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"Music And Stories For People Who Grew Up On Sesame Street And The Twilight Zone"
Well you can’t hold a good man down, and Deep is proving this with musical output bordering on the Insane 🙂
We Call Him Predator features the vocal beat patterns of ABH Beatbox and is a Free slice of twisted glitch infused maniacal DnB for your Summer vibes and Barbecue soundtrack……….
Just don’t scare the neighbours!
DeckaJam’s Dirty Bass single gets the rework and overhaul treatment from the beat scientist Deep N Beeper.
Dirty Bass features guest vocals from the awesome South London vocalist Jasmine Knight and is a Deep subterranean journey into cross genre collaboration.
Visuals by Nick 235
Polar Bears Can Dance is Back!
Back with a newfound twist on his unique sound.
After releasing If You Believe In Us last year to critical acclaim, PBCD passed his work onto some of the most diverse and prevalent Underground producers to be remixed in their unique and inimitable styles.
John Chambers opens up this eclectic release bundle with his reimagining of Serious and ode to the funk classics of yesteryear. John’s remix proves that Polar Bears Can Dance to disco with arpeggiated synths and liquid funk grooves.
Oxynucid brings laid back breakbeat with luxurious pads and synth vibes building around the original PBCD track, Light and Sound. This results in euphoric ambience coupled with a squelchy bass line and melancholic reflection.
Next up sees PBCD reworking his own track, Understand This, where he sets a different tone to his catchy acoustic original. Playful elements and toylike melodies pulse and combine to lull the listener in and create a sonic painting of day glow audible joy.
Amy McKnight is an underground producer and all round creative who is set to make MASSIVE waves in 2016 and with her remix of Serious, the original is transported into a fresh new playground of synth riffs with smooth electro swagger. Orbital invoking bleeps and blips interspersed with a solid bass line carries the vocal hook to an altogether more refined audio assault with an urban feel good factor.
For his second remix, Oxynucid takes PBCD’s track Understand This and moulds the original vocals into a slice of synth driven hard electronica. Warm subs and double-time percussion contrast nicely with the cold tone of the lyrical hook and measured vocal delivery. Oxynucid takes the original to a completely different place.
DJ LoK provides a classic DnB take on the original with the hard stepping break kicking off a gnarly roller of a track. Minimalist in approach, this track goes to show the power of a simple bass laden, driving floor filler from the golden days of Jungle’s past. Using that classic drum sample combined with PBCD’s Rhythm and Bones track, LoK has managed to make a proper tune.
As part of the Amy McKnight Remix Bundle, Nick 235 vs NJC takes the original off into deep Garage territory with a vintage yet thumping Remix.
Check out the Video below…..
Amy recently released the Video to accompany her debut single Deep End ft Craig Webb so we at Sleepercell thought we would sit down with Amy and pick her brains about life, Red Wine and creativity.
This single has heavy support from a diverse selection of DJ’s and reviewers: Crissy Criss, DJ Fen (Ramsey & Fen), Ray Keith, Doc Scott, John B, DJ LOGAM (Ram Records), DJ MAG, DJ Aphrodite, DJ Phantasy, Kiss Online and NME.
Hey Amy, for people that possibly haven’t had the pleasure of making your audible acquaintance yet, what introductory description best sums up Amy McKnight in your words?
I hate introductions, I always feel awkward. I used to say “I’m a producer, songwriter and Dj” but that felt long so now I say “I make and play music for a living”
Your debut single Deep End is an awesome slice of soulful solid pop with a very Deep set of production values, it also carries a lot greater lyrical depth than a lot of artists these days, how did the song come about and how were you and Craig Webb first introduced?
Deep end was created from a small little loop I made which only consisted of the intro bass and drums and I just looped it. I thought it had something so I left it in my “to do” folder were it remained for about a year from 2013-2014.
I was introduced to Craig in spring 2014 by a mutual friend who worked with him at the time, and by summertime we were working a lot together, mainly topling tracks to pitch to labels, but we also did a few tracks that were just for us. And Deep end became one of them.
It originally was called “Casanova” I don’t think even the guitars had been recorded yet and Craig took it away and came back with an almost finished product, melody and lyrics.
I then got inspired to work on the production and spent a couple weeks shaping, recording and programming the track.
Thats when Anthony Lim became involved. I took it to his studio not really knowing what I was doing or expecting as he is one of the best mix engineers in the country, so when he said he wanted to be involved I realised that maybe this track was special. He mixed and mastered the track but he did more then that, he took it to the next level with that amazing bass part .
In terms of production or lyricism, songwriting or stage presence, who are you listening to of late and who do you think we should get to know?
I love all genres and get inspired by artists in the country realm to the dance arena.
I just discovered an amazing french artist called “Christine and the Queens” who performed on Jool’s Holland this week and she blew me away. Its fresh ,weird and wonderfully catchy. She dances, but not in a cheesy way, she makes it cool. Just brilliant and inspiring. According to an Urban dictionary definition of the name Amy, it means “to take, hold, or steal your heart. a person who is a soulmate”, who was the first artist or group to touch your soul, your first sonic soul mate if you will….
I was about 5 when I became obsessed with UB 40s “Red red wine” I would make my mum play it on repeat on our cassette player. She had to hide it from me but I remember finding it and getting in trouble. Ironically I can’t stand that song as an adult! Hate it. The first album I remember was one of the first CDs we had in our house hold. My mum bought it and I used to steal it and her Discman then listen to it over and over. It was “The Tony Rich Project” 1996
Without wanting to pry too deeply, whats the worst/craziest situation you’ve ever experienced as a musician/performer where you were thrown in at the Deep end and had to adapt quickly?
I recently took a DJ job and I was told it would be easy, basic classic indie and rock tunes all the way, so I thought wicked! I love indie and never get to play it and it was on a Sunday ! Bonus as Its hard to get a job as a DJ on a Sunday. I arrived and It was crazy ! I had to play tracks in-between a comedy act and for a bunch of strip acts that only had old cds and then one of them had his stripper music on his phone ! that had a picture of his mum as the screen saver, which threw me right off. Anyway it was one of the most intense 5 hours of my career but I managed to pull it off and Ive done it twice since.
You’re currently working on your album and its set for release late 2016 I believe, hows that going and who have you got lined up to feature on this intriguing project?
Im not rushing the record but I hope to get it out with-in a year for sure. Its full of great singers and musician, as I don’t sing myself, so almost every track has a featured singer on it. Thats all I can really say about it at the moment. Its exciting and I’m really enjoying the process. No pressure , no rules just making song.
Deep End has been remixed by various underground producers such as Polar Bears Can Dance and Mite-Kiss, being a producer yourself obviously, if you could remix one artist, who would it be.
Remix Missy, Produce an Alabama Shakes record, thats the dream
Studio/Lab wise, what instrument or bit of software are you buzzing off the most at the moment in your production style?
All about Native instruments ! I have komplete 11, Komplete Kontrol keyboard and a Maschine as my main go to pieces of kit and plugins now
Which Sci-fi or Comic character/hero/villain do you most identify with and who’s powers would you like to possess?
Its a struggle to decide but Its between invisibility and super strength, I don’t even know enough about super heroes to name drop hahaha. Hmmmm The hulk? And Mr Invisible Man ( I just made that up right?)
Other than the aforementioned album, what else have you got coming up creatively in the next few months?
Watch out for the Illaman album ! COMING SOON
Thank you for your time and honesty 🙂