D1 - makeitgood x FatKidOnFire #11


makeitgood x FatKidOnFire #11

This week has been a busy one for makeitgood x FatKidOnFire interviews. We’ve got a few more in the pipeline, but after Matty G this next feature is getting us all hot under the collar here at FatKidOnFire HQ. Fulham-based D1 ( AKA Dwayne Marsh) has stepped up to the plate and has given us an interview about producing, Djing and what it’s like being signed to arguably one of the biggest labels in dubstep; Dub Police. If you haven’t heard of D1 before you’re in for an absolute treat…

Find out more after the jump

What made you start producing music? My dad made music (Jungle producer Michael Anthony Marsh) and my mum used to sing so I suppose its was inevitable that I would start making music. It’s the only thing that really ever keeps my concentration.

How long have you been producing dubstep for? Before dubstep, were you producing any other genres? I started making dubstep when I was about 15 so its been about 7/8 years now. I was signed to Tempa when I was 16 and was with them for about 6 years. Dubstep has always been the main music that I produce.

As you’re signed to Dub Police, can we expect any new material soon? Yeah there should hopefully be release coming by the end of september which will be “Bleeps To Broadway” and a track I have done with Jenna G called “Flood Of Emotion”.

Turntables or CDJs? Turntables all day everyday.

What’s been the best set you’ve played so far, and why? It’s a set I played recently in Ibiza at a night called “Reclaim The Dancefloor”. Everything just seemed to go right in that set; the mixing, the vibe – everything was just right.

What software do you use to produce your tracks? Logic 9 rewired with Reason.

What’s your favourite track from your back catalogue? I don’t know, theres no one standout track but if there was it would most probably be “Ongie Bongie”.

What music are you listening to at the moment? Everything and anything. I love listening to all types of music but really feeling the Hurts at the moment.

Best artist you’ve played alongside? I don’t know, but there’s been a few.

Any advice to those who are starting out as producers/ Djs?> Just work your socks off but also try to do what makes you happy first of all.

Plug your speakers in and turn the sub up. D1’s “Dub Warz” is murky, muddy, dutty… Whatever your favourite adjective for a dubstep track is, it fits this tune!

Be sure to catch D1 on Myspace (deadspace) and Twitter. Expect to see many more makeitgood x FatKidOnFire interviews dropping over the next few weeks (another one with an exclusive minimix to come at some point in the next few weeks)!

Catch the original makeitgood post here and if you’re feeling what Lara’s doing (she’s making big waves in the right circles) hit her up on Facebook and Twitter, not forgetting makeitgood itself – she’ll appreciate the props!