It’s been over a month since the last makeitgood x FatKidOnFire feature. #30 saw our first hosted mix (big shout to Cessman and Caski!) and we’re stoked to see the return of the series with another interview and exclusive mix from one of Hudderfield’s finest talents.
We first crossed paths with DrX at the Fake Kid On Fire event we threw in East London before Christmas. We were stoked with DrX’s style and the way he got the crowd vibing just right – so we were pumped when he agreed to sit down and chat before spinning us an exclusive mix. Find DrX on Soundcloud and Facebook.
What got you into Djing and producing? I started mixing drum & bass when I was about 15 and got my first residency in my home town of Huddersfield when I was 17. I started making beats about a year later.
What software do you use to produce your tracks? At the moment I mainly use Cubase 5 with all sorts of mental plugins, I have a really good Korg pack which is incredible and I use Reason for certain things too. I also have an original stylophone and a DJ-X to add a bit of weirds into the mix.
Turntables or CDJs? Both.
Do you think you will stick to producing dubstep, or do you think you will mix it up and start producing other genres? I don’t like to say that I only produce one sort of music, and dubstep is such a varied genre it’s difficult to pigeon hole certain tunes together.
I started out producing drum & bass and although I am very familiar with dubstep, at the moment the stuff I am mixing is more like grime/ house/ garage/ god knows. And no doubt that will evolve into something else. When it comes to making a tune I think you should just go with your creativeness, whether the end product is ‘dubstep’ or ‘minimal techno’.
Do you think dubstep will continue as one genre or do you think it’ll fragment as it seems to have started doing – with the “evolution” of brostep and drumstep starting to gain support? Music always evolves, and as dubstep is becoming one of the biggest genres in the world at the moment, I can see alot of experimentation happening. The music world is constantly chopping and changing and it’s good that England seems to be at the forefront of this – we’re constantly churning out new and inspiring artists.
Any new releases we can look forward to? I’m working on some exciting stuff at the moment with my good friend Lady Soul and I’m hoping to get some tracks out soon. I’m going to collaborate with Max Wheeler and Tramshed soon; they’re both making some serious beats at the moment and there are some ideas in the pipeline with my friends Flavish and Mr Lurch as well. At the moment I’m concentrating on the launch of LDN DC, a future bass/UK garage night. The first night will be at The Basing House in Shoreditch on the 26th of March with MOSCA, XXXY, BAM BAM SOUND, DRX, TRAMSHED & VALDAR. [Peep the Facebook event page here]
Any advice to upcoming Producers/ Djs? Make the most of the opportunities your given and apparently “doing drugs makes you more creative”.
DrX‘s mix is a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of future bass/ UK garage/ dubstep so get your speakers turned up and enjoy the next 37minutes of audio goodness.
If you’re free on the 26th of March come down to Basing House for LDN DC’s launch party – it’s set to be an amazing night. Peep the flyer above for the details you need or the Facebook event page here.
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- 2562 – Grayscale
- Jay Weed – Prism
- Pinch – Croydon House
- Exit Calm – Hearts + Minds (Mr Lurch remix) (Dub)
- Slum Village – Get Dis Money (Tramshed’s Detroit Foreplay remix) (Dub)
- Mirror Mirrors – Change (Dark Sky remix)
- Mount Kimbie – Carbonated
- Flavish – Lady Soul (Dub)
- XXXY – Ordinary Things
- Ramadanman – Work Them
- Peo De Pitte – Burning Up
- Boddika – Syn Chrom
- Pariah – The Slump
- Panama – CMN BK (Dub)
- Mosca – Square One VIP
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