Jul 12, 2012|
How does your solo material differ from that of Animal Machine?
Animal Machine is all about drum n’ bass and a little dubstep that can be performed live as a five-piece band. But, as my new single “Let You Go” shows, my solo project is not so limited in scope. It reflects my DJ style since I’ve started incorporating deep house, breakbeat, techno and electro.
What kind of stuff can we expect from Zoo Studio?
Previously all [Animal Machine members] had DJ jobs, so the band was a part-time thing. Now the time has come to get serious with Zoo Studio. Last month, we launched the first single from my friends’ band Funky Gangster and this month we launch mine. And the next single will be from Animal Machine, as even though I’ve got my solo project, the band is still very much active.
Dubstep is everywhere right now. Do you think it’s getting mainstream?
Dubstep is already mainstream. There are huge international acts like Skrillex, and even Justin Bieber says he wants to do dubstep. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing. Trends come and go. And dubstep has been around for over 10 years, anyway. With roots in reggae, the pure stuff will never die or be treated as a fad.
Where do you think the local DJ scene is headed?
All music, not only electronic, is like fashion. It evolves. At some stage, the old stuff will come back in fashion. Lately I’ve seen some leading underground DJs revisit old-school funky house. I like that style, so I’d be happy for it to be the next big thing.