Clarity Guest Mix


04 Aug 2011



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Young upstart Clarity is a name that the drum & bass scene is beginning to become accustomed to, demonstrated by stunning introductory tracks released on Med School and Nu: Directions. Wrap your ears around his mix, check out what he has to say and get to know!

It's always good to see a new face on the scene, what can you tell us about yourself?
My name's Owen Brown also known as Clarity. I'm a drum & bass producer from Cornwall, and I've been making tunes for around three years now. During the last two I've definitely started taking my production very seriously and I'm really pleased with the support and feedback I'm getting so far! I'm currently still stuck in sixth form college, so I use every bit of spare time I have to make music.

What drew you to the drum & bass scene?
It must have been a little less than four years ago when I first got into drum & bass. I stumbled across it when listening to some of my brother's CDs. At that stage it was all the old Hospital stuff I was into, such as Logistics and High Contrast. I was interested because it was something different to what, at the time, I would have classified as the norm. I gradually came across darker and harder stuff from the likes of Noisia and Phace and then the deeper sounds from artists such as Alix Perez and SpectraSoul. This is where I've predominantly stayed in drum & bass since.

What would you say are your influences?
My influences come from all over the place. Music and film are the obvious ones to me, but even something like a nice day can inspire me to sit down and write a track. When it comes to music my inspirations are often from within drum & bass scene, again, artists like Alix Perez, SpectraSoul, Icicle, Rockwell and Skeptical are a massive influence on me.

Where can we expect to see you going from here?
Hopefully more EPs / singles to get myself out there, but I would like to see myself starting work on an album in the not too distant future. I like the idea of being able to express all my different musical styles and influences as a whole project. I also have a few releases coming this year, such as a 12" on Blackout, a 12" on Shadybrain, two EPs on Nu Directions and Influenza Minus respectively and some digital releases on IM:Ltd and Phunkfiction. So watch out for those!


Terminology EP by Clarity


Where can we see you play next?
At the moment I'm not getting too many gigs. I mostly play out in Plymouth which is local to me and I have a few nights lined up in Bristol. I'm definitely hoping to get more gigs soon, so if there are any promoters reading this, hit me up!

Any tips for budding young producers out there?
Production wise I like to make sure I use the clearest samples possible, experiment with different sounds and techniques (this way you can conjure up your own style) and spend time on making my tracks sound nice; the mixdown is the most important part for me. When sending tracks out to labels try to limit yourself to labels you think would put out your track in terms of its style. I find that sending tracks to fewer labels often gets your track a better home and, remember, be patient!

Any last words?
Thanks to everyone who is supporting me at the moment, thanks for taking the time to interview me and I hope everyone enjoys the mix!

Words: Edward Keeble

Download Clarity's Kmag guest mix here


  1. Skeptical - Refraction [Ingredients]
  2. ???? - ????
  3. Kodo - The Jackal [Ingredients Dub]
  4. Flame & DP3 - Resistance (Subterra & Dekko Remix) [Modulate Dub]
  5. Stone & Gerra - Dronehead [Dub]
  6. Subterra & Dekko - Undertow [Dub]
  7. Skeptical - Catch 22 [Inneractive Dub]
  8. Clarity - Forensics [Blackout Dub]
  9. Aphonic - Under The Truth [Dub]
  10. Synkro - Prologue [Dub]
  11. Arma & Pessimist - Cobalt [Alignment Dub]
  12. Kemal - Bleed [Negative]
  13. Clarity - Terminology [Nu Directions Dub]
  14. ???? - ????
  15. War - Rafale (VIP) [Dub]
  16. 2Sides - Outlook [Ingredients Dub]
  17. L 33 - 60 hertz [Dub]
  18. Data - Sentinel [Blackout Dub]
  19. Seba - Nightrider [Nu Directions Dub]
  20. Dub Phizix - Domepiece [Ingredients]
  21. Clarity - Fingerprints [Nu Directions Dub]
  22. Clarity - Head Rush [Dub]
  23. DBR UK - Kilo [Blackout Dub]
  24. J.Robinson - Reach Out [Tech Noir Dub]
  25. Synkro - Summer Blues [Dub]
  26. Nuage - Volume Cat [Dub]

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