We’ve had the next feature in our MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire feature lined up for a good few days now – the mix went up yesterday afternoon and the post was drafted. But then Soundcloud collapsed under a DDOS attack (shame on you, whoever was behind that) and everything went wrong.
But, luckily for us, Soundcloud is now back up and running (even if there are a few occasional hiccups) and we’re good to go with our feature with North London’s Pote. We’ve had our eyes and ears on him for a while and were stoked when he said he’d be interested in being interviewed and doing us an exclusive mix. Heavily inspired by Benga, Skream and the H.E.N.C.H crew, we’re loving Pote’s dub-filled mix and hope you guys do too! Find Pote on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud and grab your free DL below…
[Photo by YABLondon]
Who is Pote? Pote is a name that was given to me by my neighbours back when I lived in St. Lucia. It just stuck really.
What got you into mixing and producing dubstep? What’s your style – big, dark basslines or as filthy as possible? About a year ago a friend of mine showed me some of the Dubfreaks work at school, I think it was their second EP – I didn’t even really like it at first to be honest! I thought dubstep was just noise, but after a while I started liking it a lot. A couple of weeks later I started talking to one of the Dubfreaks members (Revo), then I don’t know, it just went from there really. He taught me how to mix and all sorts so massive big up to him!
What software do you use to produce your tracks? I use FL Studio and use Logic if I’m collabing at a mates house.
Turntables or CDJs? CDJs for now but I really want to get into turntables!
How long have you producing and DJing? I’ve been producing dubstep for around a year now, I used to produce some sh!tty house/ trance stuff before during my spare time – like a year or two before.
What’s been your best gig and if you could DJ alongside anyone, who would it be? Best gig so far has been High Frequency in Camden. It was absolutely massive! Room was packed and the crowd were so up for it! For DJs to play alongside, it’d probably be Kromestar, The Widdler or Benga.
Who are your top 5 dubstep producers at the moment; and why? Dream, Coven, Kromestar, Benga and Lost.
What’s the future of dubstep – where do you see the genre going? I’m not really one to blag about it as if I’m an expert in dubstepology; I really don’t know – just hope it stays alive and remain one of the best genres of music.
Any forthcoming releases we can look forward to? Um, not really at the moment, few talks here and there but no final decisions.
Have you got any advice to upcoming DJs/ Producers? Be modest and put the time in!
So there you have it. A short and sweet interview and unsurprisingly, Pote’s accompanying mix is pretty much the same. 20 minutes of an awesome selection of dubstep artists, along with more than a few dubs to keep you interested. Let us know if you’re feeling it!
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- Coffi – Pass That
- Pote – Origin
- Solarris – Cavernicola
- Teknian – Ruff (Coven remix)
- Pote – I know Now
- Ghost ft. Misty Miller – Fairtytale (Dream remix)
- Pote – Epidemic
- Trampa – No Mercy
- Aliens – Xterminate
- Vibez – H.O.E (Pote’s Blacks On Blondes remix)
- Benga – No Bra No Panties
- Pote – Vanilla Angel
- Revo – Oh Hai
If you have any thoughts on what Pote has had to say, or anything else you’ve seen – maybe you’ve got someone to recommend to FKOF or seen something you think we’d like? Get in touch via email, Twitter, Facebook or the FKOF TakesQuestions page.