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English – Interview for TopDJ – Doc Dcott

Doc Scott
Doc Scott

Interview questions by Vera Sue

Thank you in advance you’ve found some time for the interview.

1. It’s not a secret that your career began when most of our interview readers were children. You were a direct participant and a spectator of electronic music evolution – you were playing at raves, you were a witness of rise of such music genres as house, techno, jungle, breakbeat hardcore and many more that exploded like a bomb over the world. Our readers and I want to know your thoughts about those times.

For me those times were very special, very exciting and very innocent. . Everyone was experimenting with music, there were no rules, there was no pressure and no one was judging. Everyone was just having a good time and enjoying the music. The music was so exciting and fresh back then.

2. It seems to me in the past musicians were interested more in music than in commercial perspectives. You think a DJ is a profession or a
lifestyle?

I think its both, for me it was a lifestyle but as time went on i realised that i could make a living being a dj, i didnt think i would be doing it for over 20 years though!

3. Nowadays everyone who has a computer can play music. What do you think of such evolution?

I dont have a problem with DJs playing of laptops, CDs or sticking with vinyl. As long as they are mixing and not letting the software help them mix, then for me its cool.

4. Who has had the biggest impact on your career?

I would say techno legends like derrick my & kevin saunderson & drum n bass djs like fabio & grooverider, without those guys i probably wouldnt be doing what im doing today.

5. Have you ever had a job not related to music?

Yes, i was a telecomms engineer when i left school, i started djing when i was 17 and quit my job when i was 18.

6. As of now when the culture you represent is already out of underground world and everyone is trying to “create” a new music style or genre all the time how do you name the music you make, play and release?

I try not to get involved with names and genres, i just try to play the music i like and the best music i can get my hands on.

7. Tell us about your immediate plans for your 31 Records label.

I am working on some new music that will be coming out on 31 this year.

8. In good time a legendary British duo 4 Hero gathered the scene élite together under a roof of their Reinforced label. What role did epoch of Reinforced play in your life? And now this label moved to a quiet mode. What can you say about the reasons?

I was a massive fan of reinforced records before i ever made any music, it was a dream to be on that label so when they asked me to join the label i was in heaven. Those few years i recorded at reinforced were the most fun ad exciting times i ever had, it was a very special period of my life. I am very proud to have recorded for reinforecd.

9. Tell me about the Metalheadz period in your life, about Sunday Sessions and your cooperation and friendship with Goldie.

Metalheadz was for me, the most important label and club night of the 90s, it defined the sound of drum n bass and it made dnb famous worldwide. The sunday sessions influenced so many people, i always meet people who say they went to the sunday sessions and it changed their life, that is very very special.

10. Which parties were the most impressive in your career?

There are so many, off the top of my head, the first time i played in Tokyo in 1996, it was unbelievable!

11. Each artist has a plenty of crazy stories that had happened during tours. Tell us yours.

I once toured america with goldie in 2002, we did 24 dates in 30 days, NEVER AGAIN!

12. What do you want to wish our readers and beginners DJs / producers?

Always play or make the music you like, be yourself.

Thanks for your answers!

Russian – Interview – Unknown Error

Unknown Error Pic
Unknown Error Pic

Basic Details :

Names : James Gash
Record Label : Unknown Error Digital / Renegade Hardware / Moving Shadow / TOV / Horizons
Home Town : Maidstone, Kent
Website : www.myspace.com/unknownerrordnb or www.soundcloud.com/unknownerror

Top 5 tunes of the moment :
1 – Phace & Misantrop – Desert Orgy
2 – Nick Bee – Apocolypse
3 – Indivision – Calling Out
4 – Survival Octane & DLR – Transition
5 – Unknown Error – Walk with me

Top 5 producers of the moment :
1 – Indivision
2 – Lenzman
3 – Mutated Forms
4 – Noisia
5 – Nick Bee

KRISISDnB : Спасибо, что ты согласился дать интервью для KRISISDnB.COM. Сначала хотелось бы вкратце узнать, как ты начал заниматься DnB?

UNKNOWN ERROR : С тех пор, как я услышал его на пиратских радио станциях, я хотел узнать больше и все это меня очень зацепило. Итак, я начал следить за днб, покупать записи, потом начал ходить на вечеринки и тогда я понял, что мне хочется оказаться по ту сторону медали!

KRISISDnB : Как долго ты уже диджеишь и пишешь, и что заставило тебя заниматься и тем, и другим?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Я занимаюсь диджеингом с 15 или 16 лет, значит около 11-12 лет, но пишу музыку около 5-7 лет..

KRISISDnB : Какие другие стили музыки ты еще слушаешь?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Я слушаю ВСЕ стили музыки, если это хорошая музыка. Начиная от классической и заканчивая роком, но что я теперь не могу – так это cheesey pop!

KRISISDnB : Можешь рассказать о проектах, над которыми ты работаешь в данный момент?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Я уже давно не засиживался в студии, поэтому сейчас я стараюсь влиться обратно в рутину и писать что-то новое, а теперь я еще открыл UE digital, который забирает много времени!

KRISISDnB : Какие у тебя цели на следующий год-два?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Я надеюсь переехать жить в Австралию или Японию.

KRISISDnB : Ты уже играл в Cinema Club в 2006 году, если не ошибаюсь.. какие у тебя впечатления от украинской днб сцены и киевских рейверов?

UNKNOWN ERROR : В последний раз в Cinema Club было замечательно. Я помню, как мгновенно собралась толпа, когда я только зашел. Вайб прокачал очень хорошо, а публика реагировала восторженно. Уже хочется поскорее вернуться!

KRISISDnB : Чего нам ждать от твоего сета в Синеме в этот раз?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Я боюсь, что вам нужно прийти и послушать, чтобы узнать это! А те, кто был в прошлый раз, знают, чего ждать!

KRISISDnB : Какое у тебя впечатление от мировой днб сцены в общем? Каким ты видишь ее будущее?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Честно говоря, кажется все так, как всегда. Есть свои взлеты и свои падения, появляются новые продюсеры, но в общем это до сих пор удивительный стиль музыки.

KRISISDnB : Какие твои любимые диджеи и MCs?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Andy C & Mc GQ – этим все сказано.

KRISISDnB : Ты играл на множестве больших ивентов в разных странах. Есть такие, которые засели у тебя в памяти? И почему?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Некоторые из выступлений, которые были в России, были довольно классными и их трудно превзойти, но вообще тяжело определить конкретное место, так как практически все ивенты, на которых мне посчастливилось играть, были отличными.

KRISISDnB : Спасибо за интервью. С нетерпением ждем встречи в Киеве!!!

English – Interview – Unknown Error

Unknown Error Pic
Unknown Error Pic

Basic Details :

Names : James Gash
Record Label : Unknown Error Digital / Renegade Hardware / Moving Shadow / TOV / Horizons
Home Town : Maidstone, Kent
Website : www.myspace.com/unknownerrordnb or www.soundcloud.com/unknownerror

Top 5 tunes of the moment :
1 – Phace & Misantrop – Desert Orgy
2 – Nick Bee – Apocolypse
3 – Indivision – Calling Out
4 – Survival Octane & DLR – Transition
5 – Unknown Error – Walk with me

Top 5 producers of the moment :
1 – Indivision
2 – Lenzman
3 – Mutated Forms
4 – Noisia
5 – Nick Bee

KRISISDnB : Thanks for being interviewed for the KRISISDnB.COM website. Firstly can you give us a brief background to how you got into DnB?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Ever since i heard it on Pirate radio stations in and around London, i wanted to know more and get involved. So i started to follow dnb, buy the records, then i started going to the clubs and from there on i wanted to be the other side of the booth!

KRISISDnB : How long have you been mixing and producing and what got you started on both?

UNKNOWN ERROR : I’ve been mixing since i was 15 or 16, so knocking on more than 11/12 years, but producing i guess around 5/7 years..

KRISISDnB : What other types of music do you listen to?

UNKNOWN ERROR : I’ll listen to ALL types of music as long as its good music. From Classical to Rock but i just can’t stand cheesey pop!

KRISISDnB : Can you tell us the projects you are working on at the moment?

UNKNOWN ERROR : I’ve had a long time out from the studio so i’m just trying to get back into a routine and start making some more beats, i’ve started up UE digital too which is keeping me busy!

KRISISDnB : What are your targets for the next year or 2?

UNKNOWN ERROR : I’m hoping to get out the australia or japan

KRISISDnB : You have played at Cinema Club before back in 2006 I think it was.. whats your impression of the DnB scene in Ukraine and of the ravers in Kiev?

UNKNOWN ERROR : When i was at the Cinema club last time, it was brilliant. I remember being mobbed as i came in! The crowd seemed really hyped and the vibe was banging. I can’t wait to come back!

KRISISDnB : What can we expect from your forthcoming set at Cinema Club?

UNKNOWN ERROR : That one i’m afraid you’ll have to come out to the show to find out! For those that came last time, they will know what to expect!

KRISISDnB : Whats your impression of the worldwide DnB scene in general? How do you see the scene moving?

UNKNOWN ERROR : To be honest, it seems just the same as it always has been, it has its ups n downs, new producers always coming through, but in general its still and amazing genre of music.

KRISISDnB : Who are your favourite DJs and MCs worldwide?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Andy C & Mc GQ – I’ll say no more.

KRISISDnB : You have played at many large events in many differet countries. Any that stick out in your mind? And why?

UNKNOWN ERROR : Some of the shows i’ve played in Russia have been pretty big and are hard to beat but having said that its hard to pinpoint a specific place, because most shows i’ve been lucky to do have been wicked!

KRISISDnB : Cheers for being interviewed for the site. Looking forward to meeting you in Kiev on 11th February for Drum and Basslines !!!