= Christopher Mollineaux Carson
Origins: Charleston SC, Chapel Hill NC
Current Home: Brooklyn NY
Well, first of all, I don't spin records or remix anything,
and I don't sample from anyone else's music. I do like sampling
from everything else though - speech, airplanes, water, elevators, cellos,
birds. Throcke is basically an ongoing solo "studio project,"
meaning there are no live performances.
Throcke does not mean "The Rock." It's actually a nickname
that dates back to 7th grade when my weird friends and I started a band
called Jimmy and the Rotting Potatoes. No one was named Jimmy (well,
there was an "essence" we called Jimmy, who was responsible
for lights flickering and doors suddenly opening). Anyway we tried to come up with some
ridiculous names for ourselves, like S.L.U.G., Turnip, Big Andy, RigorMortis,
and Throckmorton S. Peagood XVII. What started as a joke somehow stuck and evolved into Throcke.
I've been a drummer and songwriter for many bands: Planet Nine, Hurka,
Grasshopper Highway, Exit Ocean, UMAMI, etc. I've also written
scores for several short films. But nowadays the solo project gets the
In addition to the music, sometimes during the day I edit film and video,
mostly for TV commercials.