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First, a special thanks to Steez Promo and Hipster Overkill for booking him and the rest of the show at DC Mega, and letting me stay after I snuck backstage. This wouldn’t have happened without you guys continuing to bring serious heat into the area.
WLN: What is your name or alias?
My name is Matt Cavender, I go by the stage name xKore.
WLN: Where are you from?
I’m from a small town in the UK called Sittingbourne, it’s kinda close to London.
WLN: What would you call your style of music?
WLN: How long have you been making music?
I’ve been producing for about 4-5 years now, started with house, trance and electro stuff and eventually fell into dubstep a couple years ago. Naturally DJing became a necessity once my popularity started to pick up.
WLN: What equipment/software/hardware do you use to make your music?
I’m all software based other than headphones, I use dre beats studios. My primary synths are Massive, Sylenth1, 3xOsc and Nexus2. Primary effects I use are Sonnox, SPL, Waves, Izotope packs.
WLN: You got your start on newgrounds. I don’t think there are any other producers I’ve seen get as big as you have that got their start from there. Can you tell us a little bit about that experience and the community and how it may have helped you?
Newgrounds is a website where artists create flash animations and games, there’s a section for hobbyist producers to upload music so that animators can use legal music in their content. A community formed from that. That was the first place I uploaded my early music to. I think it was a good place to start because I didn’t have to try and compete with ‘real’ producers and try and make it big from the start, instead I learnt to continue producing for my own interest in producing primarily and also to gain the respect of other producers around me.
WLN: Where would you like to be in 5 years in terms of your musical career?
I don’t really want to think that far ahead to be honest. I just want to focus on now, shoot for the moon and see where it takes me. I’ve kind of learnt that a lot of unexpected things can happen, and that trying to emulate what others have done will only keep me at a step below them. I just want to be in a position where I can do my own thing, and by doing so it will take me my own way.
WLN: When did you first become interested in electronic style music? Do you remember the first song that got you interested in this style of music?
I can’t pinpoint an exact moment since I feel like I’ve always been into EDM. My older brothers grew up on the DnB scene so naturally I’ve had that since a very young age. Listening to the Bonkers compilations (UK Hardcore) were a very early inspiration aswell. I can remember the first time I really learnt what dubstep was was when I found Rusko’s minimix for Annie Mac on radio 1, which led me to discover more of the same type of music. This was about 2 years ago.
WLN: What artist(s) would you consider to be influential in creating your own music?
In terms of production: Pendulum/Knife Party, Camo n Krooked, DJ Fresh, Sub Focus, Spor, Noisia, Nero, The Prodigy. In terms of what drives me to produce and explore new ideas: Yoko Kanno, Harry Gregson Williams, SebAstian, James Blake.
WLN: What is your favorite part about touring?
Really can’t say a single thing is my favourite, the whole experience is something I feel honoured to be able to do for a living. Travelling all over the world, meeting loads of different people, playing my favourite music, partying, girls.
And here’s a few tracks from the man himself. They used to be free downloads, but currently aren’t? I dunno what’s up.
This is a song for anyone that doesn’t have a significant other on Valentine’s Day…
I wanna take away your skin see you inside out,
Place a hand on your mouth just to muffle the sound,
Till I feel you out I’ll kill the feel for now,
And Im down, down just a little too much,
Cause maybe us wasn’t much but I thought it all wrong,
All along I was songs that I never meant to sing,
A letter to disease where the header’s all you read,
I hate it that it never got to breathe but it’s better,
Dancing in the weather like it didn’t change,
Wore my ego like a sweater and you show your fangs,
Such a waste of a pretty face dancing through her days,
Like a maggot to the pain Im a monster in her maze,
Took the halo of her head placed it underneath the bed,
You aint a demon but I don’t see your angels,
Im sleepin, so I don’t see your angles,
I’ll hear it in the morning how you’re mourning what you said,
But Im bored with regret ignore all the rest,
You’re a whore for the un-important-ness,
This is every song I never wrote that you wanted,
I hope you love it, It’s every part you never trusted,
On the lustful tip I regret all of it,
Just a scar in my garden to nurture and forget,
Never thought you were a person to stab through the ribs,
But it’s perfect because I see your version of bitch,
I won’t never say bye because I don’t have to,
You wont never have to worry that Im mad at you,
I practice my mood like Im glad Im past you,
Because it’s past due, I just needed to say it.
All the things you were saying just to bait me in,
Never changed ME just YOU in my eyes,
You’re a liar and I’m just a fool surprise….
Or maybe not…I just had you different in my eyes….
And its..short because it was short….
Cas One: FACEBOOK
WLN: What is your name and where are you from?
Celldweller: My name is Klayton and i am from my mother.
WLN: Where can we see you play live?
Klayton: You can generally find me playing in the sandbox in my backyard, but besides there I’ll be appearing everywhere else in the world in 2012, touring my DJ set.
WLN: How long have you been making music?
Klayton: When i was old enough to tap on a table, i was making beats Got my first drum kit when i was thirteen and it’s been all downhill from there.
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DJMutagen – The Master Sword (Legend Of Zelda Dubstep Mix) (right click/control click | save as…)
LOZ Overworld Theme
Zelda – Broad Rush
Move Ya – Broad Rush
Lost Woods Remix – Ephixa
Song of Storms Remix(DJMutagen’s drum fix) – Ephixa