Big up all, thanks for dropping by! Staying on the deep, dark and subby trend we have for you today a fantastic producer sharing his thoughts on dubstep.
Introducing – PRISM
Dubstep, and by this I mean genuinely good dubstep, is often said to have three qualities. Space, pace and bass. When these three are combined in the right way, the music you create will undoubtedly be awesome. Well, today we have an artist for you who is certainly hitting that sweet spot. Producing those same chilled vibes artists such as Mala and Loefah are pushing, PRISM is definitely one to keep an eye on.
How could we not get in touch and give him an interview?
Dubstep Origins: First up, what’s your name, how old are you and where are you based?
PRISM: My name is Dave. I’m 23 and based out of Boston, MA. I’m signed to Lovewave Music and try to play out as regularly as possible.
DO: How long have you been producing for, and how would you describe your style?
P: I’ve been producing for four years in total. I started off producing sampled based, instrumental Hip Hop and gravitated towards dubstep two years later. My style is very jazzy. Coming from a Hip Hop background I sample a lot but still use a lot of synths, both hardware and software, as well as live drums and a Wurlitzer electric piano.
DO: Who or what introduced you to dubstep?
P: I’ve listened to DnB for years and that’s what originally got me involved in dubstep. Luckily the first artists I heard were Digital Mystikz so I’ve always held them as a huge influence in my own music.
DO: Which artists are currently influencing your production?
P: Currently Valor, Jazzy Jazzy, Subreachers, Odessa, Biome, v.i.v.e.k, Silkie, Quest and Heny G.
DO: In your eyes, what is dubstep as a genre?
P: Dubstep to me is freedom. I feel its roots have always been about pushing boundaries, incorporating vast styles and acceptance. As long as the tempo, sub-bass and feelings are there, it’s dubstep!
DO: What’s on your playlist at the moment?
P: Dexter Wansel – Life On Mars, Goldie – Timeless, Gato Barbieri – Caliente, Jack Sparrow – Carcadian LP, Pat Metheny Group – Speaking of Now.
DO: Anything else you’d like to add?
P: Don’t be afraid to be who you are and let it shine through your music.
Big Up to Valor, Joe Nice, Jazzy Jazzy, Steppo, C-Dubs, Wheez-ie, Damian and the Subduction Crew out of Boston!
Sorted. Make sure you pay this guy’s soundcloud a visit, for lots of great freebies including his tracks and mixes –http://soundcloud.com/prismdub
PRISM – Future Samba (Out on Lovewave Music – LWV03)
PRISM – Feel It