Chromatic Club continue our series of interviews with interesting artist with Dubrovnik (UK). Lets find out what makes the Glasgow native tick.
Can you tell us a little about your experience and your background in the music business?
I first got into electronic music in high school which led to beginning to dj shortly after and would regularly visit The Arches & The Sub Club in Glasgow to see many acts perform as dj's and live sets. I have played events in Glasgow for parties such as Platform 18, Mindset and ran an event called Alumni over a few years with some friends. In the last 6-7 years I have turned to producing, originally attending Shoogle Studios, which has now rebranded to the SubSine Academy and ran by Simon Stokes. The courses there helped give me an understanding of music production which has led to releasing on various labels worldwide.
Where are you from? do you feel that has a big impact on your sound?
Glasgow, Scotland. I think so yes, we're fortunate to have some great clubs in Glasgow with amazing resident djs and guests playing regularly. Inspiration comes in all shapes and forms but I've gradually matured into my sound over the years.
What artists and genres do you enjoy most right now?
Loads in all honesty ! To name a few - Ohm, Grad_U, Havantepe, Roger Gerressen, Ben Buitendijk & Idealist repeatedly deliver high quality releases that cross between the deeper end of the dubby house and techno spectrum.
What is the story behind your new release? how did it come together?
The label is set up as an outlet for producers who have attended courses at SubSine to release their work into the music world. The EP is very much a community project with the remixes coming from a couple a friends I met during the courses. Grant and Mark both turned in amazing remixes and the artwork was done by Kirsten who has passed through also. All mastered by Simon who runs SubSine.
Has your sound changed a lot in recent years?
Possibly evolving from what inspires me but I've always very much been in the house & techno camp - maybe becoming infused more with the dub techno sound that I love.
Do you feel you can have a more experimental sound in the modern scene?
I wouldn't say so - I make music for djs to play in night clubs aimed to help create an atmosphere and vibe - a journey if you like.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?
I'm not so sure - I do still love to sit down in the studio and produce when I feel inspired, I wouldn't let what format it's released on dictate that.
Can you tell us what’s next for you?
I have upcoming releases with Ohm Series & Axaminer Records which I'm really excited about. I've been sitting on a lot of music due to the industry slowing over the pandemic. Hopefully with that shifting now things can crack on. I'll also be getting in the studio over the next few months for a project with the Afterhours outlet, excited to see what develops on that side.