Directamente de Milão para o TSDcast, é com enorme prazer que este mês recebemos Lowryder!
Take a step to Dub - Easy Miky - how’s life at the moment?
Lowryder - Good! As always, many things to do and so little time to do them...
TSD - Can you tell us a bit about your musical journey? What led you to making music?
L - In the past I had many ways to communicate using the music, i remember the first time I put a vinyl on a stage… was incredible!
I was playing reggae music and that's the reason why I approached the world of DJs, I was torn between the instrumental music and the world of DJs then I realized I did not care who was playing music and how, It was enough to be in harmony with those who listened.
I decided to use my musical knowledge and use it to create something new, and that was how I started to produce
It was my first release (a free on fatkidonfire) to give me the energy together with that of my crew to bring me up to here.
The reason why I make music is the need to want to communicate and share something I have inside, a kind of universal language.
TSD - To step back even further, what were childhood influences? Can you trace you interest in electronic music to anything?
L - My first approach to music was at the age of twelve at school; the teacher asked us to choose an instrument and I chose my own: so my parents bought me a guitar and from there it all began: my first punk-rock band, concert...
I started interesting in electronic music in the period I was completely into reggae sound. About fve years ago, my friends (who are still part of my crew) took me to Bristol for a dubstep night and it was love from the first moment. I came back home motivated to recreate that unique sound, but it was a difficult road coming from different genres, I always played a musical instrument and my first approach with a daw was not the best...
TSD - Creating any art form often draw inspiration from life and environment. With the many outlets from which we can seek such inspiration, what inspires you to create the sound that you do?
L - I often let myself get carried away by the situations I'm living. When something that strikes me happen I try to put that feelings in my sound, it's not about positive or negative situations; I try to convert my emotions in music to relive that feelings everytime I listened to that sounds. TSD - What do you think makes your sound unique? L - It’s not easy to get a unique sound, also because we're always influenced by someone… It takes much dedication and passion but I think it’s a process that naturally happen to those who really love music.
L - I produced Lightbridge ep thinking about what I'd like to hear coming from a soundsystem, imagine myself standing in front of a ring during a party.
I worked as much as possible on the groove of every track: you know you're on the right way when you start moving your head. Obviously, the 2step rhythm it's a fundamental component in my tracks while I try to change "topic" and influences.
TSD - What are your view on music piracy and file sharing and how can it be controlled?
L - Share music is important for me, I see it like an alternative means of communication, a universal language. The only real risk is plagiarism, it's not nice when someone steal you the rights of something you make it... We all should respect the work of other producers: sharing not stealing!
TSD- What are your view on the current state of Dubstep and Bass Music and how do you see the genre progressing over the next 12 months?
L - I can’t make a prediction about what will happen in the future, dubstep has always surprised me. But I think it will go more and more experimental.
Dubstep it's always been a "home" where to experiment with different kinds of sounds coming through several genres.
TSD- We always like hearing about up and coming producers to look out for. Who would you recommend us to keep an eye during 2017?
L - My brother Deadroom has a warm and unique sound, and he's also very professional.
Antitesi crew has just dropped a pretty good ep, melodic and mature.
Hashkey... he is not joking at all! Big and powerful sound.
And my crew for sure, Fork in the Soup. You'll hear what we are working on in the mix, I'm not going to spoil you anything... 🙂
TSD - Can you take us through the mix you put together for us?
L - It's a melodic and harmonious mixtape, starting from fast pace dub, passing through dubstep rhythm, with a soft and peaceful landing
TSD - If you were stranded on an island and could only keep with you the following things, what would they be? 1 vinyl, 1 DAW, 1 piece of hardware, and 1 sandwich.
L - 1 spliff hahahahaha
TSD - Thanks you for your time. Are there any final comments / shout outs that you wanna share to wrap things up?
L - I'd like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself and share my sound.
I wanted to thank my crew Fork in the Soup, with which I hope to continue spreading the dubstep sound across Italy (and the rest of the world).