Hello Feint! You’ve had quite a couple of years! Starting with DLA Black and working your way through to the mighty Monstercat! Where do you go from here?
Anywhere! The Monstercat boys are really great guys, and when I finish uni this year I would love to work with them some more. However I’m always looking for new things to try and new people to work with! Sound wise, I’m heading towards big, melodic style tunes as opposed to the more chilled out stuff that I’m used to producing.
You had a few momentous releases in 2012. What’s on the horizon for this year?
Hopefully I’ll get to work on a new EP to represent how much I’ve improved production-wise over the past year or so. I’ve finished quite a few unreleased and unuploaded tracks in genres that I’d never tried before, so it’s possible that you’ll see some of those too!
Since last year, you’ve frequently been playing various events. So what’s been your highlight, the single, most memorable moment that’ll stick in your memory?
It would definitely have to be the hilarious gig that myself, Stan SB, 50 Carrot, Soloman, DKS etc played in Belgium. Too many funny moments to list! Great bunch of guys.
You’ve recently dropped your bootleg of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’. Do you prefer working originals or do you like a rough template that a remix provides?
I definitely prefer working on originals! That bootleg was kind of just a lazy 20 minute job because I thought it would carry some good vibes in a set (as you can tell from the production!)
You’ve just switched DAW to Logic. How are you finding the software and talk us through the rest of your setup.
I really like Logic, I’ve spent a bit of time on it and have found a lot of really cool features which I’d never used before. A lot of the stock plugins are great! Of course, the layout and workflow is a bit different from FL Studio (which I used to use), but I’m still a firm believer that all DAWs do the same thing, it’s just how you use them! My setup at the moment consists of a pair of Yamaha HS80M monitors, a pair of Sony MDR-7506 headphones, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface and an electro acoustic guitar that I tend to use a lot of in my more recent productions. I used to own a M-Audio Oxygen 8 midi keyboard, but I gave that to Stan after seeing how sad he was that his old one broke.
If you could go back and change one thing within your musical career, what would you change and why?
The one thing that I’d change is probably how late I started; I sometimes wish I’d have started production much sooner! I could do with a lot more practise to catch up on lost time
Beef or horse?
Both, I probably eat a combination of the two quite regularly anyway.
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Any closing words?
I’m pretty much a newcomer myself so I can’t offer that much advice… Except do what you want to do, work hard, and don’t care too much about what other people think about what you’re doing. Do it for you, not them (but treat people who support you with utmost respect, they mean an incredible amount!) I’m out now, need another brew. Cheeers, and take care!
About the author
Head honcho at Bass Explorer, an avid fan of chicken based dishes and self a confessed geek from Devon.