You’re one of our favourite producers. Not just because of your distinctively huge basslines, but also for your hilarious Facebook antics; you’re the second funniest guy in dubstep. Are we right in thinking you don’t take your musical career too seriously? I mean, you’re the only producer I know that’s used multiple fart samples.
Hello, thanks for having me, and thanks for those nice words! To be honest with you, I do take my “career” quite seriously. It’s basically on my mind 24/7. But on the other hand I’m just grateful to be able to do what I’m doing. I travel to nice places, play to amazing people and all that. So I don’t know why I should be deadly serious about everything. We’re all in it for the fun and the love for music, so being a stuck up ego, not being able to make or take a joke seems kinda pointless to me…
And bitches love funny guys.
Your next release comes in the form of Godzilla. In true Sadhu style, it’s one behemoth of a track.
Yeah, I’m quite proud of this. It’ll feature 4 Tracks; Godzilla, Clint Eastwood, Loud Noises and my Remix of 12Gauges’ ‘Lets Fuck Up Yo Ears!!”. When I first started making Dubstep, Chronos Records was the label I looked up to the most. All those amazing artists with their raw and unmistakable sound, so it’s a big honor for me to release my next EP on this label. I cant say anything about the release date just yet, but it should drop late March or early April.
Talk us through your production process. Do you kick things off with a beat or start work on a Goliath bassline?
Well it depends on the mood. If I’ve got a nice bassline in my head, I’ll try to recreate that first, but usually I layer out some drums first to build around with. On Godzilla actually, I started with the roar of a walrus I sampled off YouTube, then I added some sounds to that until it became a nice roar. On Clint Eastwood I literally started with the fart sample and thought of ways I could include it in a track in the best possible way. So it all depends. When I produce deep tunes though, I always start with drums and then build around that. It’s probably because I’m more picky when it comes to samples for deep tunes. I have almost complete deep project files laying around my hard drive for months and months until I find a suitable sample that either fits my mood or fits with the style of the tune in general. When I make tearout stuff I just chuck samples in there that sound cool, haha.
You seemingly never stop, continuously pumping out free downloads left, right and center. Even finding time to expertly photoshop yourself at the beach. What do you do for fun outside of music?
Well, the reason behind pumping out free downloads and new tunes like a Chinese factory worker is, like a Chinese factory worker, I don’t do much else. All my free time is pretty much consumed by writing tunes. I wake up, eat, make tunes for 8 hours, go to school for 5 hours, come back and make tunes until I fall asleep. That’s basically my day. I used to go out to clubs when I turned 18 and partied like a madman, but I got bored of it; I got bored of standing in a crowd watching some guy playing YouTube rips. So I focused more on music, so that I can be the guy standing on the stage and not play YouTube rips. And that seems to have worked out pretty well.
If the worlds demise was due in 24 hours, how would you spend your final day?
That is a good question. I would probably leak out my own nudes, to create some last internet hype. I’d give out all the tunes I have ever made for free. I would visit a friend in Warsaw, Poland, because I’ve never had the luck of meeting him and that is on my bucket list. I would tell a girl that I love her (and probably get friendzoned anyway, even though it’s the final day of mankind) and I would kill a guy riding on a horse, with a trident.
Looking into the future of Sadhu, what can we expect? A 2014 Sadhu calendar perhaps for your female fanbase?
A calendar is a brilliant idea… I have to write that down. That is brilliant. Nah, but I’m hoping for at least another 2 EPs this year, though I’m not sure on which labels. And my little side project with deep and ambient tunes that will go on Bandcamp. I will obviously continue to write tunes like a madman. I will make loads of tearout stuff to keep all the machine gun heads happy but also write some deep tunes to show the gay, emotional side of me. Oh, and a US tour in hopefully end of June/beginning of July with 2-3 other people. That shall be good, since most of my fans are based in the US (over 40% I think)…
I’m also looking into selling Sadhu butt plugs, cooking spoons and tin openers.
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Any closing words?
Thanks for having me! I’m really looking forward to March. I’m playing with some pretty big guys including Genetix, Eptic, Culprate, Stenchman, Bratkilla, Hizzleguy and 12gauge to name a few. I’m also playing in Amsterdam three times, which is nice since I’m considering moving there, so I’ll get a nice feeling of the vibe in the city.
I get asked alot “Sadhoueoheuh how do you make ur machien gun basses? teach me”
There’s two ways, really.
A) Stop trying to copy someone and be yourself instead. Make music to please yourself and not others, don’t hop on bandwagons and don’t try to be the next Skrillex.
B) Sample real machineguns.
About the author
Head honcho at Bass Explorer, an avid fan of chicken based dishes and self a confessed geek from Devon.