Blogs

 

05 Nov 2012

 

 

Infiltrate 

 

Infiltrate recently won our unsigned track competition for September 2012 with 'As Time Rolled By' so we had a chat to find out more about this talented producer. 

 

Please introduce yourself...
Ez all, Infiltrate here, DJ, beatmaker, raver and general music lover from Leicester. I find inspiration from many different types of music, anything from classical to metal to funk to techno, keeping an open mind is very important to me. I couldn't just listen to one style religiously, you miss out on so much great music if that's what you do! I am keen to learn new things about music all the time.

 

Where did the idea originate for your winning track, 'As Time Rolled By'?
I was just flicking through some old funk records and I came across a sample I liked, a few days later the track was made. I have only been making hiphop beats for a year now, I was making d&b and jungle before but decided to try something different and return to my original passion, hip hop.

 

I generally dj d&b, jungle and old skool hardcore but these days I mainly produce hiphop, I found its what I enjoy producing the most, the music is already out there all you have to do is find it and add your own twist to it, I really enjoy digging out old tracks and sample hunting.

 

 

When did your passion for hip-hop music begin and which were the tracks that drew you to that genre?

I've been into hiphop since way, way back in the day, I grew up on a diet of indie, punk, acid house, old skool hardcore, hip hop and jungle. I guess my love started when my dad use to play the Pete Rock remix of House Of Pain - Jump Around. I fell in love with that track instantly, Pete Rock has always been one of my fav producers ever since. If I had to choose I would say my fav hip hop album ever, it would be Group Home – Livin' Proof; Premo's beats are just off the hook on that although there are several others that come close such as Illmatic and The Infamous.

 

You're not the only producer in the family, with your brother Malaky making music which has caught the eye of LTJ Bukem's Good Looking label. Do you both help each other out in the process of making your tracks?
That's true. I'm so happy for the success my bro is starting to have in the scene, he puts alot of hours in and it's starting to pay off for him with a string of signed tracks and forthcoming releases. To be honest we haven't really worked together that much so far but we will be working together more from now on, there's no doubt about that.

 

 

What is your studio set-up like?
My studio setup is very basic, just a PC, no equipment although at some point in the near future I will be investing in a midi keyboard. I use several vst's I don't just rely on one when I'm making beats, it just depends on what I need to do at the time.


    Related Links:

    Like it? Share it!
    Sign up for more with the Kmag weekly newsletter.

    Comments

     

     

     

     

    • Kmag Moves To Kmag.uk
      After five years we've given the Kmag site a much needed redesign and moved to Kmag.uk

    • Cold Fusion Guest Mix
      Get to know Cold Fusion, label manager and resident DJ for Renegade Hardware, and download his exclusive mix.

    • Skynet Returns
      Skynet is back with new material, a sample pack and has just made the Underfire and Audio Blueprint back catalogue available digitally, so we caught up with him for a quick chat...

    • Top 10 Free Tracks
      Our weekly guide to the best free downloads takes in tracks by the likes of DJ Madd, Evol Intent & Eye-D, Int Company, The Sect and Lakeway.

    • DLR Interview
      As he unleashes his Your Mind EP on Metalheadz, Kmag talks to DLR about his forthcoming album, getting jumped into the Headz crew, and how DJ gigs that go wrong only make you stronger.

    • Essential DNB Releases July 2014
      Our round-up of the best drum & bass releases from July features singles from Rockwell, Need For Mirrors, Slangbanger, Skitty, L 33 and albums by Bop and Technimatic.

    • Top 5 Free Mixes
      Our selection of the best mixes from the past week features Source Direct, Emma G & MC Tali, Heist, Truth and Kove.

    • Logistics Interview
      With his new Polyphony LP, Logistics returns to the classic Hospital sound that originally put him on the map, we speak to him about his roots, writing process, and the secret to his success.

    • Int Company Guest Mix
      With their first vinyl release imminent on Close 2 Death and an album in its final stages, we catch up with Ukrainian duo Int Company for a chat and an exclusive guest mix.

    • Connect With Music Gateway
      Music Gateway is a new website that helps connect musicians and industry professionals, we spoke them to find out more and how Music Gateway can help you...

    • The Breakologists Launch UK Export Records
      The Breakologists recently sold their Breakology event and launched UK Export Records, we spoke to crew member Spinout to find out why.

    • Top 10 Videos July 2014
      Our run down of the best videos from July features the likes of Enei, Ayah Marar, Histibe, Rockwell and Benny Page.

    • SB81 Guest Mix
      Having just unleashed his new EP for Metalheadz, Kmag touches down for a mix and chat with SB81 about everything from growing up near Goldie's hood to the meaning behind his new name.

    • Top 5 Free Tracks
      Our weekly guide to the best free tracks to download features Judda, BTK, G.H.O.S.T, DJ Dubsta and Puzzle.

    • Introducing: G.H.O.S.T
      G.H.O.S.T are a new outfit consisting of four producers. Their releases have been picking up support from many of dnb's finest so we got in touch with Lewis, Matt and Will to find out more.

     

     

    You have successfully unsubscribed from the Knowledge newsletter