Archives for the month of: April, 2011

ohh shit smoooth and free for download =)


INTERVIEW

DD: our sound quality is superb! Really envelops the listener. How would you describe your sound?

H: ha, well thanks. glad u dig.  To me, heRobust is kind of a slowed n throwed take on future funk.  Its definitely derived from hip hop.  The most defining characteristic is probably my synths.  They’re typically pretty glossy with sci fi undertones, but I arrange them into soulful progressions. My percussion is usually sparse, but I try to pack a wallop.

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DD: I especially like the way the vocals are used. Where do those come from?

H: All over man.  Mostly old soul records, but I like sampling stuff from different cultures a lot too.  west africa, especially…

DD: What was your introduction to electronic music?

H: Easy.  Prefuse73 – One Word Extinguisher.  I used to produce hip hop growing, but that record changed everything.  Squarepusher was a big influence too, but I connected so strongly with the hip hop styles of Prefuse.

DD: What is the electronic scene like in Atlanta? I think your the first artist I’ve featured from Georgia.

H: lol, there’s a reason for that.  ATL electronica scene is not so developed.  Most electronica fans out here are into american dubstep or stuff like STS9, which is cool.  There’s not much out here in the way of “beats.”

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

H: Oh boy.  tons…  heRobust is my solo beat project.  Im releasing a free EP called Albumin on SATURATE records.  This drops on 2-1-11.  Im also involved in two collaborations.  Mane Mane is a collab between me and C Powers.  Its a really dusty, experimental project.  We’re dopping our LP, Mane2Mane, real soon on UUU Tapes.  Lastly, Im collabing with Leonard Dstroy and this year should see a few releases from us as well.

DD: Any shows your dying to see this year?

H: Dorian Concept.  One of the most musically talented producers as far as performing is concerned.  No question.

DD: Last words?

H: Yeah man, Im a fiend for new music.  If any of your readers make music themselves, please feel free to hit me up.  Iv met a lot of cool people this way. heRobustMusic@gmail.com

heRobust on Soundcloud 

http://herobust.bandcamp.com/

– jimijaxon 

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INTERVIEW

DD: Alright Jamie, hello hello. What are you doing right now?

JG: I have just woken up!

DD: Awww, what did you dream about?

JG: Spaceships and dinosaurs

DD: Are any of your songs about such things? You’ve got a pretty lush, floating kind of vibe..

JG: Yeah they’re pretty much all prehistoric house renditions of alien encounters I’ve had over the years.

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DD: Haha, man I’ve been interviewing some damn good writers lately. You are very funny. Tell the readers a bit about yourself, what brought you into electronic production? And what’s helped you stick with it?

JG: I’ve always been interested in music, and computers – just kind of makes sense really. I guess it makes it easier to keep making music when people actually listen to it..But I suppose I’d still be making music anyway regardless as it’s still just a hobby, not a career!

DD: You release music on a few labels am I right? Are these close to where you live?

JG: Well I’m signed to Infrasonics – which is a London based label. I live in Leeds, which is a couple of hours north of London. I also brought out my Footwork EP on Fortified Audio, which is based in Glasgow, Scotland – that’s a few hours north of Leeds. So neither labels are exactly local, but not a million miles away either.

DD: What do you gots planned for the rest of 2011?

JG: Couple more releases, more gigs, fly to space, yada yada…

DD: =) Final words? Coming to Seattle anytime soon?

JG: Final words… dongle, and celery. No US plans yet – but would love to go – hopefully soon…

http://soundcloud.com/jamie-grind

http://twitter.com/JamieGrind

http://www.facebook.com/jamiegrindmusic

– jimijaxon 

Ramadanman has quickly become a producer I hold very close to my heart. His recent Fabriclive is coming out of my speakers errday, and the chance to see him live tomorrow will be a mega huge ball of fun. His productions are astounding, and his work ethic is consistent and forward moving. He’s one of the best out there right now I’d say. Come find me on that dance floor tonight..


Facebook event + for a fine interview Ramadanman/Pearson Sound,  check out Little White Earbuds 

geeeeeeez! 

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– jimijaxon

Oh snaps! This is awesome. Krystal Klear in the DD house! His “Tried For Your Love” EP was released on All City Records earlier last year (buy on Beatport), and a single on Cooly G’s, Dub Organizer label was released last November! whoaaa. I feel the grooves this guy makes, very airy and memory filled. perfect for all occasions..

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INTERVIEW
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DD: Do many nostalgic memories come out of your head when you’re making these songs?
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I wouldn’t necessarily say nostalgic memories,because Im generally not thinking that far in the past but without a doubt certain memories of my everyday life play a role in the creation process.
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DD: If your music was the soundtrack to any 80’s movie, which would you choose?
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Wow…brilliant…mmmm..Some John Hughes Movie would be super funny,flash synths and slap basses everywhere but for me it have to be Back To The Future 2, the only film that would shut me up as a kid…I would only do it if Huey Lewis was on call for vocal performance.
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DD: The Hoya:Hoya list of past artists is like an orgasm. I read a nice article about the club night in Mixmag..what have you enjoyed most about being a resident there?
Theres very little about Hoya I don’t enjoy, Its always a great feeling to feel your a part of something especially with people you admire and respect so I feel super blessed to have be giving the opportunity by the guys.I think Hoya is home for me now and in this game you do a lot of strange gigs and alot of crap ones and i think myself and the hoya crew are very lucky in that we have that to come back to every month.
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DD: Touring near Seattle anytime soon?

I’m in the U.S. and Canada this August and September so if Seattle want me…holla at me

Krystal Klear on Soundcloud, Facebook & Twitter 
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everybody HOLLA!
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– jimijaxon

Gots to share some recent songs from SeePM, gots to

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INTERVIEW

DD: Whatsuppppppppppp?

SP: hello mate, not much – just about to go and play some squash and sweat it out on my lunch break! …. actually, those are some noises i should sample….!

DD: What’s squash like?

SP: A lot of fun, man. It’s a good way to bang out some stress and sweat your nuts off for 45 minutes!
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DD: Haha..The “One Step Closer (See PM Rejig)” is very bright and sunny sounding. How’d you enjoy putting that one together?

SP: Thanks man. Yeah it’s fun to mash up a pop ‘classic’ every now and again haha. Not sure why, but I’ve had an urge to destroy this particular pop atrocity for a while now and I have to say it was pretty satisfying. All the brightness (emotional and sonic) comes from the sample really – i just had to fuck with it and fill it out with some funky synths!

DD: oooO so exciting SeePM. Well you’ve got lots of love from myself and Disco Droppings, any final words for now?

SP: Just thanks for the continued support man. Massively appreciate the love. Big love from London!

http://soundcloud.com/seepm
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– jimijaxon