Deep N Beeper / The Remixes Interview
After releasing his latest Gargantuan project through Ambiel, we thought we’d catch up with Deep for a lil Natter about it all….
Deep mate, Hi, first off, give us a little introduction as to who you are and how you first came into the world of production and sound manipulation?
Yes I am a music producer of 16 years long, and I first came into it through fascination with cutting edge noises that you heard in the dance music of the time. I loved music so much my whole life and I guess I’ve always wanted to attempt to emulate what most fascinates me in my surroundings and change it and put my own little twist into the mix.
- Your releases through Ambiel and beyond are extremely dark, varied, at times experimental but always solid in production and groove, who has inspired you and which artists are you currently listening to?
Well thinking about the last question at that time 16 years ago it was Aphex and Squarepusher and others from the Warpy family that were the cutting edge, just going out there and experimenting with how far they could go. Also at the time more laid back and subtle I would say Massive Attack, Portishead & BOC, and Radiohead were and still are my favourite band, although I have to admit some of their tunes are too moody for me now! Nowadays I listen to these guys still, although with a more fussy selection from their work. I also currently listen to a lot of minimal/underground DNB and jungle, the dubby or more minimal end of dubstep, alot of hip-Hop, grime and frankly a quite diverse bunch of artists over a very diverse amount of genres. Too much variety to name everyone.
- Your remix album project, Deep N Beeper – The Remixes, comprises of a large number of reimagined versions of your sounds from a wide ranging array of underground producers, how did this massive undertaking come about and how did you assimilate this group of producers?
I have always loved mixing it up and sharing stuff with others. This group of producers range from old friends to new ones I’ve met more recently at raves, but they are all mates and great producers and I just wanted to bring some variety to my sound, see what they could do with it and ultimately create a bit of a melting pot to forge new ideas and sounds.
- When it comes to Deep N Beeper you have a very unique sound and production style, what piece of kit, software or instrument could you not live without these days when creating your soundscapes?
Two of my favourites have to be Camelphat and the convolution reverb in Max for Live. I have used and combined these in many configurations to get a very diverse swathe of sounds out of the computer.