Who else would you say has informed your style and music over the years?There are so many people, but here’s a few off the top of my head: Four Tet, Future Sound of London, Guy Gerber, Laurent Garnier, Sasha & Digweed, Yousef, Carl Craig, Radiohead, Yousef, Burial. Anyone who really crafts a good groove excites me.
Can you remember there being a specific moment where you thought that music was what you were going to be doing full time?I always hoped it would be, but I knew it wouldn’t be easy. I love my job, so as hard as things get at times I’m always really thankful just to be doing something that I’m passionate about.
How difficult did you find it making the transition from DJ to producer? Any advice for people looking to do the same?It’s very frustrating when you first start producing, but you have to fight through those moments because it is so rewarding when you learn new things. Going from djing to producing has worked out well for me, because I have a greater understanding of music now, so I know how I want the final product to sound. So really, just stick at it. If you want it enough it will come.
What equipment do you use in your set-up?2-3 cdj 2000’s, 2 Technics decks if possible (they never seem to be there in DJ booths anymore!) and any good mixer, but I love the Allen & heath db4. In the studio I use the native instrument ‘maschine’, midi keyboard, mic, ableton, minimoog and various other instruments and VST plugins.
And finally, what can we expect in the future from you?New music soon hopefully, I’m working really hard in the studio at the moment so I should have lots of stuff for you to hear in 2013. And some great gigs too, clubs and festivals. I can’t wait!