Another free gift for my DD friends. And! look at this cute cat.

Vaiper Despotin, WAM Riddim

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INTERVIEW.

DD: Oh my goodness! Such a pleasure listening to your music. How would you describe the sound your forming?

VD: I’m excited for having this interview. Its one of the first with the foreign press or blogs at all :). I Would like to believe that my music has a kind of funk in it :). Love the groove of a boogie and electro funk from 80’s, g funk era. So I think I try to reach a couple worlds at the same time..hip hop roots with the  playful synths and filthy noises. I really would love to believe that. Actually, my music is just a form of urban music, I’ve started with the golden era of hip hop and still love it. Gang Starr, Betnuts, Lootpack, Black Star and etc. After 12 years in the making and lots of searching, I found so much musical material created in the past and present. There are so many styles and grooves I can move to, have fun hearing or just rest to.  All that easely inspires me to do something on the edge.
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Emery & Mikee Liks – Chordsjam (Vaiper’s Fungrime Remix)

DD: What was your introduction to electronic music?
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VD: I think it was Cassiuss 1999 and early The Prodigy albums, heavywight longplayers in my soundsystem, when I was a youngster. Plus some oldschool rave/dance music at the school discotheques. But when I started studying (university), I visited mostly every electronic music genre parties my city Vilnius, from underground hardcore drum and bass or liquid funk to electro, to progressive house and IDM. I had really joyful journey.
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DD: You have an significantly well-rounded production style. Everything bounces off the headphones and feels full. How long have you been producing? What was your sound like in the beginning?
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VD: I started so called producing in my bed room back in 1999 – 2002, it was first try-on’s  with the hip hop. After that I left my parents home and started a local hip hop music career with my partner. In 2004 we released now kinda classic album, full of pure hip hop joints in lithuanian language. Its look’s like this 🙂
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Since then, I cant stop at all :). I produced a huge number of local produced hip hop tunes from various artist in period of 2004 – 2007. Then i started to find out, that i have really impressive collection of unreleased beats (downtempo mostly), big part of it seems away from straight hip hop sound. I didnt know what to do with all that stuf. But on my way i found bunch of people who pushed me to do something fresh, they became my crew. One of them is Serumas, we released two instrumental jazzy, hip hop, electronic sounded albums. The project called Cafeteria. We still have some unfinished and unreleased material. I hope we could release something in nearly future.
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Thank you for your compliments and that you dig it. Sometimes I think that I could make the same production in a more minimalistic way, I like it when the music sounds simple and beautiful. But at the same time I can’t fit into a minimalistic frame, and my music probably sounds too complicated for the listener. Anyway its my clue to the personality of sound.

DD: What plans are you making as an artist for 2011?

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VD: I have lots of unreleased solo material. I haven’t had any serious releases outside my country, except some remixes and freebies on a couple compilations and mixes. I’m preparing my solo album, there is still lots of work to do. I would be really happy to release my solo album and remixes on a serious label, because managing things with releasing is kinda annoying :). We have our small community, Renegades Of Bump ( www.rob.lt ), where there will definitely be some E.P.’s and separate tracks released. Just check out our latest Lithuania Beatmakers compilation! Lithuania got power, I tell you.
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DD: Any shows your dying to see this year?

 

VD: In Vilnius it happens pretty much every week. Live performances and extra projects also very often. I have some plans to go to Berlin, Minsk and Ukraine. Really looking forward to visit Amsterdam once again, even just for traveling, who knows:)
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DD: Last words?
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I wish you and me inspiring year and easy going future, full of work you like and experiences you live for:) Pow!

http://soundcloud.com/vaiper-despotin

luvv –

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