Identity Crisis welcomes DV8 to the label for their debut release. The EP is made up of 3 deep and exploratory tracks. We have had the pleasure of speaking with Identity Crisis and this has been the result.
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?
I’m 24 from Nottingham, England. My love for music was created on the dancefloor in my younger years. Attending parties in Amsterdam, Ibiza and Berlin only spurred on my inspiration
to create music for the ravers. Throughout my times at university I was throwing parties, running record labels and DJing so it’s been a natural progression to where I’m at right now.
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
Last year I was going through a phase of playing them jackin house beats that are built for the peak time dance floor moments, like something you’d hear from The Ghost. However, right now
I’m enjoying the slower & deeper sounds. I find if you can perfect your warm up sets it’s much easier to step in at the peak times with bangers.
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
I’d like to hope people are intrigued and enjoy the unique sounds I’m trying to push.
What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job?
Right now I’m working on a 100% unreleased mix (10 songs). I’m currently finalising a few tracks and they also need mix & master.
Where are you and what have you been doing now?
Ive taken a little break away from the forefront of music, mainly to focus on making mixes and tracks. As many know, the world of music can be draining so I’ve been trying to work quietly in
the background for a few months.
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?
I have always tried to move through genres across the years, playing multiple every set. I had a phase of playing lots of garage and speed garage but now I’m really enjoying more breakbeat music.
Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?
Absolutely - I think most people know what to expect from me now. For those that don’t, I don’t worry too much as it’s an opportunity to try and educate and introduce people to different
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?
I think it has enhanced it if anything. For me it has opened up possibilities to connect worldwide to network and work together. There are positives and negatives for the digital revolution, as we
Sheffield's DV8 a.k.a Adam Dickens is creating a journey through sounds to forge his own distinct productions and sets. Atmospheric soundscapes, squelchy cuts and stripped back
driving drums are what encapsulates the DV8 sound. DV8's current focus is on not confining to one genre, so expect to hear all sounds across and within.
Adam's passion for the underground music community has led to being the founder and label boss of Sheffield based collective @soundsofhotwire, running and promoting parties in unique
and intimate spaces throughout the UK.
Alongside Hotwire, DV8 has featured at prime city locations Hope Works, 02 Academy,Code Warehouse supporting East End Dubs,Rossi, Michael James,Ben Sterling & Jaden Thompson
just to name a few.
Label: Identity Crisis