Let’s get 2010 started of in a smashing old way and the only way I know how to do that is get more drum n bass production done! Period! On bringing up this point that is exactly what I’ve been doing! Well, up until the point that I had to go up north to my sister-in-laws wedding! Doh!
I hope you had a great Christmas and New Years Celebration, I certainly did. Not too much, but just enough to keep my head and body happy! Anyways, whats been going down in studio I can hear you ask?
Well, a few things have been happening in drum n bass production land. A name that you should definitely be hearing more of in the future is Dj Sci Phi. Dave (as his mother knows him) is over on holidays in Sydney with his lovely wife for a while and I managed to get some quality production time with him. ( Honestly we spent the most part of the session with him showing me how he gets down! What an eye opener!) Mucho respect to the big Sci Phi because he didn’t hold back on the styles and secrets. For those that don’t know what style of drum n bass Sci Phi makes check out his Soundcloud. Its the really new deep, minimal style that’s blowing up big time all over drum n bass land. Big hitters like Loxy are playing his cuts in mixes etc. Def check my boy out! I’ve managed to get a little video tutorial/Q&A with him so be sure to come back at check it out.
Another big player to come through in December and play for No Frills Drum n Bass was Chook. Neuro-Funk producer extraordinaire and all round good guy. Phillipe (Chook – FullForce Recs) came and played Sydney Phoenix Bar and crushed the helpless crowd into dance submission. Chook producers on Logic 9 and I use 99.9% of the time Cubase5 so there wasn’t much production time going down. However, I did manage to corner him a few times to get some mixdown secrets and sound engineering tips. Chook has agreed to a Q&A for dnbbeats.com which I’ll be bringing to you shortly. We’ll go over how he uses Logic to produce those funky grooves for drum n bass and get his favorite vstplugins etc. In the mean time his Album “Cocoon” is dropping shortly and the single “Optimus Prime” is already out. Grab it here.
Finally, 2010 promises to be a big year for not only dnbbeats.com but hopefully me as well. I’ll definitely keep you posted on how my tunes are coming along and all the rest. Hey, if you have any tunes being released or just want me to have a listen to some please send me a megaupload/rapidshare etc. I’ll be more than happy to check them out. Anyways, back to the beats then. All the best in the studio.
See you on the dancefloor.