The next makeitgood x FatKidOnFire interview to drop is with Birmingham-based Undaground Soundz (AKA Sam Pemberton). Having only recently turned his hand to producing teh dutty dubsteps, Sam’s making some big moves on the scene and is definitely a talent to keep track of….
Find out more after the jump
How long have you been producing dubstep? I’ve only really being doing about 7 months, although i’ve been producing other genres from hip hop, grime, electro etc for about 4 years so it was just a case of adapting to the sound of dubstep and putting my own twist on it.
What got you into dubstep/ producing it? I made my first dubstep track as a uni experiment. We were asked to create songs out of our usual areas and even since I’ve been in love!
What sort of software do you use to produce your tracks? I use Logic Pro, along with a number of popular plugins such as Native Instruments ‘Massive’ & Rob Papen’s ‘Predator’.
Any particular dubstep/ DnB tracks you’re loving at the moment? I love most of the original tunes from the likes of Skream, L-Wiz and Benga. But recently i’ve been playing Sukh Knight’s stuff over and over – his style is too sick and also the new Katy B track with Benga.
Turntables or CDJs? Believe it or not I don’t Dj (yet) so I couldn’t tell you! Although I have dabbled into the software routes of Traktor & Ableton.
When can we expect new releases from you? Yeah I have an official remix coming out on the 12th of September of Dotstar’s brand new single ‘She’s Killing Me’. which will be available on iTunes and other sites. I also have a new free EP coming soon thats being released off Ego Thieves & Rub-A-Dub-Dubbb’s new project called ‘Rub The Ego’ which should be good.
How much time do you spend producing a track? It varies really, anything from a few hours to weeks. Sometimes I don’t always finish a track on the same day, if I get bored of one I usually leave it and come back a few weeks later with some fresher ideas.
Where do you get your samples from? I don’t often sample – 95% of my production is all composed using virtual instruments. But when I do sample I get stuff from sample libraries.
What’s the dubstep scene like in Birmingham? To be completely honest, most of the time i have been doing dubstep i’ve been up in Manchester for uni. The scene up there is nuts, there’s clubs that play nothing but dubstep and they get some huge acts up on a weekly basis. Back where I live just outside of Birmingham the clubs seem to just play nothing but cheese!
Which dubstep artists have you been able to catch live recently? The best person I’ve seen has probably got to be Jayou. He’s got such energy and showmanship and leaves everyone in the place with a smile on their face!
IRemember that Tinie Tempah tune called “Pass Out”? Check Sam’s remix, he’s completely chopped the track up and but a new spin on it. We’re loving the new vibe here at FatKidOnFire HQ!
Read the original post here; make sure to catch Undaground Soundz on Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter. Expect to see many more makeitgood x FatKidOnFire interviews dropping over the next few weeks (another two still to come today)!