If you cast your minds back to the first Audio dOughnuts event that we covered at the end of November, or if you were lucky enough to be at said event, you will be (or should be) aware of the next Dj/ producer to feature in the makeitgood x FatKidOnFire series.
T-Vicious opened the Audio dOughnuts night in room 2 and we were impressed with the selection of tracks he dropped and his mixing skills. We crossed paths again with him recently and got talking. We persuaded him to do a feature for us and we’re stoked with the interview. Tilo couldn’t drop us a mix (his CDJs are broke) but we might get one eventually (hint hint haha)!
How long have you been producing music? About 3 years now, but it was mostly just messing about until March 2010 when I decided so step up my game and get myself out there.
What got you into producing dubstep? Well I was always listening to dubstep mixes and podcasts, especially the Rinse one, but I started off producing house. One night I heard Rusko’s ‘Cockney Thug‘ at a party and the day after I attempted a dubstep tune on Reason. It just clicked and I knew it was what I wanted to produce.
What software do you use to produce your tracks? I’m using Reason rewired to Logic; Reason’s really nice for getting ideas down quickly and I know my way around its synths, but you can’t beat Logic for processing and it’s nice to be able to use plug-ins.
Turntables or CDJs? CDJs at the moment.
Best set(s) you’ve played has been? Probably in my hometown Norwich at a club called Knowhere! The crowds always go hard here whether you play deep tunes or dirty tunes and the club’s a grimey little place prefect for dubstep.
Best producer/ Dj you’ve played a set with? I played with FuntCase and Kromestar on my birthday which was sick, they’re two of my favourite producers. Terror Danjah played the same night and he’s really good at mixing as well.
Do you think you will stick to producing dubstep, or do you think you will mix it up and start producing other genres? What do you think of the new “Drumstep” genre that’s starting to appear? Dubstep’s the main genre for me, I listen to it and produce it every day and I still enjoy it as much as when I first heard it. I’m mainly known for my tear-out tunes but I’ve got a lot of deep dubstep and garage in the works. I produce lots of different genres like DnB and house but just for fun really.
I don’t mind drumstep as long as its done properly, but I hear far too many tunes that just sound like dubstep at 170-175 bpm.
Any new releases we can look forward to? Yeah, I’ve got my track ‘Ouch!’ dropping with Skumstep – ‘Mind Fucked‘ this month on Play Me Too Records and an EP forthcoming on Krypled Brain Records out soonish. Also got the ‘Give Me What I Want’ Remix EP coming out early next year with some big names on remixing duties!
We’ve got a short clip of T-Vicious’ new track ‘Shock Tactics’ for you guys, if you want to hear more from him crack on to his Soundcloud or Myspace. You can also find T-Vicious on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with his movements.
If you have any thoughts on what T-Vicious has had to say, or you have thoughts on anything else you’ve read let us know either via the comments section below or through one of the other forms of contact (email, Twitter and Facebook).