Renegade Masters: Creatures
Hailing from the hive of Drum & Bass that is Bristol, UK Creatures is revered for his consistency and the fresh sounds he’s brought to the Drum & Bass genre. He has developed a unique approach to production, focusing on heavy rolling drum patterns, deep, warm bass design and captivating atmospherics. His catalogue is far-reaching and impressive for a producer in his early 20’s, boasting tracks on Rebel Music, Intrigue Music, Overview, Flexout and Dispatch to name just a few.
He has been featured on huge platforms including Drum & Bass Arena, BBC Radio 1 and Vision Radio and UKF Drum & Bass. Creatures is also the co-owner of fast emerging record label Lost The Plot, and is quickly growing a discography of releases from artists who share his deep, dark taste in drum work and sound design.
Since launching in 2015 Lost The Plot has grown from its place as an established events brand into what it is today. They’ve had DJs like Maztek, Xtrah, Emperor, Insideinfo, Stealth, The Clamps, Akov, Neonlight and many more for their Bristol club nights. Three years later, they decided to dedicate the same ethics and hard-working ethos to building a label. It would be one that would showcase the neuro and tech-infused vibes which were prevalent throughout their UK parties.
Their aim was to provide a platform for the next generation of darkly driven music and its producers. This resulted in them releasing a variety of singles and EPs as well as Various Artist compilations, helping them to find their place within the thriving dance music market. Bringing through the producers who are building their own foundations within the contemporary market, they’ve relished in the music which has hit their inbox. The forthcoming single from Creatures and Defex being a perfect example of the standards they’ve reached.
More recently, Creatures launched a brand new podcast ‘Creatures Comforts’ which is a sneak peek talk show, showcasing his brand new music to come, alongside the same exclusive and unheard music from his labels and their artists. Following the recent chart-topping ‘Gonzo Transmission’ EP, Creatures is now touring through 2021 post lockdown, with MC Joe Raygun who features on the title track. Their performances promise an abundance of unheard music, as well as dance floor classics with top quality lyricism and wordplay.
Regular readers will by now be aware that we’ve been BIG fans of Creatures for a while now and while it may seem to some that we’ve jumped the gun by naming him a Renegade Master, we don’t think so! When you have a release schedule as relentless as Creatures, along with an impressive back catalogue added to the fact that he’s already been on Renegade Riddims, which he did with Rebel Music head honcho OB1 (check that mix out here), this seemed like a natural and logical progression.
Check out Creatures’ Renegade Masters mix and quick Q&A below! Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!
Sum up this mix in 10 words…
Packed full of Exclusive tracks forthcoming from myself, friends and favourites
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
It’s a dub by Quadrant and Iris!
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Dubs and hot sauce!
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Breach or Dub Wars
What have you got coming up?
First gig for Overview in Brighton and Dub Wars are both coming up soon!
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Not much really just really glad to see all the ravers out and about again and playing some gigs etc after a long time off so I guess just enjoy the shows it’s such a great time to get out and party again and the scene is full of vibes! Thanks for listening and enjoy the mix!