We got to take a different take on dubstep this week when we sat down with CONTAKT, an up and coming dubstep producer from Portland, Oregon. We got to talking about his collab with Figure, some of his upcoming projects, and everything else on this week's Lockdown Radio.
How old were you when you first started making music?
So I've been playing instruments since I was younger, I started playing bass around seventh grade, feel out of it a bit, and then came back to music production about four years ago, so I was twenty-one when I started actually producing.
What kind of instruments did you play?
Guitar, Bass Guitar, and a tiny little bit of piano.
We sat down with PNUT to go over some of the nuttiest music he's put out this year, with releases on Railbreakers and Dead Cell audio, it's no wonder why this up and comer is already breaking necks. We dive a little deeper in this week's Lockdown Radio Interview.
What got you into dubstep?
I started listening to dubstep back in like 2013, 2014. First person I mainly saw was Skrillex. That was just a main influence for me to, I don't know, I just love the scene, went to a few music festivals, loved the music and then just decided one day, "Hey, I'm going to download a DAW [Digital Audio Workstation] and start doing it myself"
What do you produce on?
I use FL [Studio] 20
Pnut and Zapato throwing down at Peek Nightclub
(Photo by PNUT)
Is there anything you'd like to see the scene change? / Is there anything you'd like to see more of at show?
Just mostly the Dj playing out their own music. I feel like anything unreleased, by the artist that no one has heard before. Everyone just get's hyped and everyone just wants to know what it is. That's the best feeling out there honestly.
Orlando based DJ Seqvence is the spokesperson for the underground dubstep and riddim scene. We caught up with him last week to talk about "Fight Club", a record label he started with his friends to give the underground artists the spotlight they deserve. We're going to breakdown everything in this week's Lockdown Radio Interview.
Seqvence showing us his heavier and softer sides
(Photos by Seqvence)
What got you started as a DJ?
So early on when I was first starting off as a DJ I was really inspired by all the shows and stuff. The first show I went to was MAD DECENT Block Party in 2015, after that I kind of got a sense for music and kind of wanted to see it from a different perspective. I saw all these other artists doing things for the community and why everybody was there. They're all there for a reason or purpose. I saw how everyone had like, a sense of joy for the reason why they were there. They were there just to feel that sense of joy and the thing bringing that sense of joy was the artist there. Just to be able to do that, just as the artist was able to do do, to make me feel that t of joy, to give that sense of joy to the community, is something that I'd love to do.
Where would you like to see yourself playing in the next year?
LOST LANDS Sound Camp or WAKAAN sound camp. Those two festivals are literally the two festivals I literally die to go to every single year. I'm for sure going there every year till the day I die. Those two festivals are amazing. I'd love to play those two festivals.
What's the craziest thing you've seen at a live event?
Oh, you know, this girl at LOST LANDS and Wampy woods was just running around butt ass naked running around the mosh pit.