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INTERVIEW: Subfiltronik

Corey Smith, also known as Subfiltronik, is an esteemed dubstep DJ/producer based out of the U.K. A pioneering trailblazer of the riddim subgenre, the renowned talent has paved the way for many in the landscape. Over the years, the Manchester native has been featured on various imprints the likes of Buygore Records, Circus Records, Disciple, Never Say Die, and many more. He’s also graced the decks at venerated nightclub venues and events such as Sydney, Australia’s iconic Chinese Laundry nightclub, Santa Ana, California’s Yost Theater, and Paris, France’s Redlight, to name just a few.

Learning how to craft relentlessly unyielding beats from a very young age, the musician eventually took his passion to the next level and pursued a degree in it during his undergraduate studies. Blending different styles together in his signature brand of dubstep, the multifaceted creative force has released tracks featuring influences from hip-hop, R&B, drum and bass, and drumstep. Subfiltronik’s recent tracks from 2020 include his remix of UZZI's ‘Longboi Pit’, ‘Too Tough’, and his collaborative hit with AweminusSubminus’.

We have had the pleasure of interviewing them 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?

‘’Hello there my name Corey Aka Subfiltronik, I am Dj & Music Producer from Manchester, Uk.

How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?

‘’I would my sound is evolving every time, sometimes I tend to go back to older projects to get an idea of things if I got a new plugin or just resampling my old sounds and making them better over time.

How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?

‘’ I would say I have made a big impact and influenced a lot of bass music listeners for years, most of my fans now today make their own music, making their own path to success which i am happy to see.

What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job?

‘’I’m working on a few projects that I’ve been developing for a while now, one I’ve already put out on my Souncloud called ‘UI SYSTEM’ and a few others that I’ve not put on Soundcloud just yet or just work in progress.

Where are you and what have you been doing now?

‘’Right now I am home in Manchester, completing projects and new content for new releases for my solo projects and some work with friends doing different genres.

Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?

‘’Yes definitely the sound has evolve a lot and change throughout the years, my take on the new sounds today is very creative and innovative making its own sub-genres and being heard by everyone.

Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?

‘’Being making music for years I would say yes anytime, no one hasn’t booked me at a venue to play different genre of music before but I’ve have put it in couple of my live sets before but in terms of sound am always open to new ideas in music production.

We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?

‘’Yes that’s true but still people find inspiration in different ways, it’s in all of us I believe.

Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?

‘’I can’t reveal all my surprises just yet just have to wait and see but won’t be too long.


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