Mediks Hit The Fast Lane


15 Nov 2012





After their swift and sure rise to prominence, its time for Mediks to drop their second AudioPorn EP, Fast Lane. The four-tracker features a host of guests, and is out on 19th November. Known for their energetic, driving music, the crew are ready to take on the world. Kmag got in their with a Q&A about the release, and about what's next in their grand plans.



Hey guys, you’re coming out with your second release on AudioPorn, how’s it been working with them?
Hey! Yeah, really excited about this second EP – we’ve worked hard on making sure were following up the Outbreak release with something special! AudioPorn has been really good for us; we love working with Shimon too as he’s an old drum & bass hero of ours.



Let us know a little more about yourselves and your backgrounds.
We’ve all come from very musical background and have been producing dance music for a long time. Rob comes from a very hip hop orientated background, and Dan has been a big fan of classical music from a very young age. Whereas Ross was brought up listening to a lot of rock and metal, and you can hear the influence in the intro of Fast Lane.



Your music is stamped with your technical ability and your trademark synths – what are some of the things you enjoy about making music?
Music to us has always been about having fun because that’s when we seem to reach the height of our creative output. The whole Outbreak EP was made in five days because we were bouncing off of each other in the studio and having a laugh with it the whole time. I think sometimes, people take making music too seriously and this can create writing blocks.




Is it important to you that you make music in different genres? Why?
Making music at different tempos isn’t that important to us. We will always predominantly be a drum & bass act, but listening to a drum loop at 174bpm in the studio every day can become very tiring. So, it was nice to work on tracks like ‘Hands On That Ass’ and ‘Hulk’ for a change as it gave our minds a chance to get re-inspired to make more drum & bass.




Give us a little flavour of the tracks on the EP.
The first two tracks on the EP, ‘Fast Lane’ and ‘So Cruel’ are your standard dance floor smashers, whereas the third track, ‘By A Thread’ is more of a vocal roller. We had the privilege of working with three vocalists on the release, Texas, Messinian and Georgina Upton who can be found singing on ‘So Cruel’ and ‘By A Thread’. The EP is then rounded off nicely with a tear-out dubstep tune called ‘Hulk’ and a tongue in cheek trap tune called ‘Hands On That Ass’.



And you’ve got a few collaborations on the release - who you’ve worked with here, and is there anyone you’d like to work with in the future?

As explained in the questions before, we worked with three vocalists on the EP that go by the names of Texas, Messinian and Georgina Upton. They were great fun to work with as they knew exactly what we were going for and nailed it in the studio.


We’ve actually just finished three colabs with people that we probably shouldn’t mention at the moment, but if you keep an eye on the Facebook page I’m sure all will be revealed soon…

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