Radio: Drum'n'bass Show with Science Hki @ Basso Radio 11/09/2012 with special guest Defo

Hay guys. Here's the last week drum'n'bass show with our first guest mix and interview. And the said guest was Defo who by the way delivered a seriously sick mix in the show LIVE. Check it out.

We also did a little interview with him, and if you don't speak Finnish, click here for the English translation. Big thanks to Jenni for the help with the translation.

We'll be back on air again next month, on 14th of December.

Download MP3

Babylon Timewarp - Durban Poison [Delirious]
Actraiser - Lost In The Jungle [Loose Squares]
Sinistarr - Western Ting (Gyangsta) [Loose Squares]
Debrúit - Atá! (LV Remix) [Civil]
Ratty - Bouncing [Formation]
Camo UFOs - U Get The Hornz (Air Stegosaurus Remix) [119 Sound]
Ital Tek - Glokk [Planet Mu]
Dawn Day Night - Alcoholic Dance Flow [Astrophonica]
Kfka - Untitled [dub]
Defo interview:

Defo - Trying [dub]
Defo - Culture [Tribe 12 dub]

Code 3 - Living Proof [Critical]
Displaced Paranormals - Infusion [Shadybrain]
Spinline - Life (Clarity remix) [Demand]
Sam KDC - Sepia [Samurai]
Mtwn - Deceptive [Break-Fast Audio]
Detail - I Need You VIP [Free DL]
Homemade Weapons & John Glist - Copperhead VIP [Onset Audio]
Overlook - Glass [Samurai]
Axon - Prey [Cyclone]
Stray - The Pursuit [Warm Communications]
Defo - Lucid [dub]
Clarity - Twisted logic [Horizons]

Björk - Hunter [One Little Indian]
Hidden Agenda - Pressin' On [Metalheadz]
Universal - Groove Therapy [Good Looking Records]
Big Bud - Lifeline [Good Looking Records]
Fanu - Bad Coffee [Lightless Recordings]
Spectrasoul - Emptyness Is Form [Diverse Products]
Quadrant & Iris - Sparse [Avantgarde]
Cause 4 Concern - Jitter Bug [C4C]
Break, Fields, Mako & Villem - Dilligence [Utopia Music]
Adam F - Metropolis [Metalheadz]

Interview with Defo

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I'm Defo. I'm originally from Lahti, but I've been living in Helsinki for the past three years. I also started making my own music about three years ago. I pretty much got into the whole drum'n'bass thing by listening to various online radios and so on, and at some point I thought it could be interesting to try doing this kind of music myself.

Did you originally start from another genre?

Well it all started from dub and reggae stuff, then I got into dubstep and through that into dnb, so my background is a bit different than usual as dubstep is a relatively new thing compared to drum'n'bass. Or actually before that I played in some punk and hardcore bands, so that's really where it all started.

Was music always a big thing in your family, and did you play an instrument as a kid, or did you just suddenly end up in a band as a teenager?

Well yeah, I pretty much just ended up in a band. I mean, I've seen some old home videos my dad has filmed where I play some kind of drums at Christmastime, so maybe that's where it all initially started. My friends had bands, and I was also interested in music, so I wanted to join those bands and give it a go.

How would you describe your sound?

Hard to say, really. I usually start making songs based on what I have recorded on my portable recorder. Basically everything I do these days is more or less inspired by stuff I record with that.

Do you use these recordings in your tunes?

Yes. Actually I recently started a project, which is still pretty much a work in progress, where I use the sounds that our 3 guinea pigs make. I lured the guinea pigs into their cage, hung the recorder from the ceiling of the cage and recorded the crackles and eating noises the little creatures make while doing what they do.

What kind of dnb have you been listening to recently?

Mostly I've been listening to the deeper stuff. I've been trying to break away from the dnb scene and not care about genres or labels too much. As long as something sounds good it works for me. But mostly I like the deeper stuff, and things that sound strange.

Who or what do you think has influenced you the most as a music maker regardless of genre or style?

I'd say the fridge in my flat, possibly the door as well. All the biggest inspirations come from the nature and everyday sounds. Obviously I love drum'n'bass and all that, but it's really hard to say who has influenced me the most.

What kind of future plans do you have as a music- or soundmaker? Are you working on other stuff than dnb?

I've made a little bit of techno too. We'll see what happens with that. I'm also really interested in film and sound design. Then I'm also working on a 4 track ep for a label called Tribe12. I've finished 3 tracks for that, so I need to get one more track out from the depths of my mind.


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