Continuing where yesterday’s feature with Thierry D left off, tonight’s MakeItGood and FatKidOnFire interview and guest mix welcomes another new producer/ DJ to the site – the second Greek dubstep artist to feature here on FKOF (Duckem being the first).
Back in November, I received an email from a producer/ DJ called Digital Monk who, like Thierry D, who was asking whether I’d in featuring his tunes/ mixing skills on the blog. We got chatting and, after listening to the tunes (and awesome mix, more on that later) he’d sent over, I offered him a spot in the MIG x FKOF series. His short interview and awesome (proper dubstep) mix is a perfect end to a dark and dank December Tuesday. Get the this on the speakers and hit up Digital Monk on Twitter if you’re feeling it!
Who is Digital Monk? Digital Monk is an 18 years old Producer/DJ from Greece.
What got you into mixing and producing dubstep? What’s your style – big, dark basslines or as filthy as possible? I was producing hip-hop before I started producing dubstep. After spending a while listening to dubstep, I tried to make my first beats and create my first basslines. I realy liked the 140 bpm style so I’ve kind of stuck with it since then. My style can be both dark and filthy; it’s all about the inspiration and mood.
What software do you use to produce your tracks? I use FL10.
Turntables or CDJs? CDJs.
How long have you producing and DJing? I’ve been producing since the winter of 2010 and DJing since spring 2011.
What’s been your best gig and if you could DJ alongside anyone, who would it be? If I could spin along someone, it would be DMZ’s Mala or Skream; pure skills.
Who are your top 5 dubstep producers at the moment; and why?
- Kryptic Minds – I just love their music
- DJ Madd – Huge tunes
- Sukh Knight – Awsome basslines
- Biome – Sick music, love most of his tunes
- Radikal Guru – Always liked his dub/ dubstep style.
What’s the future of dubstep – where do you see the genre going? We can’t be sure of anything. People will maybe get bored of it and just forget it, or the dubstep community will continue growing; who knows! But there always will be a few people who will keep making this music and pushing the genre to the next level.
Any forthcoming releases we can look forward to? Can’t say anything for sure at the moment, hopefully there’ll be a few in 2012!
Have you got any advice to upcoming DJs/ Producers? Just continue making the music that you like, don’t try to make what others want to hear.
George’s mix for MakeItGood and FatKidOnFire does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s nice and deep, features a selection of the finest producers in the genre and has a track list guaranteed to get any proper dubstep head stoked to give it a listen. So grab the free download below and hit Digital Monk up on Soundcloud or Twitter if you’re liking what you hear.
- Kryptic Minds – Hybrid
- Thelem – Distilled
- Digital Monk – Philosophy of Life
- Scalade – Twisted Paths VIP
- Digital Monk – Consequence of Silence
- Core – Darkside
- Kryptic Minds – Badman
- Soap Dodgers – Distant
- Kromestar – Technique
- Catacombs – Dimnesion
- Eleven8 – Autumn
- DJ Madd – One for the Angels
- Icicle ft. Proxima – Breathing Again
- The Bug – Catch a Fire
- 12th planet – Be Blatant
- Sukh Knight – Hand of Buddha
- DJ Madd – Reggae Ambassador
If you have any thoughts on Digital Monk‘s mix or interview, or want to recommend a new artist you’ve discovered or just want a chat about something you’ve seen on FatKidOnFire, leave a comment below or get in touch via email, Twitter, Facebook or the FKOF TakesQuestions page.