Artist Interview – Smyla

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Last week I reviewed Smyla’s forthcoming “ASYLM” LP.

This week, as promised, myself and the big fella sat down with a crate of beer and put the world to rights.

Now before we start, I want to state that I personally have very little time for the current “tried and tested” format of most written DnB interviews, so if you’re looking for a list of studio equipment and production tips, its probably wise to fuck off now because you won’t find them here.

We sat down and after 3 beers and some general banter I suddenly remembered to switch the audio recorder on (bare with me people I’m new to this interviewing lark lol), technical’s dealt with, we press on.

GCB … First off lets start with some basics, its clear that a lot of time and effort goes into your music. Do you make music “full time” or do…

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Artist Interview – Lethal

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There are some artists in the darker end of the DnB spectrum who are so underrated, its actually borderline criminal.

My next artist is no exception, with a career that spans well over a decade, multiple releases on labels such as Offkey, Position Chrome, Ohm Resistance, Vampire, Perkussiv, MUTE:8, Synchronize, IM:LTD, Nocid Business, etc. Alongside a staggering slew of releases on his own “Surround Sound Recordings” label. This artist has been floating under the radar, churning out some of the most highly charged and innovative DnB to ever grace the dance floor.

So, without further ado, it is an absolute fucking privilege to introduce one of the most original and consistent artists in DnB. The mighty … Lethal.

GCB … Firstly, I hear you’ve just put the finishing touches to your first album. Can you tell us a bit about the concept behind the album, what made you decide to make…

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Artist Interview – Clayton (Renegade Hardware)

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For almost 2 decades, one label has dominated dark DnB.

This label has well and truly solidified its spot at the top of the food chain. In fact, if you think about it properly, this label is directly responsible for launching the careers of some of the most groundbreaking and original artists to ever grace the dark DnB spectrum.

Browsing through its discography, the first thing that strikes you is the sheer volume of releases and the varied list of producers that have contributed over the years. The second is the uncompromisingly high standard and quality of the output.

This isn’t just a a label or an event, its a fucking institution. In short, this label is “the” benchmark of dark DnB.

Today, I get the chance to interview the man behind the movement. Unlike a lot of label bosses he doesn’t produce for his imprint, nor does he run…

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