Look out for this 3-track release from Eleven8 on July 9th, 2012 via Solace Records. I’ve included previews of “Alone/Remember Me/Scythe” + his mix contribution to the label’s podcast.
DD Hello Eleven8, how are you feeling?
E8 Heyy Disco Droppings! Yeah very good thanks, hope you’re well too!
DD You’re the second artist from Solace Records that’s been on Disco Droppings (after Clubroot). How does the label encourage you?
E8 I was talking to Tom from Solace recently about the release schedule and that was really encouraging, they have some really strong tracks forthcoming from some great artists. It’s wicked to see producers like that on a label that are fairly new – and the material is really top notch.
DD Any memorable responses you’ve gotten from fans on your new release, “Alone/Remember Me/Scythe”?
E8 Alone has had some great responses, people have been waiting for that one for quite a while now and it’s great to see people excited about it getting released! I seem to remember someone after hearing Scythe calling me the “Bin Laden of basslines”. Made me laugh, then nervous. That “Pizza Van” has been sitting outside my house for a good week now…
DD What gets you hyped outside of music? Do these things directly affect your work as an artist?
E8 I get pretty hyped about films plus I’m a bit of a geek so new technology is always fun to keep an eye on haha.. Nature documentaries too, I’m a sucker for them. I don’t think these things affect directly how I work, but I’m sure they do something haha…
DD How long did it take to feel comfortable playing your own productions alongside other artists in a mix?
E8 That’s a good question! It took a fair bit of time, in fact it’s only really been the last year and a half or so I’ve been happy with my mixdowns and the tunes themselves to play them out.
The latest mix I’ve done for Solace is pretty much a 50/50 split between my own material and other artists, and DJ sets are about the same ratio now too.
DD How do you plan on evolving your style from here?
E8 For a while now I’ve been working at different tempos – anything between 80 and 170, some of which has been more chilled and ambient as opposed to a ‘dancefloor’ approach. Although the style is similar it’s been interesting pushing and adapting it to new areas.
– Jimi Jaxon