Lost Lands Funtcase Interview
by Eubin Jin
How does playing Lost Lands compare to other festivals?
Well first and foremost, the vibe is excellent. Everyone here loves each other as much as they love the music. But when it comes down to the details, a lot of festivals won’t look after the DJs as much as you’d think, unless you are a huge name, and cater more towards the fans. However, Excision is running this festival and he knows not only what the fans want, but we as DJs want. So you can see we have these trailers to prepare and hang out in, catering, wi-fi, the DJ monitors are top of the line and that all trickles down to a better fan experience too. We get the best equipment to make the best sound for the fans. We get PK sounds and amazing visuals, and the fans get to experience PK sound systems with amazing visuals. Everything has been perfect!
Growing up in the UK with the earliest iterations of dubstep, how does bass music now compare to bass music back then?
Well I started creating music in 2009 so I guess you could say I was late to the scene, but very early dubstep was underproduced. Back then it was all about making a unique sound and making something different, where nowadays there is a lot of pressure to sound as good as you can and make your tracks sounds the best. The scene now is so much more competitive and everyone is striving to be at the top.
In your opinion, who is really pushing the envelope forward in the bass music scene?
He doesn’t release too much, but Moody Good. He is making, the “freshest” sound I would say while keeping true to his style. I mean at this point, the enveloped has already been pushed, like generally, every sound has been made so anyone who comes with something new at this point is nice. Moody Good is probably the best for me at this moment when it comes to weird and different vibes.
How does your creative process differ when you collaborate with another artist?
Collabs are hit or miss, but when a collab works the music pretty much writes itself. Sometimes if you work on a track yourself you get stuck or end up creating something stale, but when a collab works you have a fresh mind that adds to music and you make something great.
What are your thoughts and opinions on the bass music scene?
I love it. People dedicate their lives to this music and the scene now where a few years ago no one would say that. A while back a girl walked into a room, saw me and began to cry. She told me that the music I made saved her life. She was suicidal at the time and somehow, my music pulled her off the bridge and she lived on. It is crazy to see how music effects people and can changes lives.
Any final thoughts or shoutouts?
Just some words to aspiring artists out there. Work hard, be positive and take constructive criticism. Don’t get butthurt over people who don’t like your music because you can’t please everyone!