Chaz Bundick’s relationship with music is one that you rarely see from someone who pioneered a genre. He is widely accredited for influencing the chillwave movement and yet, shortly after igniting the genre’s popularity, moved on to the next set of visual and tonal qualities. His latest album, What For?, is yet another signifier of these strong connections he has with adapting and influencing music’s past and future respectively thanks to its elements of surf rock and psychedelic grooves.
It’s especially surprising since the album, released under his Toro Y Moi pseudonym, has so closely followed the release of his dance-ready electronic debut album of his side project Les Sins. Ahead of the What For? tour, we chatted with Chaz to find out a couple of quick facts on the man behind the musical powerhouse.