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Interview with Eyukaliptus

Eyukaliptus, affiliated with Smacked & 73 Records, is a great example of the all ages, DIY, music scene in Ithaca. At 19 years old he has gained a following as a producer, singer, and songwriter. I caught up with Eyukaliptus recently in anticipation of his show Friday night with Onry Ozzborn at Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar.

 

Evan: How did you come up with (the name) Eyukaliptus and what does that name mean to you?

Eyukaliptus: I was in the 9th grade at my high school and I caught this little 3rd grader trying to spell eucalyptus. He misspelled it and wrote Eyukaliptus. I just remember thinking that spelling looked so raw, I decided to make that my name. To me, it reminds me of MF Doom’s Special Herbs instrumental series. Eyukaliptus just sounds like a dope plant that sort of matches the type of music I make.

Evan: Your older brother Corey, in bands such as Mouth To Mouth To Mouth, has played shows with IU quite a few times in the past. What influences has he had on your career?

Eyukaliptus: Corey is the reason I make electronic music, he introduced me to the DAWS (Digital Audio Workstation), which I still use today. He has been my biggest inspiration. Corey was also responsible for showing me a majority of the music which has influenced me.

Evan: Do you believe Ithaca Underground, as an organization, has had any influence on your career?

Eyukaliptus: IU has had a huge influence on my career. I’ve been going to IU events, performing, and participating with them since I began making music.

Evan: I can’t stop listening to your single, “Juke”, could you explain what the term, Juke, means?

Eyukaliptus: Juking is a style of dancing, which originated in Chicago. If you listen (to the song) there are certain sections meant for Juking.

Evan: What influence do you think your time spent in Chicago had on your latest album, “ALWAYS // TAKE OFF”? 

Eyukaliptus: I was always listening to the hip-hop scene in Chicago. That basically influenced what I would be recording at the studio I was working at. Most of the album was recorded in Chicago.

Evan: How did you link up with Smacked records?

Eyukaliptus: Kelsey (Mr. McBean) reached out to me over a track I posted on Facebook when I was in, like, the 9th grade. Since that moment I’ve been working with them, it’s really started to take off recently. I consider them (Smacked Records) my day ones in music.

Evan: Any upcoming projects we should be watching out for?

Eyukaliptus: New Old Glow Project coming soon! Lunagram just dropped his project, 2am @ dennys. Also be on the lookout for new Eyukaliptus and Mr. McBean collaborations, coming soon!

Ithaca Underground & Helen Stride present: Onry Ozzborn, Rob Sonic, Upgrade, Rafael Vigilantics, & Eyukaliptus. Show takes place Friday 10/21 at Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar, doors open at 8pm.

 

 

 

Ithaca Underground Seeks Volunteer Coordinator

Ithaca Underground
Volunteer Coordinator – Volunteer Position:

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Ithaca Underground (IU) seeks a volunteer to oversee the coordination of the IU volunteer program. If you are looking for a truly unique volunteer experience motivating and encouraging a group of talented volunteers, this position is for you!

Coordinator will work with IU volunteers to facilitate monthly committee meetings, volunteer recruitment & development, and present regular all-ages events at local venues such as The Chanticleer Loft, Sacred Root Kava Lounge, The Haunt & CSMA.

Position will require approximately 10-12 volunteer hours each week, primarily during evening hours including some weekends.

PERFORMANCE OPERATIONS

  • Develop & maintain IU volunteer roster.
  • Create & send bi-weekly volunteer eNewsletter.
  • Attend and coordinate monthly volunteer Logistics, Outreach, & Development meetings.
  • Ensure volunteers are following up on committee commitments.
  • Attend and coordinate volunteers at performances (shared responsibility with Board President and volunteer show GM’s).
  • Assist Logistics team leads with day-of-show volunteer assignment & scheduling.
  • Coordinate volunteer training sessions with Board President and trainers on sound engineering, photography, videography, and more.
  • Communicate upcoming needs to volunteers with direct contact to encourage participation.
  • Track volunteer hours for those receiving volunteer credit.
  • Ensure for proper transport, set up and storage of IU equipment.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Requirements: At least one year applicable experiences with:
  • Working with volunteers and youth.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including email & text.
  • Proven competency with Facebook and other social media.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 30 lbs.
  • Reliable transport to downtown Ithaca.

This is a volunteer position reporting to Bubba Crumrine, President of the Ithaca Underground Board.

To apply, send introductory cover letter & résumé to volunteer@ithacaunderground.org by June 27th, 2016.

To learn more about our 501c3 not-for-profit organization and our radically inclusive all ages events, visit http://ithacaunderground.org/about.