Where are you currently based?
I’m currently based in Manchester, UK
How did you first start playing music?
It was a natural progression which stemmed from just loving music, to then going out to clubs, buying a set of turntables, then CDjs and I’ve not looked back since.
How has your COVID19 experience been so far?
It’s been up and down really, I’ve kept myself really busy doing things I’ve been meaning to do for ages but I’m slowly running out of those jobs now. We recently moved into a new home at the start of the year so we’ve been doing lots on the house.
What have you been working on recently?
Lately in the studio, I’ve been working on a new sound, something a bit darker with more of an old school feeling. I don’t have any definitive dates for when the new stuff I’ve been working on in lockdown will be released, but I’ve been enjoying making it.
Your single ‘Deeper Expectancy’ is coming out on Umek’s 1605 Label on May 29th, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this track?
I wanted to make something deeper and darker than my previous work. I knew that I wanted a hypnotic sequenced bassline with fast-rolling drums, something for the darker sides of sets and late nights.
Where and when did you record/produce?
In my studio in Manchester, which is above my music school. It was done around February time before all of this started. I was playing shows and had some longer sets that needed records for transitioning into darker and deeper sounds.
What programs/equipment do you use to record/produce?
D16 Punchbox, Trillian for Bass, Rob Papen Preditor 2, Rozzer Sequencer, Soundtoys, Breeze 2 rebverb, UAD mastering plugs.
You have another release coming out soon on Terminal M, please tell us more:
It’s a 4 track EP, which ranges from Acid to melodic, to trancey rave stuff – bit of something for everyone on that release.
You’ve just launched your monthly radio show ‘Moments In Time Radio’ how did the radio show come about and how has the experience been so far?
I’m really enjoying it, especially with having a lack of shows at the moment. It’s nice to plan it out and record something.
What do you have planned for ‘Moments In Time Radio’?
To start with it’ll be one per month but once we have it established, I plan for it to go weekly and feature a lot more guests and people who are releasing on the label, as well as some friends from the industry.
Please tell us about your new sample pack:
The first sample pack of the series has been done as a Rudosa style sample pack, with signature sounds and loops, even vocals done by myself for people to use in records. It’s perfect for beginners straight through to established producers.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Im listening to more music than ever at the moment. I’m buying more in lockdown than I would be if I were touring as usual – it’s crazy. I’ve been getting vinyl records delivered as I’ve had more time to get on discogs and dig around on YouTube – I’ve almost completed Bandcamp haha.
I’ve really gotten into some faster-paced music the past few months, old school sounds, Alignment, Blicz, Airod, Hadone, Inhalt Der Nacht just to name a few.
What do you like to do away from music?
I play golf, go for walks, bike rides (when I don’t fall off and break my bike). I spend a lot of time catching up with friends so looking forward to doing that again when lockdown is lifted.
What’s planned for 2020?
I think we will start by planning a UK tour as I feel this will be the first place, venue wise, to open up to me, then start looking to rebuild things in Europe and worldwide.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
There are so many great places just in Manchester alone to try, and as soon as they reopen I’ll be going to many of my favorite places to support them. If I had to pick one I’d say Cottonoplois in the Northern Quarter, but I will be doing a food and booze crawl asap haha. I’m also really starting to miss Ibiza and with no trips planned it’s quite depressing, so I will be heading over there as soon as possible.