this next makeitgood x FatKidOnFireinterview is with two guys who make up AudioBomb. these guys are from Oakland, California and are making moves within the dubstep and electro scene. interview and 5th of july mix below. download is also available. peace
1. When did you guys start producing music together?
Chris: We’ve been making tunes together for 3 years now, but we’ve only been producing dubstep for about 3 months.
Josh: We originally worked on some live pa/electronic music, and shifted to electro/house about a year ago, only to be swept away by the whomp!
2. Did you guys do separate stuff before you became ‘AudioBomb’?
Chris: I played bass in a ska band called Minus Vince for 7 years before I started producing electronic music on a couple Korg Electribes and Propellerheads Reason.
Josh: I have been playing keyboards, running the sound and writing songs for metal band Weslester since 2006. Weslester and Minus Vince shared a studio in ‘06 and that’s how Chris and I met.
Since then, we’ve been working together using Ableton Live, Reason, NI Massive, and Antares AutoTune to produce dubstep, electro, and house together.
3. Whats the dubstep/grime scene like in USA? Has it been getting bigger and bigger?
"West Coast Whomp" is on the rise‼
4. Turntables or CDJ’s?
Chris: Whatever’s at the venue if we’re not playing our custom Ableton Live set!
Josh: If I had to pick from the two, I’d go with CD-J’s. There’s less moving parts and it’s immediately easy fun! Turntables are fun too, though. I like making music not stop using the tools I have around me, and the least work I have to do while having the most fun dynamically reacting with the audience is what I look for in my performances.
5. First ever dubstep track you listened to?
Chris: The first couple dubstep songs I heard were whimpy whompy, but then I heard Borgore - Ice Cream, and my tongue hung out of my mouth, like this :P~~~~~
Josh: The first dubstep track I actually listened to was Flux Pavillion - Voscillate (Roksonix Remix). The lyrics got me at first, and then the upbeat solid whomp got me making dubstep in no time.
6. Do you both produce the tracks together or does it vary?
It varies. Sometimes we’ll complete a tune together, from start to finish. Other times we’ll start one individually and then send it to the other to work on, and trade back and forth until we’re happy. Whatever is easiest to get songs made!
7. Any new stuff coming from you guys on Helicopter Showdown/D-Fault Records we can look forward too?
Absolutely! We are always pumping out new music, so keep your eyes peeled at listn.to/audiobomb to see our new originals and remixes that you can buy or download, and any other news you oughta know!
8. Average time spend of producing and editing a track?
That also varies. Sometimes a song happens out of thin air in a matter of hours, and sometimes what we want to achieve is more difficult to accomplish than we originally thought and it takes a few weeks or even a few months to finish. We always want to represent the songs at their finest, so no matter how long it takes we’ll work it out.
9. If you use samples, where do you source them from?
i thought it was fitting that i do a little post on Jayou’s NEW track, seeing as makeitgood recently did an interviewwith him. loving the vibe of this track, wicked vocals as well. check it out below. peace
i know i said that i wouldn’t be posting for a while, but today makeitgood has now got 302 followers! just wanted to post a little message to you guys saying thank you so much for all the support and love, means a lot. thanks to those who have been following since the start, and of course, the new ones.
so, makeitgood is going to be a bit quite for the next two weeks, as i’m going on holiday. however, hold tight because when i’m back there are a loads more makeitgood x fatkidonfire interviews that are going to be dropping, and their BIG.
So, we’ve had quite a few interview’s dropping this week and here’s another one. Except this one’s rather special… makeitgood and FatKidOnFire are proud to release their first exclusive minimix from none other than West London’s Soap Dodgers. These boys (15MIL and 4B2) have only just started out but having just dropped aGetDarker TV live mix you know they mean business! Loving what they are doing, and deserve all the respect they get! Big up’s from makeitgood! The interview and exclusive minimix below…peace
1.What made you start producing dubstep?
4B2: Just constantly listening to the music. I’d been producing House for years anyway and spent about a year producing bits of grime so once I got into dubstep it was just the next step to take.
15MIL: Yeah and seeing the reaction the music got in raves, madness.
2.How old were you both when you first realised you wanted to do it?
4B2: As long as I can remember really. Weve always been involved with andmaking music, throwing stuff back and fourth over MSN, making tunes on Music Maker 2000. Would still use that if I could; it was the one!
15MIL: Around 17/18, started getting into the sound properly. Max had thedecks so I started rinsing any little money I had on vinyls and learnt tomix.
3.Best set you’ve played so far has been? Why?
Both: Got to be Rub a Dubstep at Brixton Music Bar; the mixer blew in the first room so we had to play in the bar area with one monitor and a busted up mixer… and it still went off.
4.Turntables or CDJs?
15MIL: I learned using vinyl, but for me CDs are the way forward.
4B2: Well I have both and would use turntables if vinyl wasn’t so expensive. CDs have just made things much more accessible so I just get mostof my stuff on digital now.
5. What music are you listening to at the moment?
15MIL: Whatever really, if I like it I’ll listen to it. But right now its mostly dubstep.
15MIL: obviously it’s a big look for us being on a line up like that, justlooking forward to playing.
4B2: Excited more than anything. We just want to get out and play as much aspossible. I don’t think either of us would worry about playing with any oneor anywhere we just want to be out there doing it.
7.Who’s the best artist you’ve played alongside?
Both: At GetDarker; Cotti, Crazy D, Darkside, Cyrus… Best so far.
8.Do you think you will stick to producing dubstep, or will you try and mix it up?
15MIL: I reckon so yeah, for now. There’s no point in switching up when we’re moving pretty steadily where we are.
4B2: Yeah stick to it.
9.Any EP’s or albums we can look forward to hearing?
Both: theres gonna be stuff coming…
10.Any advice to upcoming producers/Djs and new talent?
15MIL: Don’t waste yourself. Unless you’re dedicated to the fullest don’t bother, too many people are looking for shortcuts. Network.Network.Network.
4B2: If you’re going to do it then put everything into it. Money for the stuff you’re going to need and time to learn everything that needs to be learnt to get anywhere, and obviously enjoy it.
You’ve had the words, now get down to the music. This exclusive minimix is murky. The Soap Dodgers live up to expectations and deliver one of the best 20 minutes of audio we’ve heard in a long time. Free download below. Huge big ups to 15MIL and 4B2!
Be sure to catch Soap Dodgers on Myspace (deadspace),Soundcloud, Twitterand Facebook. Expect to see many more makeitgood x FatKidOnFire interviews dropping over the next few weeks (stay locked for another exclusive minimix early next week from a special dutty dubsteps production/ Dj duo)!
I did a post on this a few months back, but as its getting closer and closer, i thought i would remind you guys of the GET HYPElabel launch at Mass, Brixton. FatKidOnFirewill be hosting one of the room’s, with dj’s such as Ropperand OhMyJosh. set to be a huge night, so you all better get down there. its just over 2 away on the 28th. hope to see some of you there! peace
Jonny L, real name John Lisners, is a drum and bass producer. He has formed his own record label, Piranhna Records, and now producers under it, whereas before he was producing under XL Recordings. Big tunes include LETS ROLL and BACK TO YOUR ROOTS. this next track is a little different, but its sick. LOVE the vocals. free download below. peace
The next interview to drop is with producer Egg Chan, who is from Perth, Australia. Quite a few of his tracks lean toward to more mellow side of dubstep, but they are all really wicked. He’s also just released his EP “Bubble Boy” which is available for download here. He’s got some really good stuff going on, and makeitgood couldn’t be happier promoting such a talented upcoming producer. Interview and my favourite track below. peace
I have been producing Dubstep for about 14 months now. Prior to that I used to try and learn D’n’B production techniques but rarely wrote any tunes. I have played guitar in various bands in Perth and developed an interest in producing/recording for demo purposes.
2. What got you into it?
I heard of Dubstep long before I heard any dubstep music. From the descriptions I had read I always thought it would be something I would dig. I eventually got a copy of Benga’s “Diary of an Afro Warrior” and was inspired by the space available at 140bpm, the low heavy subs and unique dynamics. Since then I have written the majority of my music at 140bpm.
3. How long was spent producing and editing your new EP “Bubble Boy”?
I usually spend about 5-8hrs writing the majority of a song in one sitting. I find the quicker I work, the better I like the results. I then usually spend 4 hours or so editing/mixing the tune. Lately I have been using just my macbook speakers in the composing stage, fixing up the low end in the editing stage. I have found that I get more interesting results this way. The 5 songs on Bubble Boy were my first 5 tunes, and probably took a month of weekends to complete.
4. What’s the dubstep/grime scene like in Perth?
From what I hear, Dubstep has a healthy scene in Perth. We have always had a strong D’n’B scene here and I think Dubstep appeals to alot of those folk aswell. Having said that I have only ventured out once to a Dubstep event. Most of my favourite Dubstep producers come from Perth. Check out guys like Vishnu , YLEM, J Nitrous, AudioRabbitand Cherny.
5. Growing up, did you always know you wanted to be making music?
I have always enjoyed listening to music and got into writing/producing when a mate and I got guitars when we were 15. I have made music ever since and will continue to do so in some form for a long while yet.
6. Turntables or CDJs?
Ableton. I have no history with Dj’ing but I am developing a Dj/live set so I can play my songs (and my other band the Gunja Brothers songs) out. I am going to use ableton so I can play guitar and record and loop live percussion/vox/fx and incorporate this with my pre-recorded material. I dont have any preference in what other people use to play music. My ears dont really care. I just like tunes.
7. What software do you use to produce your tracks?
I use Logic 8 on my Macbook with headphones. I dont really use midi/software instruments, so stick to mainly audio in the arrange page. I am recording more and more stuff myself, including electric guitar, slide guitar, percussion, spoken szizzle, bass etc. I use Logics reverb, delay, compressor and Eq, but tend to be quite light on the effects.
8. Do you think you will stick with producing dubstep or will you mix it up?
Im sure I will stick with Dubstep for a while yeah. I mix it up all ready with a few different projects. Gunja Brothers (reggae/hip hop/parody) The Crook (indie/psych rock). I am starting to work with a few vocalists on my dubstep tunes including Coopz (London) and Maksim () and I hope to use vocals alot more in the future. My plan is to make alot of music, regardless of genre.
9. Any exciting new plans for Egg Chan in the future?
My main priority at the moment is to keep making tunes and start getting out and playing my stuff to crew. I have a few releases in future on Monkey Dub Recordings, Permanent Damage Records, & DubX Recordings aswell as my Bubble Boy ep out now on C-Front Sounds. I also am interested in doing some videos for my more ‘experimental’ tunes. The Gunja Brothers will be releasing an album on Permanent Damage Records Sept/Oct.
10. Best set you’ve played?
Never played a set, though I have played some cool gigs with bands. Its usually the house parties that rock hardest.
This next track is a remix of Magnetic Man’s big hit “I NEED AIR”. from my previous posts you will have seen that i saw them live at the BIG CHILL, and man, they were sick. love this next track, murky drop and a classic digital soundboy remix. free download below. peace
Last weekend I was lucky enough to catch Netsky’s set at THE BIG CHILL.. along with other hospital signings such as London Elektricity and High Contrast. Loved all of the 4 hours they played for, and Netsky set was BIG. played loads of stuff from his debut album, and it was a sick way to start the festival. i suggest you all buy his album, love what he’s doing! free download below, love this liquid dnb! peace
Drumsound & Bassline Smith are an electronic production group from Derby consisting of Andrew Wright,Simon Smith & Benjamin Wiggett. Their record label is called Technique Recordings – which celebrated 10 years in 2009. Posted about their track R U READY, but this next one is a little different. have a listen with the free download below. peace
i love your posts, good tunes plus short and sweet description !
You should check what's going on with the dubstep (and UKfunky and jungle and grime and garage and Bassline and wtv you want) scene in Montreal there is a LOT of good stuff here ::::
SkinnyBones (http://www.myspace.com/skinnytracks) , Sharivari (http://soundcloud.com/bas1cs/basics004-sharivari-aka-bowly), and BUS ( can't find him on internet, you need to see him live ), and much more but these guys are my favorites. They're all from the E.S.L. crew whose promoting UK sub-genres. Check them out and tell me what you think!
Charms from Mtl
i will definitely check you some of there stuff! thank you! peace
you guys may already have heard, but makeitgood has teamed up with FatKidOnFire to bring you more interviews! makeitgood interviews will be re-posted on FatKidOnFire and vice versa. Check out FatKidOnFire’s Twitterand Facebookpages. Loads of interviews to come, so hold tight! let me know what you think of them so far via Tumblr, Facebookand Twitter. peace
This next interview instalment is with Dub Ass Music, who are two you lads Jacob Fleming (AKA Skuzzy) and Tyler Raymer (AKA Pinque) and are from Houston, TX. Big tracks coming from them, and definitely guys to watch, as i’m sure there is more dutty beats coming our way. Check out thereSoundcloudand Twitter. Free download below, and interview underneath. enjoy, and BIG UPS from London town. peace
Pinque: I’ve been producing Dubstep for about two months, now. But I’ve been producing all types of electronic music for about nine years… Makes me feel old, and I’m only 20!
Skuzzy: Um. I’ve been producing Dub for about six months. Both of of us have been long-time listeners and fans of it, but we decided to take the plunge and start producing it earlier this year.
2. What got you both into it?
Skuzzy: I actually first got into dubstep with the tune “Nothing’s Wrong” by Subscape believe it or not. I liked the build, the bass, the production value… But Skream is what really got me hooked. I dabbled in it for a long while but then I heard “Blue Eyez” and went nuts.
Pinque: I followed UK garage for a long time. But I kind of fell out of it and turned more towards House music and such.
When i looked back at where the Garage scene had gone, people were all like “OMFG DUBSTEP”… I didn’t know what to think till I checked it out. And right then, i fell in love.
3. What software do you use? And where do you source your samples?
Skuzzy: We both used FL Sudio 5 and 6 for years and years but we upgraded to FL 9 literally a few weeks ago. But I’ve been using FL for at least 5 years now. Pinque’s been on FL 5 for ever… Our samples? that’s Top Secret. At least for now :D But of course we create and re-sample the basslines and synths ourselves.
4. Have you always been producing together? Or did you start of individually and then link?
Pinque: Actually, Skuzzy and I have been talking about collaborating together for literally the past 5 years. But we started as solo artists, producing vast amount of tunes in many different genres. Our discovery of Dubstep was something we shared with each other right off the bat – so it only felt natural to start producing with him Probably why our tunes are such a mixed bag of big tones and nastiness.
5. What’s the dubstep scene like in Houston?
Skuzzy: Dubstep in Houston is relatively small. But it’s building. There’s promotional teams like Gritsy that really blast Dub all over the place. But our goal is to really increase awareness of dubstep in a predominately hip-hop driven city. It’s funny actually, the majority of people listening to our tunes are from the UK and elsewhere. It’s a surreal experience.
Pinque: Dubstep in Houston is um… Looked at curiously. Like Skuzzy said, there’s definitely a strong spark and core building slowly here, but it’s not to the point where we can just pick up shows anywhere and not be looked at strangley… For me, that’s what motivates me. Just pushing this noise into all the corners of this city and beyond.
6. Ever produced another of genres of music?
Skuzzy: Yes yes yes. I’ve created everything from bunk house music, to not-so-hot trance music, techno-house, and for a very long time I was exclusively producing hip-hop beats for local artists. I also dabbled in mash-ups for a while.
Pinque: Oh yeah, of course… Hip hop and Rap really did it for me. I did a few exclusive beats for some local rappers and such in the early days, nothing huge. The old school sounds i really let bleed out in my tracks… I actually spend a lot of time, outside of Dubstep producing Minimal House and Trance. But I loved producing some strange, ambient music with a fat beat dropped over it. It’s a sound that I feel is quite unique to me, I think. No matter the genre, however, I always try to deliver a sense of power or some form of infliction… nothing moves a soul better than music. :D
7. Dubstep artists your feeling at the moment?
Skuzzy: Erm, Bar 9, Skream (o’ course), Banana Bomber, Trampa, I dig that ‘Mad’ tune by Magnetic Man, Dayn, Tomba, a boy from Arizona we know by the name of Skrubz is droppin mad tunes, Modestep, Flux Pavillion, name it, I’m diggin it.
Pinque: Oh boy – Excision, Flux, Datsik, Klippa, Eddie K, Funtcase, Bassnectar, Our mate Skrubz puts out some wicked tunes, Uhhhhh 16Bit.
8. Average time spent on a track?
Skuzzy: For me, it changes constantly. I’ve made tunes recently like the Pursuit of Happiness remix which took me around 2 hours to produce, and then there’s tunes like our Peace remix that took a solid week to complete. It just depends on the track!
Pinque: I work strangely… I’ll start a track and leave it alone for up to three or so months before coming back to it. Sometimes, I’ll sit down and pump out a tune in a matter of hours… without eating. It’s just a matter of how clear the idea is in my head. Never a planned route. Ever.
9. CDJ’s or Turntables?
Pinque: We mix on tables… I think there’s a sense of nostalgia there. In addition, using timecoded vinyls on the proper software can really take live mixing to the next level… Which is where we like to be.
10. First ever dubstep track you listened to?
Skuzzy: First dub tune! Erm, Subscape – “Nothing’s Wrong” was the first I listened to. But believe it or not, Cockney Thug was the first I ever jammed to. Still love that tune.
Pinque: First? Uhh… “Afrika” by Caspa. But “Woo Boost” really hyped me up about Dubstep… blasted my face off, actually.
The next interview to drop is with Undaground Soundz (AKA Sam Pemberton) who is a producer from Birmingham. All his tracks are wicked, and you can listen to them on his Soundcloudand see what he’s up to on his Twitter. Loads of loving for this guy, he’s making MOVES. interview and one of my favourite tracks from him below. peace
I’ve only really being doing about 7 months, although i’ve been producing other genres from hip hop, grime, electro etc for about 4 years so it was just a case of adapting to the sound of dubstep and putting my own twist on it.
2. What got you into listening to it/making it?
I made my first dubstep track as a uni experiment. We were asked to create songs out of our usual areas and even since i’ve been in love!
3. What sort of software do you use to produce your tracks?
I use Logic Pro, along with a number of popular plugins such as Native Instruments ‘Massive’ & Rob Papen’s ‘Predator’.
4. Dubstep/DnB tracks your loving at the moment?
I love most of the original tunes from the likes of Skream, L-Wiz and Benga. But recently i’ve been playing Sukh Knights stuff over and over, his style is too sick and also the new Katy B track with Benga.
5. Turntables or CDJ’s?
Believe it or not i don’t DJ (yet) so i couldn’t tell you! Although I have dabbled into the software routes of Traktor & Ableton.
6. Any new tunes coming from you we should be looking forward to?
Yeah i have an official remix coming out on the 12th of September of Dotstar’s brand new single ‘She’s Killing Me’. which will be available on iTunes and other sites. Also i have a new free EP coming soon thats being released off Ego Thieves & Rub A Dub Dubbb’s new project called ‘Rub The Ego’ which should be good.
7. How much time is spend on producing a track?
It varies really, anything from a few hours to weeks. Sometimes I don’t always finish a track on the same day, if I get bored of one I usually leave it and come back a few weeks later with some fresher ideas.
8. Where do you source your samples from?
I don’t often sample, 95% of my production is all composed using virtual instruments. But when I do sample I get stuff from sample libraries.
9. What’s the dubstep scene like in Birmingham?
To be completely honest, most of the time i have been doing dubstep i’ve been up in Manchester for uni. The scene up there is nuts, there’s clubs that play nothing but dubstep and they get some huge acts up on a weekly basis. Back where I live just outside of Birmingham the clubs seem to just play nothing but cheese!
10. Any recent dubstep artist you have seen live?
The best person i’ve seen has probably got to be Jayou. He’s got such energy and showmanship and leaves everyone in the place with a smile on there face!
makeitgood’s 4th interview is with Movements, a dubstep production duo from Lincoln consisting of Mike K and Mike C.. so each question has two answers! These guy are wicked, check out there Soundcloudand Twitter. These guys are making moves… and there stuff is sick. Interview and track below. enjoy. peace
1. How old were you when you first started producing dubstep?
Mike K.: I was learning about dubstep since I was about 16/17 I think, but didn’t make my first track till I was 18.
Mike C: I pretty much started learning to produce via Mike about 7 or 8 months ago. I’d have a few ideas and be able to suggest sounds, directions and ideas but had to learn how to create them by watching Mike
2. Had you had experience producing other genres of music before you started making dubstep? Or did you get straight into it?
Mike K.: since about 16 I’d been producing music in a number of different urban genres before dubstep, mostly grime and hip hop and even a bit of funky. I still do from time to time.
Mike C: Only in the sense that I played bass guitar for 7-ish years, otherwise no.
3. What software do you use to make your tracks?
Mike K.: FLstudio 8 and a VSTi library that’s always building and changing lol some people are gonna laugh when they read this, but anyone in music should be aware its not what you use or even how you use it to a certain point, its just what works best for you. If you can make a track sound exactly how you want it in FL then why use something else. Saying that I can use logic and I love it for mix downs but at the moment FL works just fine for us. But I can see us upgrading soon.
4. Turntables or CDJ’s?
Mike K.: Mike’s probably the man to ask on this as he comes from more of a DJ’in background than me. Personally I’d love to own a set of turntables and be able to see my entire record collection in the flesh. But realistically (and financially more importantly) the whole digital set up is so much more convenient.
Mike C: I’d absolutely love to be able to afford 1210’s and a huge record collection but the sheer amount I spend on beatport alone sort of says to me that I’d be homeless by the time I got every track that I wanted on vinyl. Things like Serato and Traktor have never appealed to me as such so CDJ’s offer the best compromise for me in terms of price and practicality. Love to go vinyl though.
5. What’s the dubstep scene like in Lincoln? Large?
Mike K.: It’s hard to tell based on the size of the city itself. There’s defiantly a demand for dubstep in the city, and I’d love to see that demand met with a few more dedicated club nights. I’d say its quickly growing but has a way to go before it can compete other cities outside of London.
Mike C: It seems to be a small crowd that listen to dubstep in Lincoln and an even smaller one that actually reach the nights. There’s a couple of great nights – Undertone and Flexout – that are pushing Drum’n’Bass and Dubstep in a good way but whether it will thrive or stay treading water is yet to be seen. I hope it thrives, all the promoters work hard and purely for the love of it.
6. What artists you are listening to at the moment, or recommendation?
Mike K.: From Dubstep: Mensah, Skream, and Digital Mystikz. We’ve been writing some really nice atmospheric tunes recently too so there’s a bit of Burial circulating in my iTunes. Also I’m listening to a lot of Numan, he’s definitely one to watch. He makes dubstep that sounds like it came from the future and he’s only 18! From elsewhere; Drake.
Mike C: Burial’s been top of my playlists since he first came out and I’ll fully agree with Mike on the other four too. I’ve also been playing a LOT of Headhunter, Kavsrave, italtek and Ramadanman. Jakes’ most recent release (Time Ends) is great too. From elsewhere… hugely into MF Doom at the moment, as well as Nas and the XX
7. Any advice to those who are starting out producing/djing from your own experiences?
Mike K.: NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK! It’s the quickest way for you to get heard by the people who matter. Plus you’ll get some honest criticism, which is the only way you’ll get any better.
Mike C: Practice and don’t give up, I still remember when everything looked completely alien to me. Most of it still does.
8. Any new tracks in the pipeline we can look forward to hearing?
Mike K.: We’ve just finished a our second remix for Riz MC its for his next single, ‘Get on It’, the follow up to ‘Hundreds + Thousands’. Which we also remixed
Mike C: We’ve always got new stuff of our own on the go because I’m pretty sure our attention spans are terrible, it’s just a matter of when we’ll get them nailed! Oh and we’ve also done a remix for a very talented DJ that I’m not sure if we’re allowed to discuss…but listen out.
9. Seen any live dusbtep recently? Tell us about it…
Mike K.: to be honest I haven’t been out much since I got back to London which has really pissed me off. I really want to see Magnetic Man Live I’ve seen a handful of poor Dj’s doing appearances in Lincoln and couldn’t wait to get back home. A lot of my friends aren’t into Dubstep here which doesn’t help either. I might start going to raves on my own now…
Mike C: It has been too long since Lincoln has had someone who’s music I really enjoy DJing there, but that’ll change come September with any luck.
10. How did you get into producing dubstep?
Mike K.: For me it was after I went to see Pendulum play in Brixton. There was a DJ on just before them playing a dubstep set. And the energy and vibe in the crowd was just beserk. I was making Hip hop and Grime back then and was a lot of the time reliant on MC’s wanting to vocal my tracks for them to get noticed by anyone. So I starting practicing making Dubstep. When I got to Lincoln mike got in touch with me asking for one of my tracks he’d heard on a blog to put in set he was doing.
Mike C: Yeah from that we moved naturally into producing. I started DJing because when I heard dubstep for the first time I was completely taken by the weight and the energy. After that it was just like how playing an instrument was a must-do when listening to guitar music, I just had to be involved.
So, as you guys may have noticed in some of my posts, I’M GOING TO THE BIG CHILL FESTIVAL TODAY. Going to be big stuff, and the line-up is HUGE. Artists include Magnetic Man, Netsky, High Contrast, London Elektricity, Joker, Toddla T and many more. check the photo below for everyone playing. So, if makeitgood gets a bit quite over the next 4 days, the BIG CHILL is why. next week more interviews will be dropping and more dutty beats. peace.
Hope you guys are all enjoying the interview’s that makeitgood has been doing, message me your views on Twitteror Facebook. Amazing lyrics by Alana and generally and wicked tune. Free download below. peace
Another interview heading your way with big dubstep producer/dj JAYOU! makeitgood has done previous posts on Jayou’s chase and status remix and also Rinse Out, and love all his stuff, BIG UP! check out his Soundcloudand Twitter. anyway, interview below. enjoy. peace
1. What made you start producing dubstep
My good friend Laney showed me a few of his beats before I moved to uni, they were some jump up DNB tracks and really made me want to get into producing. I was classically trained from an early age but gave it all up when I started skating, drinking and being a teenager. After moving to uni and realising I could make tracks with nothing more than a computer I was hooked.
2. How old were you when you first realised you wanted to do it?
3. Best set you’ve played so far has been? and why?
In England the set I played at Bigger Than Barry in Birmingham was off the hook. I’ve just come back from travelling Europe and played a set in Serbia as a warm up for Exit festival. The whole crowd went f***ing nuts and the stage collapsed from everyone skanking too hard, I love that sh*t!
4. Turntables or CDJ’s?
I originally started on CDJs but had to sell them to pay the rent so I got into using Ableton. I’m currently using Traktor and will eventually be back on CDJs when I’ve got the money to buy a decent pair!
5. What music are you listening to at the moment?
I’m totally loving off the new Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs E.P, it’s so diverse as each track is completely different. I tend not to listen to much Dubstep when I’m not playing out because I get enough of it from just working on my DJing and being at raves. On my iPod right now I’ve got a lot of band music on there, when I hit shuffle the first 5 bands to come on are; Reel Big Fish, AFI, This Is A Standoff, A Wilhelm Scream & At The Drive-In.
6. You’ve been on tour in europe, what was the highlight of the trip?
The whole thing was nuts, we were driving around so it was good to set up camp once we hit Serbia for Exit festival, then again in Croatia for Soundwave. Highlights have to be meeting so many safe people, seeing so many great DJs and partying hard. Bad times were losing my passport & laptop, which in Serbia turned out to be extremely long!
7. Best artist you’ve played alongside has been?
Diplo always gives a good show, I played with him and loads of other great DJs at the Mad Decent Bugged Out party in May, the crowd were loving it and everyone smashed it.
8. Do you think you will stick to producing dubstep, or will you try and mix it up?
No way, I’m already going off it to be honest. I’ve got a real short attention span so there will definitely be a change in direction from me. I’m working on a few different alias’s producing different genres and also working on more band stuff up in Manchester.
9. Any EP’s or albums we can look forward to hearing?
I’ve got an E.P coming out soon on Under 5’s (Skint) with a couple of my well known tracks along with a new one. Me and Laney are working on a project at the moment which should start surfacing around Christmas time.
10. Any advice to upcoming producers/dj’s and new talent?
Keep at it! It doesn’t happen over night. Learning programs like Logic and Cubase take hours and hours of dedication so don’t fret if after a week you’re not re-creating your favourite tracks, it will eventually come together
Seeing as makeitgood just released the interview with Crystal Clear, i think its fitting that i give you guys this wicked track that he did with Netsky. Big tune, and gives off a real summer vibe. Oh and if you didn’t catch the interview, click here. free download below. peace
Saul Milton and Will Kennard-AKA Chase and Status met at Manchester University through their mutual love of drum and bass in the mid nineties and have DJ’d ever since, waiting until 2004 for their first production. Big tunes include END CREDITS with PLAN B, PIECES and EASTERN JAM. there new single ‘Let You Go feat Mali’ is out on the 15th of August, and it will feature remixes by Nero and Brookes Brothers! This next track is off their album More Than Alot, and the vocals are big. this track never gets old. free download below. PEACE