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.
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