Doctor P is a dubstep producer from the UK. He is one of the co-founders of Circus Records and big tracks include SWEET SHOP and BADMAN SOUND. this next track is a remix of Example’s last ones standing, and its huge. free download below. peace
the next track comes from Underworld, who are British electronic group formed in 1986 from Romford, Essex. these guys have been around for time, but this next track is huge. features on the Hospitality : Drum and Bass 2010 album (which i advise you all to buy for under a fiver from itunes)! big track, and definitely doesn’t disappoint. free download below. peace
The next interview to drop for makeitgood x FatKidOnFire is with MC/DJ/Producer Aems. I hope you guys are as excited as we are with this interview… we can’t resist Aems’ murky dubstep and breakbeat sounds, and what he’s doing is BIG. so, here is the interview, and below are some links. hope you guys are all well, and sorry for the lack of posting (but i think this interview makes up for it)! peace
I’ve been making dubstep about 5 years-ish now… been producing a lot longer though. I enjoy making all different types of music, but 140bpm is the kind of area I enjoy working around and dubstep just happens to be the style i’m feeling the most right now!!!!
2. What got you into producing?
I always loved music and it always interested me how tracks were made and loved the way old skool and hiphop used samples from anywhere and everywhere! I got myself a little DAW and sampling program and started making tracks… the more I got into it, the more software I got and the more time it took up! I’d love to do it full time…
3. On average, how long is spent on producing and editing a track?
That totally depends on the track and my mood. If i’m really feeling it and really in the mood to make music it can be as short as two days, but sometimes a track will go weeks before its finished. I scrap a lot of tracks and some get totally changed after a few sessions in front of the computer…
4. What software do you use to produce your tracks?
This question always crops up! I don’t think it matters what kind of software you use, as long as the music is decent. But for the geeks, I use FL Studio rewired into Ableton LIVE.
5. Turntables or CDJ’s?
Turntables is the true art-form I think. I’ve got respect for people who still use 100pc vinyl. I love vinyl and I think that every DJ should be able to use it. If I really like a track, i’ll buy it on vinyl AND mp3. However, I find myself playing CDs mainly these days. They don’t skip as much, theyre lighter to carry, you don’t have to rely on the club having a good isolated booth to absorb shock or the promoter having a good pair of needles. Also, I can burn any promos or tracks the night I get them and play them straight away. I can’t afford to cut every track I get sent to dubplate… And CDJs are ideal for quick mixing…
6. How long have you been MCing for?
About 7 years now!! Started out doing hiphop and dabbling in DnB, and then Dubstep. The bookings started coming in and now most of my bookings are for MCing. These days I do about 50/50 DnB and Dubstep…
7. Best artist you’ve MC’d for has been? Why?
Thats a tough one. I think it would be too difficult for me to pick one artist. Highlights for me are always when I get to MC for Skream, Benga, Breakage, Subfocus, Shy FX, Rusko, Noisia, Blame and Nero… They mix it up, always play a tremendous set and the crowd always goes absolutely nuts. Djs who really enjoy it, communicate with me on what they’re gonna do, and can have a bit of a laugh are always good to work with. I do like to do the more laidback stuff or techy side sometimes and people like Spectrasoul, Loxy, Phobia, London Elektricity, Darkside, Cyrus are always a great pleasure to work with. Recent highlights have been Tomb Crew, Walsh, Heny G, Lost and Bar 9 also :) I gotta big up Codename:Tyrone who I work with on a regular basis. sick DJ, both DnB and Dubstep and we know each others styles really well. Love DJing with, and MCing for this guy. (He’s got a dnb track out with Jubei on Invaderz Transmissions called “Tremors” - go cop it!!!!!)
8. What’s the dubstep scene like up north? Large?
Yeah. I think dubstep is large everywhere right now. I reckon by next year you can probably go to a dubstep/dnb event every night of the week if your prepared to go to a few student nights… The best parties are usually at Digital though - Turbulence, Heavyweight, Subprime and Modulations. Sick nights. 9. Any new stuff we can look forward to hearing?
Always! Production wise, I’m working on some original tracks at the moment, some different kinda vibe than my usual output… Got a singer called LKP on vocals for one of them and I have a couple of other vocalists i want to work with… My remix for the Str8jackets and MC Chickaboo just came out on Big In Ibiza records, and I’m currently working on a remix for Top Drawer Digital. :) MCing wise, i’ve been writing to some very nice hiphop beats recently and I’m supposed to be laying down some vocals for Phobia soon too…
10. Any advice to upcoming MCs/producers from what you’ve learned about the industry?
Practice, practice, Practice. Enjoy yourself, but, if you want it to be your job, then you have to treat it like a job. Be Proffessional. Don’t gossip or get caught up in forums or politics or bitching or any of that shite. If money is involved, make sure you’ve got it locked down and be aware of yourself and exactly whats happening around you. It’s not called the “music business” for nothing. Remember where you came from and don’t be an arrogant prick. It sounds cheesy but its true :)
You can catch Me MCing for SHY FX and BREAKAGE at Turbulence, Digital Nightclub, Newcastle Upon Tyne on the 24th September. I will also be DJing at BASS!, Attic Nightclub on the 17th September alongside DJ SYTE
as you guys may have guessed, FatKidOnFire and I are all for promoting up and coming artists and this next interview is with a guy who has only recently started making music. Theo Johnson (AKA Zone) produces dubstep and drum and bass, and considering he’s only just got into it, he’s going to be one to watch. soundcloud track and interview is below, and if your feeling his stuff, hit him up on his Facebook. peace and love.
Just under a year now, except that it’s been very on and off seeing as i’ve been a busy little bee at school. Now I have loads of time though so spending a lot of it on the keyboard!
2. What made you want to do it, and do you produce just electronic music, or do you try and do other stuff too?
Well I remember a mate showing me one of his friends videos of him doing some dubstep mixing, and I thought, shit me I want to do that kind of stuff. I didn’t have any DJ equipment so found out how people actually make electronic music and then taught myself from there. I wasn’t into music until I discovered electronic music, I remember when I was 12 everyone was into crap rock bands and I thought there was something wrong with me, but it turns out I was just a dubhead at heart. I find electronic music encompasses so many different styles and I love it all, so I think for now I’ll stick to electronic music until I get bored, which probably means never.
3. What software do you use to make your tracks?
I use Logic but really interested in Ableton, and when I can afford a new computer I’ll probably get it because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. I just find the synths in Logic are a bit weak and boring.
4. How long on average does it take to make a tune, from start to finish?
It really depends, Killer Beast took me a bit longer than a day after I had sorted out the sample, whereas I’d been working on Ascension for weeks before I finally got the finishing touches on it. Since I make different genres, sometimes I can be in a dubstep mood and just focus on that for weeks and neglect any other tracks, or sometimes i’m in a liquid mood. It all depends.
5. Dubstep/drum and bass artist’s/tunes your feeling at the moment?
Really into Benga, Flux Pavillion, Datsik, Joker and Magnetic Man at the mo, and on the DnB side it’s all the usual liquid artists: Netsky, B-Complex, Logistics, and god damn Mistabishi is a musical genius. All Hospital Records as you can see!
6. Any particular producers/dj’s that inspire you? Why?
Well Mistabishi is very inspiring with his use of samples, Printer Jam is such a wicked tune and I love that most of it was sampled, he’s very inventive. London Elektricity is very inspiring just because I’ve always listened to the Hospital podcasts and he’s such a positive dude, and plays good tunes. He’s a real legend. Benga is also a huge influence because his music was the first Dubstep I’d ever heard, and since most other artists have dwindled away since then, Benga has really adapted and lasted, some would call it going mainstream, but I think that’s stupid, all it is is that he’s playing music that more people enjoy, and that’s a good thing! Katy on a mission is a perfect example of it, when you compare it to his old stuff from Diary of an Afro Warrior.
7. Are you going to stick to just producing or do you want to DJ as well?
I reeeeaaalllllyyy want to DJ also but can’t currently afford any equipment, but that’s where my upcoming EP comes in hopefully! (wouldn’t mind getting a half decent computer also, one where I can tell whether the bass is my music or my computers fan) I could always get a fucking Job, but… meh.
8. Best dubstep set you’ve seen live has been…?
Benga at creamfields 2010 was MASSIVE! I had such a good time.
9. Recommendations of any tracks you think all dubheads should be listening to?
It’s hard not to mention the obvious ones. I love ‘digital controller’ by Flux Pavillion, when it gets into it, it’s fucking epic. I think theres a lot of dubheads who just listen to whatever’s dirrrttyyyy and get on with their bass faces, but there’s a lot of stuff like Burial who people don’t pay enough attention to, ‘Unite’ is a wicked tune. ‘Love in outer space’ by 2562 is also a tuuuuuune! Rihanna - ‘Rude boy’ Chrispy remix is ‘dirtier than a shit dispensing dildo inserted into a dudes japseye’. Sorry for being so original.(Datsik’s Gizmo is saaaaafe) I want to go on but i’ll stop myself now.
10. What can we look forward to coming from zone in the future? anything in the pipeline?
Well I’m waiting for a release date for an EP which I just finished, which is pretty exciting stuff. I’d like to go back to some old stuff and re-do them, tracks which I like which i’d produced before I even knew how to master. Melodrone was actually the first track I’d ever mastered properly. The track I’m producing at the moment is a Dubstep remix of ‘Release the pressure’ by Leftfield, can’t wait until it’s finished. I’m looking forward to trying new stuff like Electro House, BUT, I promise, I will always be making Liquid and Dubstep tunes no matter what.
Nick Douwma AKA Sub Focus came to the Drum and Bass scene from Kent, UK in 2003. Since he started, he has released loads of singles, and recently did a track with I Blame Coco, called Splash.This next track is off his album “Sub Focus” and has wicked funky drums and sick locals. download is below. peace
This week has been a busy one for makeitgood x FatKidOnFire interviews, and this next one is sure not to disappoint. Dwayne Marsh (AKA D1) has stepped up to the plate and has given us an interview about producing, djing and what it is like being signed to Dub Police. if you haven’t had a chance to listen to his stuff, i SERIOUSLY advice you do, he stuff is sick, especially COCAINE and i’m loving. interview below. peace
1. What made you start producing music?
My dad made music (Jungle producer Michael Anthony Marsh) and my mum used to sing so I suppose its was inevitable that I would start making music. It’s the only thing that really ever keeps my concentration.
2. How long have you been producing dub/dubstep for? Did you produce other music before?
I started making dubstep when i was about 15 so its been about 7/8 years. I was signed to Tempa when i was 16 and i was with them for about 6 years. Dubstep has always been the main music that I produce.
3. As your signed to Dub Police, can we look forward to anything new soon?
Yeah there should hopefully be release coming by the end of september which will be Bleeps To Broadway and a track I have done with Jenna G called Flood Of Emotion.
4. Turntables or CDJ’s?
Turntables allday everyday .
5. Best set you’ve played? Why?
It’s a set I played recently in ibiza at a night called Reclaim The Dancefloor. Everything just seemed to go right in that set, the mixing the vibe, everything was just right.
6. What software do you use to produce your tracks?
Logic 9 rewired with reason.
7. makeitgood’s favourite track is “Cocaine”.. but for you what track was your favourite to produce?
I don’t know, theres no one standout track but if there was it would most probably be ongie bongie.
8. What music are you listening to at the moment? Everything and anything. I love listening to all types of music but really feeling the Hurts at the moment.
9. Best artist you have played alongside has been?
Don’t know, but there’s been a few.
10. Any advice to those who are starting out as producers/dj’s?
Just work your socks off but also try to do what makes you happy first of all.
i haven’t been too good with keeping you lot in the loop about whats been happening at makeitgood. so, the first thing is that makeitgood has now got STICKERS. i ordered 200 a few weeks ago, but at this rate another order will have to be made! if any of you guys would like some, and you live in the UK, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and i’ll try get some sent out to you. i’m afraid that if you live outside the UK, i will be unable to send them, as i can’t afford all the postage.
The next makeitgood x FatKidOnFireis with dubstep producer Matty G, and it is one that we’re extremely excited about. Matty G has been going from strength to strength ever since his first release in 2006. His album (Take You Back) is a must have if your a dubstep nut. Track below is a mix Matty did for MistaJam on radio 1xtra, and its sick.
1. How old were you when you started producing music?
Hmmm. On the computer, probably around 22. Was in bands before I got into the whole dj thing.
2. What made you start producing dubstep?
Encouragement from Nick Argon. I was making random bass heavy beats when he turned me on to dubstep and suggested I try making it. He dug what I came up with and the rest is history.
3. Best set you have ever played has been?
Probably to an empty dance floor, haha. Seriously though, I was proud of how I did on the Scion Tour with the Dub Police gang. They’re high company to roll with so I had to be on my A game. I think the pressure was good, and I played some of the best sets I can remember.
4. Any new releases coming our way from you?
My next release that’s set in stone is Watching You/The Realness on Argon records due out in November 2010.
5. Your favourite track you’ve produced has been…?
Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I really dig Nuff a Dis with Luv Fyah off of my album Take You Back.
6. Best producer/dj you’ve played a set with?
Either Chef or N-Type. Both are incredible djs, and just straight kill it live.
7. What advice would you give to upcoming producers of dubstep?
Do your own thing. Come from the heart. Don’t worry about what other people are going to think ‘cause it’s going to cloud your creative judgement. Other than that, find some equipment you’re comfortable with and master it. Hopefully you have some homies to help you out with the learning process, if not, get on the internet and ask some questions.
8. Whats the dubstep/grime scene like in California?
It’s booming. People in L.A., San Francisco, and even some of the smaller cities in Cali really know their tunes, and are actively following new developments in the larger dubstep scene. There are a lot of great parties in the States, but in my opinion, the Smog crew in L.A. is throwing the best party in the country, which says a lot about the California scene.
9. Turntables or CDJ’s?
Turntables with the occasional cd (not by choice). And I’m talkin’ records and dubs, no serratto. Not dissin’, I’m just a better dj with records without having to mess with a laptop.
10. What software do you use when your producing a track?
I’m the only person I know who uses Digital Performer. That’s what I learned on and that’s what I’ve stuck too, though Logic keeps looking more and more appealing by the minute. Other than that, a lot of samples.