PuppyKilla introduces… CYBEROPTIX

I came across this guy whilst gathering tracks from Youtube to go along with Chrispy’s interview.  His remix of Chrispy’s ‘Predator’ is brilliant and so after hearing it, I tracked him down…

Name, age, location?

‘Alex Epps, 20, Memphis TN/LA’

How did you get into music production?

‘A friend of mine introduced me to some of his music he made on Fruity Loops 5 and I was pretty impressed.  So I went home and downloaded the program and was hooked ever since.’

Which producers influence you? What inspires you to create music?

‘I really enjoy Liquid Stranger and Vaski in dubstep, but in other forms of electronic music I really dig acts like Tipper and Telefon Tel Aviv.   I get inspired by alot of different things, whether it be video games, current life issues, outer space, robots, Pokemon or even Dragonball Z.  :P’

Which of your tracks is your personal favourite (and why)?

‘I dig on Toasty and Distress Signal alot, really tried to focus on doing some different stuff in those tunes.  (RIP Distress Signal).’

What have you been working on recently? Do you have anything due for release soon?

‘Right now I’m working on a brand new EP for Play Me Records, and I have some collabs with Liquid Stranger, Chrispy, and Quartus Saul coming too.  :)’

Any shout outs you want to do?

‘All my friends in Memphis and my select homies out west, and anyone whos ever pressed play on one of my tunes 🙂 you guys are the shit, cant tell you enough :)’

‘There’s always room to improve and no producer is perfect.  Stick true to what you want to make and what you want to hear and support this great genre of music that gets some of us up out of bed each day :)’

So here we have Cyber’s remix of ‘Predator’ by Chrispy that I mentioned before the interview.  The drop in this is vicious!  It took a little time to find the full version of this but it was totally worth it…

Next up we have ‘Geisha’.  This track is the one that really got Cyberoptix noticed, released on Play Me Records back in May, it reached number 1 for downloads on Beatport and remained in the top 5 for over a month.  A brilliant track, seamlessly fusing soothing backing sounds with an aggressive bass-line…

This next track is one of Cyberoptix favourites ‘Toasty’.  A slower-paced track with a healthy wobble.  There are some awesome sound-bytes from Mortal Kombat in here.  It’s always good to have something that strays from the beaten track a little bit…  This is one of those tunes…

Lastly we have another remix.  Less aggression in this track, more of a technical feel.  The progression being made in the genre is amazing and this remix of ‘Dinosaurs with guns’ really shows where we’re heading…

Cyberoptix on Soundcloud

Cyberoptix on Youtube

Cyberoptix on Facebook

Be sure to click the links above and show some love!

Peace.

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PuppyKilla introduces… EVIL BASTARDS

A few days ago I was looking around for some new stuff to listen to and I came across these guys.  I took a little look at their Soundcloud page, picked a track and pressed play.  One minute later I was asking these guys for an interview.  Good timing it was too, as this interview coincides with the uploading of 7 new tracks onto their page, 3 of which are free to download.  It doesn’t get much better than that…

Name, age, location?

Timmy Tutone:  Tim, 26, Wichita, KS
GOODGAWD:  Trev, 26, Kansas City, MO

How did you get into music production?

Timmy:  I have played the guitar for almost 14 years.  About 10 years ago, my dad bought me Cakewalk guitar studio so I could record some songs I was writing on my guitar.  This was my first DAW.

GOODGAWD:  I only got into production about a year ago, when I bought an MPD and a midi keyboard and started playing around with Ableton Live.

Which producers influence you?

Timmy:  Probably my favorite electronic musician is Simon Posford from Shpongle/Hallucinogen.  I really like all of his work.  His songs go back and forth from dark and terrifying to peaceful and soothing.  He’s truly a master.  As far as dubstep goes, I really like 16 Bit, Skrillex, Bare, Excision, Datsik… the list goes on…

GOODGAWD:  I’m a big hip-hop fan, so a lot of my influences come from that, along with downtempo/trip-hop.  I got big into glitch-hop and through that discovered dubstep.  Some of my favorite producers right now are SKisM, 16bit, Matta, Ben Samples, and Mimosa.

What inspires you to create music?

Timmy:  Gloomy weather.  Thunderstorms.  Dank nugs.  Girls.
GOODGAWD:  Blue skies and sunshine.

Which of your tracks is your personal favorite? Why?

Timmy:  I really like our newest track… Still working on the title.  It has some soothing female vocals and then drops a gnarly wobble bass line.  I like soothing melodies over filthy bass lines.

GOODGAWD:  Have to agree on that one.  Very epic and grimy.

What have you been working on recently? Anything due for release soon?

Timmy:  We just finished a song last night actually… We will be giving away some free songs on our Soundcloud at the beginning of the year and booking gigs all over the Midwest during 2011.  Oh, and our debut EP was released last month on Stupid Fly Records, so make sure and pick that up!

Any shout outs you want to do?

Timmy:  Yeah big thanks to Qel-droma from Stupid Fly Records for helping us with our debut release!

GOODGAWD:  Thanks to Stupid Fly, DJ Always420, and our homies.

So first up is one of the new tracks, it’s free to download form their Soundcloud (link at the end of the piece) so get yourself over there and add it to your collection…  This is ‘Why’…

Next up we have the title track from there EP ‘The frightened’ out on Stupid Fly Records.  Nice empty sounding intro and a huge drop make for good listening…

This next track is definitely one of my favourites from these guys.  You can here the hip-hop influence on this track instantly.  It has real attitude for the first half and then later on develops into a Dubstep track of real depth.  Then it starts over.  This is a unique piece of work…

Finally we have ‘Yaw and order’, another track available for free download.  I could put up every single track from these guys but I chose this one as it was the first one I heard from them and the reason I asked them to do this interview for me…  Check it out…

Make sure you head over to Soundcloud and have a listen to the other tracks these guys have up…

Evil Bastards on Soundcloud

Also, show them some love on Facebook…

Evil Bastards on Facebook

Take it easy, keep it filthy.

Peace.

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PuppyKilla introduces… BARE!

I’ve been waiting for this interview for quite some time.  I’ve been a big fan of Bare since I heard his stuff floating around on Youtube a few months ago.  This guy really needs no introduction…  This. Is. BARE!

Name, age, location?

BARE – 27 – LOS ANGELES

How did you get into music production?

‘Well I went to parties when I was younger and really fell in love with a lot of the sounds I was hearing.  So I decided to try out producing and see if I could make even better sounds.  Before that I was in a few metal bands (guitar).  So naturally, music has always been a big part of my life.’

Which producers influence you? What inspires you to create music?

‘My latest favorites are – Skism, Flux Pavillion, Mark Instinct, Downlink and Borgore (Some next level shit every time guys ;)).  I’d have to say that the love of making something from nothing inspires me to make music.  That and my fans.  There is no better feeling thanwhen you see people go insane to something you created from scratch!’

Which of your tracks is your personal favourite (and why)?

‘Personal Fav’s that are out would be – ‘Fine day’, ‘Shot me down’ & ‘All about my paper’.  Those 3 songs caused so much buzz and really helped me find a new sound at the time when I was looking for something more.  Personal Fav’s that are not out would be – ‘2die4’, ‘Banshee’ & ‘Hearts Under Fire rmx’ – Those 3 are big for me because I was exploring new sounds, techniques or styles with them and I am very happy with the crowd reaction I’ve been getting from them.’

What have you been working on recently? Do you have anything due for release soon?

‘Well, i just wrapped up 2 collab songs with Mark instinct as MOB. i have tons of work to get done before January.  I plan to work on some remixes, a collab and a few originals.  My next release will be ‘I believe’, Banshee/Collateral damage on Subhuman early next year and an Ultragore ep following that in February.  Keep your eyes peeled!’

Any shout outs you want to do?

‘Shouts to Subhuman, Play Me, Buygore, my family, my freinds and all my fans out there.  Every time, every interview I will say it time and time again… I aint shit without you guys!’

Last night Bare uploaded 3 new tracks onto his Soundcloud.  One of them being the long-awaited ‘GEE6SIX RMX’.  Everyone has been talking about this for quite some time now.  Finally, it’s available!  Here it is..!

Next, I’ll put up Bare’s 3 favourite released tracks; ‘Fine day’, ‘Shot me down’ and ‘All about my paper’.  Probably his most popular tracks to date, most of you will have heard them already so I won’t waste my time trying to describe them.  Ready for the noise..?

Here is a preview of his upcoming release on Subhuman.  This is ‘Banshee’…

Lastly, my favourite track from Bare – ‘Lateral’.  This totally blew my mind when I first heard it.  I’m a big fan of Tool anyway and to hear one of their songs turned into such a masterpiece of filth is amazing.  Bare definitely isn’t afraid to try new things in order to reach the next level.  This track shows that better than any other in my opinion…

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out his other stuff on Soundcloud/Myspace and show him some love on Facebook…

Bare on Soundcloud

Bare on Myspace

Bare on Facebook

Take it easy, keep it filthy.

Peace.

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IKK – Christmas Mix..!

I killed Kenny have brought out a new mix!  I have to say, it’s fucking awesome!  Uploaded to Soundcloud 2 hours ago, this is as fresh as you’re going to get it!  Enjoy!

(Read IKK’s interview here)

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PuppyKilla introduces… CRIMES!

No idea how I came across this guy but his unique style of filth has had me hooked since the first time I visited his Soundcloud page.  The interview reply he sent me was rather insane as you would expect of someone with so much dirt clogging his brain.  I’ve edited it a little but I’ve kept pretty much everything…

Name, age, location?

‘Chris CRIMES! Escobar, Hailing out of the sub-urbanized, zombie infested, sunny State of California.  24 Years young at the moment but it changes frequently.’

How did you get into music production?

‘I started with crappy put-it-together programs then a friend shot me with FL.  I started making hip hop, that was my first exploration of sound; MCing and making beats.  Scratching slowly evolved to diffrent styles of music; reggae dubs, house, even some indie band shit.  Then I heard dubstep and I kind of just stuck to it.’

Which producers influence you?  What inspires you to make music?

‘Producers that inspire me… Hmm… so much at the moment; Bar9, Nero, Numbernin6, Doc p, Phear Phace, Mark Instinct, Bare, Rusko, Dr Philth, the list goes on.  Basically The LA Dubstep scene inspires the shit out of me.  I’ll go to a monster show and come home, stay up all night just making music.  Graffiti, nightlife, zombies, aliens.  Anything apocalyptic, horror involved and bassy does it for me.’

Which of you tracks is your personal favourite? Why?

‘That’s a tough question.  I think it has to be ‘Lifes a bitch’ (forthcoming on hazerdous sounds UK).  Mainly because of the Nas sample I used,
I have a big hip-hop background and I love when I get to use a lot of classic material in my production.  Plus, the synths i used are gross.’

What have you been working on recently? Anything due for release?

‘I have alot due for release; ‘Ready to die’ coming on Collie connect, ‘Lifes a bitch’ and ‘RAW’ coming out on Hazerdous sounds.  I’m trying to get a Dinostep EP in the works, hopefully a label will like the idea and help me get it out (hint hint).’

Any shout outs you want to do?

‘Shout outs to Squitty, Bubbler, Dubstrash, Dubliminal, Us Dubstep, Bombeatz ink, Beyond Zilla, Serious War,  Grime Time, Merge… basically everyone who’s been supporting my ass; MUCH LOVE YOU FILTHY FUCKS!’

‘Lifes A Bitch And Then You Die, Thats Why We Get High, Cuz You Never Know When You Gunna Go.’ – Crimes!

So I’m guessing you guys want to hear the goods?  Well here’s his latest track, it’s free to download (visit his Soundcloud; link at the end of the piece) so make sure you get it!  The Darlek samples are awesome!  He’s got some cool futuristic sounds in there, similar to some of Diesel’s tracks.  Heavy tune..!

Now, I’m not really a fan of Hadouken but CRIMES! has done an awesome remix of their song ‘Driving nowhere’.  This was free to download but unfortunately the link has gone…  I’m sure if you visit his Soundcloud, send him a message and ask him nicely, he’ll sort you out.  Here’s the track…

Next up we have ‘Gutta’.  I’ve chosen this one because it’s got a classic hip-hop sample in it like the ones mentioned in the interview.  Plus, it’s fucking heavy.  The darkness of the drop is pretty unexpected seeing as the build up is fairly subdued…

Finally, here is some ‘Dinostep’.  CRIMES! is looking for a label to push this out on, so if anyone’s interested be sure to hit him up!  I’m sure we’d all love to hear more of this evil shit!  This is ‘Space dinosaurs with lasers coming out there mouth and shit’…  Awesome title…

Here are the links to his profiles!  Be sure to show him some support!

CRIMES! on Soundcloud

CRIMES! on Facebook

Take it easy, keep it filthy.

Peace.

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PuppyKilla introduces… CEK

I stumbled across CEK’s music whilst scouring Soundcloud one day.  His sound instantly inspired me to track him down and grab an interview with him.  His distinctive bass sounds and the depth of his tracks set him apart from other producers.  He hails from Sweden and so you may never have heard his stuff before, if not, you’re in for a treat…

Name, age, location?

Daniel Asserson, 20, Södertälje Sweden

How did you get into music production?

‘The first time I heard Dubstep was about 3 years ago and I got hooked on the deep bass immediately.  After a while some friends of mine (Level67 and skevisk a.k.a sewerdiver) started making their own Dubstep and they asked me why I wasn’t doing it too, so I thought ‘why not?’ and ive been producing since that.’

Which producers influence you? What inspires you to create music?

‘My personal taste is the hard and dark Dubstep so I get some inspiration from people making that kind of music.  I also get inspiration from technical electronic music genres like IDM and dark ambient.  Everything with atmosphere and dark influences basically. ‘

Which of your tracks is your personal favourite (and why)?

‘I don’t know really, I get bored of my own tracks fast and I always try to get better with every track so I’ll say it’s the newest one.’

What have you been working on recently? Do you have anything due for release soon?

‘I’ve been producing new tracks and I recently started a collaboration project with Bratkilla.  I’m not used to working with other people so it will be fun to see how the final product will turn out.  Also, I’ve got an EP coming out on Dub cartel called ‘CEK vs BRATKILLA’ which includes two tracks from me and two from Bratkilla.  The release date isn’t set yet but I think it’s coming out early next year so keep locked.’

Any shout outs you want to do?

‘Yeah, big ups to the Dubcartel boys, Thorazine and Twoface for supporting our music and big ups to all the Swedish producers working on making great partys and great music.
Also, big ups to my clique the Södertälje massive crew and all the people supporting the Dubstep sound!’

‘Päääyzz!’

He says that his newest track is his favourite because he’s bored of his older stuff, well I’m certainly not!  His latest tune ‘Evil thoughts and bad temperament’ is certainly a banger though..!

Next up is ‘Fuck this’.  I’ve chosen this mainly for the intro, he uses some cool sounds and the bass is really dark when it kicks in.  There’s an awesome sample before the drop and then BOOM!  Pure filth..!

‘Virus’ is the next tune I have for you.  Lots of futuristic sounds in the intro, building up to the drop where CEK comes hard and dark as always…

Finally we have ‘Just a scratch’.  The comment on the track at 1:21 says it all… ‘BOOM!’.  Nice build-up and then your ears get slammed with with pure filth.  You love it.

Get yourself onto CEK’s Soundcloud to hear more from this Swedish mastermind!

CEK on Soundcloud

Also, show him some love on Facebook…

CEK on Facebook

Interview with Bratkilla (mentioned in the interview) coming soon!

Peace.

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PuppyKilla introduces… CHRISPY

Chrispy only really came to my attention fairly recently.  I’d heard a couple of his tracks a while ago but for some reason I managed to totally forget about him! *Slaps self*.  Anyway, I was looking around Soundcloud and saw his name so I took a look at his page.  After being blown away by what I heard, I tracked him down on Facebook and he sorted me out with this interview…

Chris Snape, 19, Liverpool UK

How did you get into music production?

‘I had a copy of Ejay years ago when I was young and I enjoyed using it until my brother lost the disk for it.  Many years later I was bored and remembered how fun it was, so I looked into more production software and found FL Studio so I got a demo and it all went from there.’

Which producers influence you? What inspires you to create music?

‘Borgore, Datsik, Excision and Downlink are producers that influence me the most I think.  I get inspiration from many places, from other dubstep tracks and other genres such as house or hardstyle.’

Which of your tracks is your personal favourite (and why)?

‘Possibly ‘Predator’ or ‘Alien Weaponry’.’

What have you been working on recently? Do you have anything due for release soon?

‘Just finishing off my next EP which should be released in February.’

Any shout outs you want to do?

‘All the other guys on 2MuchBass and of course my fans and promoters who’ve helped me get to where I am now.’

Now for the tunes…  Chrispy gave us two of his favourite tracks to take a look at first; ‘Alien weaponry’ and ‘Predator’.  Both are insanely filthy tracks.  It’s up to you to decide which is your favourite but mine has to be ‘Predator’, the bass is just so dark it’s almost unreal!

This next track is the one that I heard first from Chrispy.  Despite hearing most of his other stuff and being blown away by it, this remains my personal favourite.  I think it’s mainly the Tranformers samples that do it for me…  This is the VIP version of ‘Roll out’, I went for the VIP basically because Chrispy’s made it just a little more epic…

Next up we have ‘Dr Satan’, another feast of filth.  Chrispy uses similar bass sounds as in ‘Roll out’ but manages to create a totally different effect with them.  A powerful, dark track…

Lastly, we have Chrispy’s latest track…  A remix of Rhianna’s ‘Rude Boy’…  Now we all know that Rhianna’s pretty dirty anyway, all that PVC in her videos and shit but this is just on another level…  This is ‘sex with your own Gran’ dirty…

Be sure to check out Chrispy’s Soundcloud and Youtube pages for even more killer tracks…

Chrispy on Soundcloud

Chrispy on Youtube

…And show him some love on the Facebook…

Chrispy on Facebook

Take it easy, keep it filthy.

Peace.

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