a chameleon of electronica, her remix work has also expressed a broad range of styles including dub, drum and bass, leftfield IDM, and techno. Her DJ sets are known for being driving and eclectic– exploring the outer reaches of techno while still being tailored for the dancefloor.
SciFiSol - Power Chair [Buried in Time]
SciFiSol - Robotspeak (Senor Frio’s Pink Little Pills Remix) [Pleasureboat Records]
Regis - Blood Witness [Blackest Ever Black]
SciFiSol - The Train [Unreleased]
The Black Dog - Siiiipher [Soma]
Abstract Division - Shifted Reality (Dasha Rush Remix) [Dynamic Reflection]
The Passenger - Keep Finding Each Other
David Meiser - Pursuing My Way (Kwartz Remix) [Sonntag Morgen]
Hoth System - Always Be Closing
Function - Against the Wall [Osgut Ton]
The Black Dog - Black Maria [Soma]
Gary Beck - What You Want [Suara]
J. Alvarez - 7 Mile Bridge [Hypercolour]
Margaret Dygas - 37 min to 7 [Non Standard Productions]
How were you introduced to electronic music?
I’ve always been a singer ever since I was a small child. Through that, as a teenager, I met like minded individuals and we formed a sort of electronic band called The Crackracers. I played the Memory Moog and sang/ screamed thru tons of effects and the fun I had there really got the ball rolling. It inspired me to move forward learning how to use drum machines and eventually the music software that would allow me to begin producing tracks all on my own.
What does your studio setup consist of?
My studio setup consists of, in terms of hardware, a Nord G2 digital modular synth, Native Instruments Maschine, Elektron Octatrack and Roland JX-8P. I use Ableton Live and Logic Pro as my DAWs, and of course a ton of audio units.
Besides Djing and producing electronic music, you are well versed in the visual arts including video and design. How do you feel the two modalities feed each other? Or are they remain separate entities in your creative process?
They definitely feed each other in my world. Music is a translation of feelings, words and images into sound the same way that the moving image is a language that does not necessarily rely on words to communicate a visual idea. They are both universal languages that can make a deep impact on the subconscious. I think this is one of the main reasons why working in these mediums has fascinated me. I have produced a few music videos and plan to explore more ideas there in the future. Although at this point in my career I really have most of my spare time focused on producing music.
Your bio says you have a ‘love of the obscure’, can you expand on that?
I love the experimental, the unknown, the underground and less accessible. Things that make me see or understand the world from a new perspective are what I am drawn to. I find that many times the best things are hidden and require you to dig deep and go searching for them before they reveal themselves.
If you could collaborate with any other artist who would it be and why?
Hmmm, that’s a tough one. There are so many artists that I admire. Gudrun Gut, Kim Gordon, and Dasha Rush, David Lynch, and Fellini are at the top of my list, but someone closer to home would be my super talented partner Carlo / Senor Frio. We collaborate on electronic music and are working on an EP that will be ready sometime next year.
Tell us about your forthcoming EP, Solar Eyes.
It has a theme of timelessness to it, exploring notions of the eyes of the universe that are always on us, watching us to see what we will do next and how our world will evolve, hoping that we move toward a more progressive and equal society. I would call it electronica with heavy breaks, dnb, techno and dub influences, but dark, atmospheric and brooding as seems to be the usual with my work. There is one techno banger on the release that I’m pretty stoked about.
A music video was also produced for one of the songs, check it out here: