Interview: DJ Fresh
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These days no one bats an eyelid when pop princesses such as Britney spears incorporate half step rhythms into their tracks, and lairy dubstep is blaring out the speakers on a daytime Radio One show.TNS speaks to a veteran of the underground drum and bass and dubstep scene, DJ Fresh, to find out how he feels about the mainstream explosion of the genre, and what this means for his future. DJ Fresh has been in the business, producing and releasing drum and bass and dubstep tunes for over 19 years, founding the record label Breakbeat Kaos, and working with huge names such as Pendulum and Chase and Status. For someone that clearly knows his stuff, I wonder if it’s frustrating to see big US starts latch onto a genre he has been formulating before they could tie their shoelaces. “Not at all, interest like that shows that its working and if anything it encourages people to dig deeper and find more sounds within it. The bigger dubstep gets, the more interesting and varied it becomes. It’s not that people like Britney are making dubstep records, it’s that they are trying to, they are emulating the genre. That’s what’s important” Despite this pretty positive appraisal of Britters, DJ Fresh just giggled and tried to move on when I asked him what he thought of Justin Beiber recently stating his desire to “mess with” dubstep beats on his next album. Regardless of his diplomatic silence, I think it’s fair to say we are all pretty scared about that one.
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