We first introduced our next makeitgood x FatKidOnFire interviewee in a ‘New Music…‘ post a few weeks back. Quickie Mart dropped his awesome Freddie Gibbs remix in our inbox and we’ve not been listening since. We got him down for a feature but had to wait a while for him to get off his most recent tour but trust us, the wait has been worth it. Peep the interview and exclusive hour long mix below. Head over to Mart’s Facebook page to keep up to date with his music and tours, follow him on Twitter, YouTube and Soundcloud and catch him online.
How long have you been producing music? I’ve been making beats since about 2001.
What got you into producing dubstep? I started Djing drum n’ bass in 1998. I played hip-hop too, but started progressing towards turntablism and many different styles of music around 2001 after the U.S. rave scene started to slow down. Dubstep and bass music in general encompass so many different things I love. It’s where I’m from, and a taste of where I’m going.
What software do you use to produce your tracks? Logic and Pro Tools, but most recently Ableton Suite 8.
Turntables or CDJs? Turntables all day.
Do you think you will stick to producing dubstep, or do you think you will mix it up and start producing other genres? Actually a lot of my fans say I am mixing it up by flipping dubstep tunes hahaha! Some of the hip-hop and funk scene kids ain’t even having it, but I do what I do – and I just love good music. Definitely check out “Brain Salad Surgery” and my “Haze Diaries” series with Gotham Green. I also put out a lot of different styles of mixtapes that usually go up for free online. Having grown up in Louisiana, I naturally play a lot of funk and soul too. I recently put out an all-Louisiana classic funk mixtape that did very well, and can also be found on my website.
Best producer/ Dj you’ve played with has been? Why? What music are you listening to at the moment – any recommendations? All time would have to be Klever from Atlanta, hands down. Klev is a super sick turntablist and a nice dude in general. I played with RJD2 in 2005 and he is one of my favorite hip-hop producers. More recently I played with Datsik in New Orleans – he’s definitely a super sick producer.
Hmmmmm what have I been listening to… (checks “recent” list) haha
- Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-V
- The Scientist – The Scientist Launches Dupstep Into Outer Space
- Bobby Womack – The Best of Bobby Womack
- Trombone Shorty – Bacaktown
Any new releases we can look forward to? Yes indeed, a big summer!
Space Monkey Radio Vol. 1
Haze Diaries Vol. 4 with Gotham Green Vol. 4
Gypsyphonic Disko Vol. 2 with Ben Ellman, Kadie Red & Big Freedia
Any advice to upcoming Producers/ Djs? Stick with it, and there are no rules anymore.
We’ve had this hour long mix on repeat since Mart sent it over last night. We do say this about most (if not all) our mixes, but this mix is truly, truly awesome. Play it or download it (we’ve also added the Soundcloud app to the FatKidOnFire FB page – you can access the mix there) and let us know what you think!
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- Quickie Mart – One Night Stand
- Partymonster – Bounce
- Megaladon – Lockdown
- Freddie Gibbs – National Anthem (Fuck The World) (Quickie Mart remix)
- Benga – HO!
- RSK – Black Boots (Doctor P remix)
- Zeds Dead – Rude Boy
- Skism – Rave Review
- Quickie Mart, Pr!nts, & Partymonster – Makin’ Ya Bounce
- Evol Intent – Paradize City
- Flux Pavillion – Haunt You
- Partymonster – Rings Of Saturn
- Quickie Mart – College Girl
- Minnesota – Bass Power
- Bare – Banshee
- Subscape – Screw Up
- Vaski – Blackout
- Pr!nts – Fuck Me Pumpz
- Quickie Mart – Dutch Flower
- Marc Instinct ft. Messinian – Girls Girls
- Feed Me ft. Tash Baxter – Cloudburn
- Emalkay – Powertool
- R. August – Gettin’ Some (Symbl remix)
- Cutline – Let Me Go
- Killer Buddah – Ladies Know The Name
- FS – Touch O Class
- 16 Bit – Skullcrack
- NumberNin9 -Garbage
- Icicle – Minimul Dub
- Arkist – What Do I See
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