It’s been a few weeks since the last MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire feature – we’ve been busy behind the scenes arranging our massive celebratory feature for #50. Trust us when we say it’s with someone huge in the dubstep scene. We can’t wait to drop it for you guys! Until then we’re working our way towards #50.
It’s been ages since we last featured an international dubstep producer/ Dj in the makeitgood x FKOF series. We had LA’s Quickie Mart in the middle of April and Kuala Lumpar’s Reza before that. Today sees us journeying to San Francisco to catch up with Dj/ producer Harry AKA Skriptah. Skriptah’s dropped us an amazing mix with an interesting interview to go with it. Grab the download, read the interview and catch Skriptah on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.
How long have you been producing music for? I have been producing music for around 6 years now.
What made you start making dubstep? Well, it was almost an accident. I have basically been producing DnB for forever. I loved doing half-time stuff at 180bpm – I just liked the vibe of it. One day I accidentally just made a tune at half-time in the native FL Studio bpm (about 140). So I naturally progressed into making dubstep. I guess I’ve been making it before I even knew what it was.
What software do you use to produce your tracks? As I said earlier, I mainly produce using FL Studio. But I am currently getting Certified in Pro Tools, Logic and Ableton. I have been making a lot of beats with Pro Tools as of late, with Re-wiring Reason in. I mainly use Massive and I have been getting into Thor and Hybrid as well.
Turntables or CDJs? Ahhh. The age old question. It kills me inside to answer it, but CDJs now. I used to strictly be a vinyl head, but getting your own plates cut was too expensive and it got to the point down here that I would show up to gigs and there wouldn’t even be a set of decks. But I still play vinyl every now and again. They have the best sound quality. EVER!
Best set you’ve played has been…? Best set I played was opening up for Downlink and Borgore in Santa Cruz. The crowd was immense and it was just a good time. The crowd was loving it!
Any new releases we can look forward to? Just had an EP release on Beatport and I’ve got another EP coming out with Supa Loud on it. I’ve also got a friend in the UK starting up a label; I am definitely getting some tunes on that. More info to come.
Do you think you will stick to producing dubstep, or do you think you will mix it up? Well I’ve already been making DnB, but it’s been primarily dubstep at the moment. I have been making a lot of 140 Juke-esque stuff and I’ve been loving it. Can’t hate the 808.
Any advice to upcoming producers/ Djs? Just do what you want to do and dont look back. If you like it then keep on doing it. And also, doesn’t matter what software you use; as long as you can rock it, it’s good.
Trust us when we say Skriptah’s mix is sweet. It’s been a while since the MakeItGood x FKOF featured artist has gone with an all dub mix of their own tracks (Caski was the last to do it) and like Caski’s mix, Skriptah’s gone hard! This is 40 minutes of awesomeness. Click the download and let Harry and us know what you think!
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- Skriptah – Boom Bye Bye
- Skriptah – Lullaby
- Skriptah – The Tunnel
- Skriptah – Network
- Skriptah – Quiet Groove
- Skriptah – Two Cycle
- Skriptah & Carrier – Untitled
- Skriptah – We Will Pay
- Skriptah – Pushaman
- Skriptah – Sqweel Em
- Skriptah – Around
- Skriptah – Arp me to Sleep
- Skriptah – Supa Loud
- Skriptah – Level Up
- Skriptah – Upside Down
- Skriptah – Bump J
- Skriptah – Open Your Eyes
If you have any thoughts on what Skriptah has had to say, or anything else you’ve seen – maybe you’ve got someone to recommend to FKOF or seen something you think we’d like. Get in touch via email, Twitter, Facebook or the FKOF TakesQuestions page.