When I first discovered Dubstep sometime around 2005 it gripped me. Somehow it expressed my emotion and personality in a way Pop and whatever other music genres that people listen to, couldn’t.
I’m not usually one for hippy statements like that but there’s no other way to describe it… it defined me.
I wondered how I could make some kind of mark on this music scene. At first I thought DJing would be my way in, but it became clear to me that it wouldn’t satisfy, as playing other peoples music wasn’t expressive enough and didn’t give me any means to be creative.
I then looked a bit further and found producing.
Producing was it… I could actually get my crazy ideas down in some kind of real format and make something that was in tune to my exact emotion. [more hippy bollocks but bare with me].
This producing thing grew and grew on me and the more I did it, the more frustrating it became. I could spend hours experimenting with knobs and buttons and come up with a bassline not strong enough to knock even your gran over.
But I persevered… little by little, what I was making was becoming more and more listenable. I got some nice comments from my friends, and even [in the face of adversity] my parents.
I created my first full track on the 16th of October, 2010… and in the past three months created 8 more, each getting a little more interesting than the last, up to recently when my mate, after hearing my newest work-in-progress, said to me the words that every producer craves to hear: ‘you didn’t really make that, did you?’
Which brings me right up to here, 2011.
I’d really appreciate you having a listen to my stuff and letting me know what you think.