We spoke to the London producer. We want to know a little more about his latest work and to get a little closer to the fusion of styles to which he has accustomed us in his productions.
1 – When and how did you get your interest in electronic music?
I first got into electronic music after hearing Oxygen by Jean Michelle Jaare in 1978, I was ten years old and blown away with how different it sounded to all other music at the time. My parents bought me a Korg MS10 Synthesiser and I’ve not looked back since.
2 – How did you decide to dedicate into production?
It was just a natural progression really, I was already writing tunes using old tape recorders and overdubbing each part, which just lead to huge amounts of hiss in my recordings.
which finally lead me to buying a mixing desk and finally a computer when they were first able to record digital audio and manipulate it within mixing software.
3 – How do you assess the trajectory you have had and what were the reasons that led you to start it?
I first broke into the scene as a live act and continued this for almost 5 years before getting my first release. I managed to secure many residencies up and down the country for some big-name dance event promotions. It’s always been about the showmanship or performance just as much as it has been about the music. I wanted people to leave the club and talk about what they had seen just as much as what they had heard. To me they two just go hand in hand.
4- What was your criterion when producing your last EP?
My last tune was actually a piece of music I wrote for an E-Bike review that I did for Youtube. The music needed to be happy with a summer feel and vibe relaying the freedom a bike can give the rider. I think I achieved my goal. But I was more surprised that the music was later picked up by Peace record label.
5 – Could you recommend a set that you are especially proud of, and that we can see on your Soundcloud or on YouTube?
Ok so this one was quite tough as I’ve got many things that I’m proud of, but this was by far the one I am most proud of. It was a remix I did for Linkin Park and was released on the album Re-Living Things. Which has now led to me doing another remix as a tribute to Chester Bennington, the lead singer who took his own life 2 years ago. I can’t link to the latter, but I can link to the original remix I was responsible for.
6 – What can you tell us about the scene of your city? What would you improve?
I live in a small seaside town in the UK called Folkestone. We just won an award for first music town, which is a little ironic as our live venues have been closing with none to take their place. The scene in our town is varied and we have some great hidden talents. If I could change one thing then it would be to open more live music venues.
7 – Finally, what can you tell us about your present and future projects?
At present I’m working on several projects. I have a few solo projects on the go too as well as writing and producing for two other bands I’m also involved with. One is a trip hop band called “Temporary Existence” and another chilled electronic band called “Controlled Voltage”.
The future is looking good, with EP’s planned for both bands later in the year and some more tunes from myself could also be on the horizon.
One thing’s for sure about the future, I’m very excited about it.