Not sure if you guys are aware but this month we've been celebrating our 1st Birthday and as part of these festivities we decided to email our favourite new artists (and a couple that seemed desperate enough to reply. Ironically they're the ones that haven't) some hard-hitting and thought-provoking questions.

First up is Dan Black who we've featured on here before and is really rather good at what he does, which is create hook-laden electropop songs that are both experimental and accessible. Expessible, basically.

Here's what he had to say for himself. WARNING: the questions are pretty probing so do be careful when reading them.

1).Musick is 1 year old this month. In our first year, the world has plummeted into a deep global recession. Coincidence?

It's certainly a bit suspicious, but I await all the figures before I draw a firm conclusion.

2).January 2009 was particularly depressing. We got through it by eating lots of oatmeal and raisin cookies. How did you survive?

Hard fucking graft!

3).A friend of ours received a bottle of beer and a condom for his twelfth birthday. Which of all your birthdays so far was the most enjoyable and why?

The one where I got walkie talkies and instantly went on a spy mission with my best pal Simon Smith.

4).We're sending out EXCLUSIVE party bags as part of our celebrations. Which sweet would you expect to see in a party bag worthy of the name?

Pazaaz ice lolly. They may not make them now but they where a bright coloured fluorescent mess but tasted of caramel. Mmmm.

5).At a friend's birthday party one year we accidentally stood in a puddle of wee after some over excitement on their part. Have you ever been embarrassed to the point of wanting to die?

No, but I bet I find death mildly embarrassing.

Thank you Dan.

Dan Black's myspace is here. Within it you will be able to hear a snippet of his forthcoming single, 'Symphonies', which is a new version of this. There is also a rather nice remix by Passion Pit. 'Symphonies' is taken from the album Un, which is released at some point in the not too distant future.