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Postby pdomino » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:17 pm

This time its the turn of Uncle Cyrus.

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One of the early pioneering DJ producers of the sound we now call Dubstep, Cyrus from Random trio 1st began his DJ career back in 1998 as a UK Garage DJ. Things have changed a bit since then.

RELEASES:
Lost City E.P - Random Trio 001
Random Trio EP - Tectonic
3 Kings / Drama - Six6Six
Claret - 3.5 Records
From The Shadows (Album) - Tectonic
White Sand - Southside Dubstars
Cybertron - Southside Dubstars
Golden Gate - Eight:FX
Violate / Silence - Random Trio Productions
Choke Hold / Surrender - Chestplate
Grot Bags / Coco Riddem - Southside Dubstars
Space Cadet / Junk Yard - Tectonic

REMIXES:
Dubstep Allstars: Vol.03 - Haunted Remix / Rebel - Tempa
Subeena - Justice - Cyrus Remix - Immigrant
Press Button - Cyrus Steppers version - Dubwar
Djunya - Dream Awake - Cyrus Remix - Insectmind
Rob Sparx - The Prayer - Cyrus Random Trio Remix - Dubting

TRACKS APPEAR ON:
Children Of Men Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Indianstomp
Tectonic Plates - Bounty, Indian Stomp - Tectonic
RTP - Redrum - Random Trio Productions
The Heavyweight EP - Reflections - Southside Dubstars
Tectonic Plates Volume 2 - Space Cadet - Tectonic

CYRUS MYSPACE

VIDEO OF CYRUS ON MARY ANNE HOBBS GENERATION BASS

This Session is OPEN FOR QUESTIONS.
It will officially begin when the producer begins to answer. It's up to the producer if he'll continue answering questions. So don't make silly faces if your question is left unanswered. Thanks
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Postby random trio » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:27 pm

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Postby Pada » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:38 pm

First of all big up! You've seen my thread about Manhattan Blues so you know I'm a fan.

First off if you don't mind there is two sounds in Manhattan Blues (the main kind of "melody" and the rhythm stab) is that a sample or a synth? Been trying to make sounds like that and just can't do it - I think it's quite similar to some of the sounds Mala uses that just sound really... "organic"!

Also any advice for people trying to make good music - how did you improve, just practice?

Also the obvious - what is your set up?
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Postby djake » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:54 pm

not a production question....but

forthcoming releases?

p.s. make pinch do a repress of your "from the shadows lp"

disc 1 & 2 please, i got 3 :lol:
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Postby ST100 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:43 pm

adisize wrote:what is your set up?


this.

and, also not a production question...

but will 'Manhattan Blues' be released? 8)
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Postby psylent » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:43 pm

Big up!
Love the tunes mate!

Right first of all what are your influences musically, that are outside the dubstep genre.

Also what software/hardware are you using at the moment and why :P?
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Postby legend4ry » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:59 pm

Absolutely banging! ! ! Big ups Cyrus and pdomino for putting this together.

So.. Lets start with From The Shadows, I ALWAYS listen to this album when I travel and have done since I copped the CD..

So how did you go about making it? Its very spacious and flows VERY well, how many tracks did you start with before you narrowed it down ? What was the influence of the album? And I found where you got the sample for "Bounty" the other day which makes me laugh cause I never, ever thought of looking at places like that for samples! hahaha


Secondly, you're one of the leading artists in the scene and been there since day dot, do you feel you have a lot more to bring to the world of dubstep and are you currently making any other styles of music under an alias or something (no need to say the alias if you don't want too)

Third - Do you use many synths - I often (hope this isnt' insulting) think you use a lot of samples (spesh in the earlier stuff)

I could go on all day but i'll leave it at that for now.
Soulstep wrote: My point is i just wanna hear more vibes


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Postby dubsteptim » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:14 pm

damn i cant think of any good Qs... all i keep thinking is MMM space and heavy bass :D 8)

outside of dubstep, what other music / producers / bands / etc influence you or your tunes?
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Postby random trio » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:38 pm

adisize wrote:First of all big up! You've seen my thread about Manhattan Blues so you know I'm a fan.

First off if you don't mind there is two sounds in Manhattan Blues (the main kind of "melody" and the rhythm stab) is that a sample or a synth? Been trying to make sounds like that and just can't do it - I think it's quite similar to some of the sounds Mala uses that just sound really... "organic"!

Also any advice for people trying to make good music - how did you improve, just practice?

Also the obvious - what is your set up?


The stab in manhatten blues is actually a sample of a single stab i came acros in an old sample folder. I just added some reverb an eq to get the effect i wanted.

For me, good music is soming that sounds unique. Keep making music that you feel and you'll soon find your sound. Use other beats as insperation by all means but bring your own twist on things.
Practice defiantly makes perfect. Your next tune will always be better then the previous but half of the fun is learning soming new.

My current set up is:

Carlion pc with rme soundcard
Cubase 4 runnning a bunch of vst
Dynaudio bm 6a mk 2
Cubase cc121 controller
presonus monitor station
M-audio keyboard
tannoy reveal 5 a
tannoy ts8 sub ( never use)

I think thats about it.
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Postby random trio » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:41 pm

djake wrote:not a production question....but

forthcoming releases?

p.s. make pinch do a repress of your "from the shadows lp"

disc 1 & 2 please, i got 3 :lol:


Space cadet and junk yard have just come out on Tectonic.

Wet fart and in the background are due out in the next month or so.

Im planning on the next rtp release to be out at some point over the next few months aswell ( always a problem with that one though)

I'll mention to him to get on the re press lol.
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Postby random trio » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:42 pm

mattron wrote:
adisize wrote:what is your set up?


this.

and, also not a production question...

but will 'Manhattan Blues' be released? 8)


Manhatten blues is in talks. I will give you more info as soon as i know>
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Postby random trio » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:15 pm

Psylent wrote:Big up!
Love the tunes mate!

Right first of all what are your influences musically, that are outside the dubstep genre.

Also what software/hardware are you using at the moment and why :P?


Thanks.

I grew up listening to a wide range of music but i think the style that had the most influence on me was reggae ( shaabbaa). I've always been fascinated by sub bass. Also film scores, i like the tension they build up.
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Postby dav.id » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:45 pm

What is The best track that you have made? In your opion?
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Postby pdomino » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:10 pm

Spotted that "ding ding" aswell
big tune you 2

Hatcha from last Saturday with Cyrus & Mala
http://www.getdarker.com/audio/sets/Hat ... FM-120809/
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Postby random trio » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:16 pm

Legendary wrote:Absolutely banging! ! ! Big ups Cyrus and pdomino for putting this together.

So.. Lets start with From The Shadows, I ALWAYS listen to this album when I travel and have done since I copped the CD..

So how did you go about making it? Its very spacious and flows VERY well, how many tracks did you start with before you narrowed it down ? What was the influence of the album? And I found where you got the sample for "Bounty" the other day which makes me laugh cause I never, ever thought of looking at places like that for samples! hahaha


Secondly, you're one of the leading artists in the scene and been there since day dot, do you feel you have a lot more to bring to the world of dubstep and are you currently making any other styles of music under an alias or something (no need to say the alias if you don't want too)

Third - Do you use many synths - I often (hope this isnt' insulting) think you use a lot of samples (spesh in the earlier stuff)

I could go on all day but i'll leave it at that for now.


Thanks man, im glad you like the lp.

I already had 3 or 4 of the tunes already written before i was asked to write an album (unheard before of course). I just set out to bring an album of what i was about at the time. I also wanted to write soming that could be listend to in any enviroment. I wrote a bunch of tunes over the next 2 months or so then worked with the label to work out the final tracklist. I cant remember how many never made the cut though.

I still have alot to bring to the scene..i've only scratched the surfice. Im learning new things every time im in the studio and still think theres a long way to go. Im not really producing any other style at the moment to be honest ( thats worth mentioning anyway)

Apart from kicks, snares, hats ect i actually use synths more then samples.
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Postby random trio » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:24 pm

dubsteptim wrote:damn i cant think of any good Qs... all i keep thinking is MMM space and heavy bass :D 8)

outside of dubstep, what other music / producers / bands / etc influence you or your tunes?


Outside of dubstep i listen to all sorts of music but im not sure (without sounding like a tit) if im influenced by any 1 in particular in regards to my sound..

Thats a shite answer..sorry lol.
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Postby random trio » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:28 pm

Dav.id wrote:What is The best track that you have made? In your opion?


Im not to sure. I think every tune i make is better then the last but if i had to choose 1 i suppose i would say Gutta. I think its because, to me its got that original vybe to it. (not because its produced any better then 1 of the others).

what would you say?
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Postby random trio » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:29 pm

pdomino wrote:Spotted that "ding ding" aswell
big tune you 2

Hatcha from last Saturday with Cyrus & Mala
http://www.getdarker.com/audio/sets/Hat ... FM-120809/


Thanks man
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Postby random trio » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:30 pm

Thanks for the questions so far.
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