If you remember back to one of our posts four days before Christmas, you’ll have noticed that we alluded to the possibility of an extremely exciting makeitgood x FatKidOnFire feature. Seeing as we’ve reached 25 makeitgood x FKOF features, we thought we’d drop something a bit special for you guys. Big up everyone who’s supported us since we started and here’s to another 25!
For those of you not in the know, David Rodigan is arguably one of the UK’s finest reggae selectors, having featured on Capital FM for over a decade and who can now be found on Kiss FM. The Rodigan family is as close as you get to being music royalty without physically getting into bed with the Queen.
Jamie Rodigan has clearly inherited his father’s amazing selector skills and when my boy El Stubertos off Myspace gave me the link, I had to get Jamie down for the interview and exclusive mix. A quick interview is followed by a truly amazing mix. Get it after the jump.
How long have you been producing music? I’ve been producing music for around 4 years but only started taking it seriously about 2 years ago when I set up Headlock Records.
What got you into producing dubstep? I guess it was through radio. I first heard Youngsta & Task on Rinse around 2004 and it inspired me to write music and start Djing. Around the same time I started reaching a few dances like DMZ at 3rd Base. That was my introduction to the sound.
What software do you use to produce your tracks? I use Fruity Loops and Logic 9 with a few plug-ins.
Turntables or CDJs? Turntables.
Best set you’ve played has been? Most memorable set was last year in Edinburgh doing a back 2 back with my brother Cadenza.
Best producer/ Dj you’ve played a set with? I represented the UK with my father at World Cup Clash in Stratford Rex. I played alongside Bass Odyssey, Killamanjaro and Mighty Crown who were all a big inspiration to me growing up. That was a special night!
Do you think you will stick to producing dubstep, or do you think you will mix it up and start producing other genres? Yes I’m experimenting with different tempos and sounds. I’m working with some vocalists at the moment which will hopefully be finished and released in 2011.
Any new releases we can look forward to? We just put out our second release on Headlock which features exclusively on the current FabricLive (54) compilation. We’ve also got two tracks coming from a really talented producer named Caski so the 12″ will be pressed up and released in the new year followed up by an EP from Joe Cain.
Any advice to upcoming producers/ Djs? Originality and a bit of determination will see you through!
We’ve had Jamie’s mix on repeat since he sent it over this morning. It’s truly FKOFing amazing. Get it on if you don’t believe us. Man has skills!