It’s been almost two weeks since the last makeitgood x FatKidOnFire feature. If you missed the Fused Forces minimix click through and give it a go – it’s had more plays than all the other FKOF mixes put together and people are still loving it! That’s a solid testament to the Fused Forces boys’ hard work, the mix is sick! <p >Anyway. This next makeitgood x FatKidOnFire feature is with Leicester’s Tehran Bass. If you follow the streetwear way of life and/ or are from the Leicester ends you’ll know these guys as they run the superb Well Gosh (which has an equally fantastic online store). As it turns out, when they’re not flogging the best streetwear brands they can find through Well Gosh, the Tehran boys are spinning sick tunes and throwing sicker parties. Peep the feature and another 20 minute exclusive mix below…
What made you start producing music? All of us in Tehran just love music, I think we all just starting making tunes as soon as we could! I bought a PC when I was a kid and got a copy of Cubase and started, we’re now luckily all using Macs though!
How old were you all when you first realised you wanted to do it? Really young. I think some people just have it in them, I would always dance around singing as a kid and I think that was just me producing in my own head! I always tried to beatbox from an early age but I was rubbish at it… I don’t know Coops and Dan are the same, they have always made tunes – Dan’s a sick bassist and Coops can turn his hand to most things.
Best set you’ve played so far has been? Why? We have played a few; we used to do an all nighter in a tiny basement in town where we would be the only ones playing for 6 hours. They were the best sets for all of us because we could really play out lots of styles and the crowd got used to this, it ended up being packed every month! You could only fit about a hundred in there so you got to know everyone.
Turntables or CDJs? Both along with Tractor and Ableton.
What music are you listening to at the moment? Everything! We cain it, because we all work in the same shop we get to listen to 9 hours of music a day so you can see we can fit a lot in. There are a few shop favourites at the moment but that’s just between us and the customers – we have our own thing going on haha!
You guys are involved in the running of the fine streetwear emporium Well Gosh in Leicester – how’s everything going with the shop? Yeah the shop is great, every week it gets stronger. We have A/W 2010 coming in at the moment so its really busy, to be honest we should get a party together soon its almost been a year since the last one.
Who’s the best artist you’ve played alongside? Oh man I’m not sure, The Bloody Beetroots were a nice bunch but I’m not sure if they were the best, erm… We’ve had the honor of playing with a lot of diverse people at parties; Urchins are good fun as is Baobinga, My Panda Shall Fly were sick too.
Do you think you will start to producing dubstep, or will you stick to what you’re releasing now? As you can see from our Soundcloud we just make what ever comes out of us on that day – we’ve made dubstep tunes before, but hardly anything goes up on the internet. We make a lot of tunes man, we think we’re progressing at a steady rate so I suppose we’ll just keep making all genres.
Any EP’s or albums we can look forward to hearing? Nah nothing in the pipeline – we’re just going to keep making tunes and putting out mixes.
Any advice to upcoming producers/Djs and new talent? If you enjoy doing it, then crack on.
This mix is a little different from the dirt we usually peddle here at makeitgood x FatKidOnFire but you might be pleasantly surprised deviating from the dutty dubsteps! Peep the mix, hit the download and see what you think. We’re loving it!
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- BRWN – Limbo (Tehran remix)
- Tehran – Image
- Four Tet – Sing (Mosca remix)
- Supra1 – Ghoster
- Cosmin TRG – Since Last Night
- Greenmoney – Bashment ‘Ouse
- Om Unit – Searching
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