It’s been a busy week as far as our MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire features goes (mind you, the content elsewhere’s been ok too). Today brings the 74th feature of the series – with an extremely exciting young producer from Oxford – and Monday will see the launch of our 75th. We’re three quarters of the way towards reaching 100 guest mixes/ interviews. Madness!
To celebrate, there’s what is quite possibly the best mix I’ve ever heard/ will have released through FKOF accompanied by an equally awesome interview. No solid clues yet, but the producer’s Dutch. Hit me up on Twitter/ Facebook if you think you know who MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #75 is!
Going back to #74, I’m stoked to have got Jobai involved in the MIG x FKOF series. He produced one of my favourite tunes from this year (if you’ve not yet checked ‘Uncovered‘ shame on you) and has even gone as far as producing an exclusive tune to go with this interview. How awesome is that? Dave also produces dubstep/ DnB which you can check here. Labels, pay attention. Someone needs to sign this guy!
Who is Jobai? Dave McCormack from Oxford, UK.
What software do you use to produce your tracks? I use Logic pro 9 as a sequencer from start to finish, and use various VST’s such as NI Massive and MiniMonsta. Logic has some really good built-in instruments for creating soft and warm synths, so I tend to use those a fair bit.
What got you into mixing and producing music? I first got into mixing when I was about 18. After going out to dubstep and DnB nights in Oxford, and seeing that everyone was having a sick time playing out, I wanted to get involved.
How would you describe your sound? I find it hard to really ‘hear’ my own sound, so describing it becomes difficult – hopefully it’s relaxing.
How long have you producing and DJing? Turntables or CDJs? I’ve been on DJing since I was about 19 – I got into producing a little later. I’ve always preferred vinyl as I started on a second hand pair of Numark turntables, but getting hold of tunes on vinyl isn’t always easy. So now now I’m using virtual vinyl.
Are there any producers you are listening to at the moment that we should be looking out for? If you haven’t already – you need to check out a guy named Grifta. He’s an excellent producer who’s tunes are full of melody and big basslines, great to listen to anytime. You can check him out on Soundcloud.
What does the future hold for UK bass music – where do you see the genre going? UK bass-driven music is huge at the moment, and new artists are popping up everywhere with new and exciting styles. I think its going to continue to explore new avenues of the genre for sometime, and that’s pretty exciting.
Any forthcoming releases we can look forward to? Currently nothing that I confirm right now, but keep you out for something in the new year…
This free track we were on about? ‘No Sleep’ follows along from where ‘Uncovered’ left off – but doesn’t hold back on any of the awesomeness that you’ll hear in ‘Uncovered’. Grab the free download, play it out, spread Jobai‘s name far and wide and let him know if you’re feeling it. I definitely am!
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If you have any thoughts on what Jobai has had to say, or want to recommend a new artist you’ve discovered or just want a chat about something you’ve seen on FatKidOnFire, leave a comment below or get in touch via email, Twitter, Facebook or the FKOF TakesQuestions page.