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Interview: Static Noises

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Static NoisesThe UK house music scene has blossomed over the past year, with a whole host of new acts and labels exploring and pushing the boundaries in new directions; one such newcomer is Static Noises.

A second year student at Cantebury Christ Church University, Static Noises is quickly gaining followers as he continues to churn out fresh new tracks with phenomenal basslines. Tinkering with acid, jungle and two-step, he blends the best of the genre into his own unique sounds that have an infectious vibe. His latest track ‘Suburb’ is already proving to be his biggest yet; it's mellow yet catchy beat is layered with a deep breakdown and seductive vocals that we can't get enough of.

Intrigued about the man behind the music, we got in touch with Static Noises to see what makes him tick..

You started out whilst studying at Canterbury Christ Church - what got you into music?

I’ve always been into music from a young age - rock was kinda of my thing in my early teens. I started playing guitar when I was about 12 and then I really caught the music bug. When I was sixteen I did a Music Technology course at my local college in Dartford (North West Kent) and just found myself making more and more dance music. I am currently studying Music Production and Business management which is fun!

How do you balance the music and your studies? Do you feel that one takes priority over the other?

I'd love to say making music is what I spend all my time on, but unfortunately not. Luckily all of my assignments seem to come together at once so in the down period I tend to get making music.

One of your first tracks, a remix of Usher – ‘Climax’, got you into a legal dispute. Tell me about that - what did you learn from it?

Oh that one! Yeah I did this remix of that Usher track for a competition that he made. I posted it up on soundcloud and got a message a few days later saying it was being investigated for copyright infringement and I could lose my account. So I appealed to soundcloud explaining what was going on and a few days later it was back on. 

Your guest mix samples some big house names, who are your biggest musical influences?

At the moment I love what Dirtybird Records are doing; that sort of minimal bass house sound. Disclosure are also doing amazing things for the scene at the moment, bringing it some public attention.  I guess my biggest musical influences at the this time would be James Blake and Alt-j(∆) - they are really pushing the envelope with their music. 

With the summer drawing closer already, what would be your favourite festival to play and why? 

I would say I'd like to play the big dance fest's like Creamfields, Global Gathering and Tomorrowland. I'd also really love to play Reading and Leeds, which may sound odd, but it was the first camping festival I went to so I guess it holds a special place in my heart.

For more of his music visit http://soundcloud.com/staticnoises

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