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Overload pt 159 – Default Recordings Show with DJ Flapjack

Download the latest DJ set from Flapjack’s radio show on DNBRadio.com every Saturday 9-11pm GMT.

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3 May 2017 Artist  DJ  Drum & Bass  Flapjack  Radio Read more

Overload pt 157 – Default Recordings Show with DJ Flapjack

Download the latest DJ set from Flapjack’s radio show on DNBRadio.com  every Saturday 9-11pm GMT.

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3 April 2017 Artist  DJ  Drum & Bass  Flapjack  Radio Read more

Overload Part 153 from DJ Flapjack & Guest Effekttz

Check out the lastest mix from Flapjack & Special guest Effekttz on www.dnbradio.com –>HERE

19 February 2017 Artist  DJ  Drum & Bass  Effekttz  Flapjack  Mixes Read more

Next Release DEF037 – Comma Soundcloud Clips

As previously mentioned we have just signed up new drum and bass artist Comma to Default and with his debut release due out in under three weeks, 6th February to be exact, as promised here are clips of each track.

17 January 2017 Artist  Comma  DJ  Drum & Bass  Releases Read more

Comma – New Artist Q&A

How did you first get involved in the Underground music scene?

Throughout high school I always had a large interest in drum and bass, but being too young to attend actual events, me and my friends would arrange parties in different venues around our local town. These would often get shutdown by the police by it gave me an insight into drum and bass and the rave scene. Once I turned 18 I started attending actual events and festivals.

What made you get into the producing side of things?

I guess what first inspired me was listening to the UKF dubstep tutorial song on the UKF dubstep channel when I was about 14 and was fooled into thinking producing was as easy as the song made it out to be. I think it’s safe to say I was wrong. From then on I’ve always had a copy of FL on my computer.

What influences you when making music?

I’m a big fan of loads of different genres apart from drum and bass. I experiment with loads of different sounds and I try to get inspiration from these different styles when producing my tracks. I guess my style is currently a melting pot of minimal drum and bass and jump up, taking different elements from each. I also tend to try and make music that is similar to what I listen to in the car so it changes quite often.

Can you tell us about your production process?

Most of the time I will start with either a drum pattern or sample that I want to work with. From here I will usually load up a vst (either Serum or Massive) and make the dirtiest synth possible and work from there. I usually go back to a track multiple times changing or adding things before I finally think it’s done.

What makes drum & bass different from other genres?

The versatility of it. I would consider myself quite young in the spectrum of producers out there, and the fact that my dad was listening to jungle and drum and bass when he was younger and now I produce it just shows that so far it has stood up to the test of time and evolving with each generation.

Who are your favourite Producers/Dj’s?

Right now I’m loving Skeptical, Nausika, Alix Perez and Kahn and Neek on the producing side. DJ wise I would have to say Skeptical and Alix Perez along with Chimpo, Serum, Calibre and Lenzman.

How do you feel about the Drum & Bass scene today?

I think it’s great; there are loads of events going on up and down the country. It also has a heavy interest with the youth of today which ensures that it won’t be going anywhere quick.

Do you have any advice for other up & coming producers & Dj’s?

Yesterday you said tomorrow. You don’t get it by wishing. Basically just listen to one of Nike’s ads.

What has been the most memorable time since your involvement in the scene?

Driving to Croatia for Outlook for sure.

What are your future plans on Default Recordings?

I’m constantly producing and I have a few that are ready for release so keep your eyes peeled.

16 January 2017 Artist  Comma  DJ  Drum & Bass  Interview Read more

Effekttz – New Artist Q&A

How did you first get involved in the Underground music scene?

Got my first set of decks in 97′,Soundlab DLP1600’S . I spent every spare minute on them , up to 16 hrs a day sometimes. I started buying my vinyl from Vibe Records where i met some quality producers & dj’s like Coolhand Flex and Alibi . Done a few dj competitions early on . I had a residency at a night called Point Blank that Swan-E headlined at the end of 97′. The next year i was playing alongside Kenny Ken , Brockie , Marley Marl , A-Sides and Mampi Swift at an event called STEPPERS . Other events included Alpha Project where i played alongside Randall also Deadly Fusion playing alongside Twisted Individual . All the while mixing on several internet radio stations like www.Planetdnb.com , Bassbinterrorists , www.globaldnb.com ( every saturday 8pm – 10pm GMT ) and www.brainsmudge.com ( every wednesday 9pm-10pm GMT ). I have had the odd guest slot with Flapjack on dnbradio.com also i have done a few Pirate radio stations one being RudeFM back in 2002.

What made you get into the producing side of things?

Going to Vibe Records and Streetsounds to buy vinyl and meeting producers, watching them work got me intrigued and the thought of playing my own tracks to an audience swung it for me.

What influences you when making music?

My influences vary really from hearing new released tracks or just flicking through a new sample pack. I get up every day and all i think about is making beats so i don’t need no help in starting a track. Still got the love even after 19 years.

Can you tell us about your production process?

I like to start off with a strong kick and snare and then root through the sample packs and find a string maybe, from there i am already making the track in my head trying to find samples to fit the bill.

What makes drum & bass different from other genres?

Drum & Bass is always changing. It’s fast paced and needs to be kept up with itself. It’s versatile and there are many styles to choose from.

Who are your favourite Producers/Dj’s?

I dont really have a favorite producer as such. The likes of A-Sides, Saxxon, Randall, Jaybee, Pixel, Vapour, The Invaders, Serum and Ed-Rush & Optical are a few but the list could go on. As for Djs again my list could go on and on but Kenny Ken , Hype , Randall , Coolhand Flex are probably the top few i listen to the most.

How do you feel about the Drum & Bass scene today?

Like i said before the fast paced and versatility of Drum & Bass make it very interesting. The varying styles are making it appealing to a wider age group bringing alot more people to the scene. I’m enjoying being a small part of a big thing. It’s a good time to be involved.

Do you have any advice for other up & coming producers & Dj’s?

Don’t stop doing what you love. Ignore the haters and do your thing, Your time will come.

What has been the most memorable time since your involvement in the scene?

Luckily for me i have several highlights. One is looking up from the decks while playing a Hokey Cokey Bootleg i made and watching a whole venue full of people actually doing the Hokey Cokey all arm in arm then having to reload it a few times so they could do it all again. Also mixing alongside some of the biggest names in the scene including people who i had listened to from a young age. Loving certain tunes and growing up to be friends with the very people that made those tunes.

What are your future plans on Default Recordings?

I have a couple of little gems awaiting release in the future but apart from that i am on it every day so be seeing you soon. Big-Up’s

22 November 2016 Artist  DJ  Drum & Bass  Effekttz  Interview Read more

New Artist signed to Default – Effekttz

We are very happy to announce new artist to the Default Recordings camp – Effekttz. The debut for his first release is set for 12th December in all good digital download stores and streaming sites and features a collaboration with the legend Coolhand Flex on the track “Crystal Clear” whilst on the flip side Effekttz cranks it up with “Burn”. Clips for both tracks will be up shortly!

22 November 2016 Artist  DJ  Drum & Bass  Effekttz Read more

DJ Ransome – New Artist Q&A

How did you first get involved in the Underground music scene?

I was a college student and I had not long started a two year media production course (which later I decided wasn’t the right choice for me) and I managed to meet a fellow student who at the time was starting up a small record label which did Hard Dance music. We got talking, I sent a few demos to him and got my first release on there and he put me in contact with other producers/djs in the Hard Dance scene.

What made you get into the producing side of things?

From an early age I was always into music, used to play the keyboard a lot and record ‘songs’ I had written onto mini-tape. My Dad’s friend also wrote music and had a studio set up which I always enjoyed playing with when I visited. I think the enthusiasm continued through and when I finally got my first DAW and a laptop, that really helped me.

What influences you when making music?

I listen to lots of varieties of music, and I take in what I hear. I find this is something that I do instinctively now. I do listen to drum and bass music mainly so I always take influences from the genre.

Can you tell us about your production process?

The production process for me usually starts with me spending time getting the drum section sounding full. I usually have days where I create my own drum layers and make my own sample library. After the drums, normally I’d look for samples and little loops and ideas. I work a lot with samples so it’s all about getting the main structure of the track down before going back and filling it out. At this point, I’m doing a rough mixdown as I go but it’s not as important. It’s good to just get the ideas down because we all know that they don’t last forever!.

What makes drum & bass different from other genres?

Drum and Bass is very technical in production I feel. It’s one of those genres where you can make a clean sounding drum and bass track where it’s all about the sound design however you can flip it over and write something that sounds gritty, hard and lacks that clean production you find in other genres. Other genres in EDM rely on important formulas such as kick drums but I think with drum and bass there are so many ways to achieve the same sound. Production is not about rules in my opinion, if it sounds good, that’s all that matters.

Who are your favourite Producers/Dj’s?

Too many to name because there are so many! Artists that come to mind are people like Random Movement, Silence Groove, Calibre, Nu:Logic, Current Value, Noisia, Mefjus representing the harder stuff. I don’t really have favourite DJs as such, because the quality is too good to pick people out. The people who I listen to on radio shows, supporting etc they know who they are.

How do you feel about the Drum & Bass scene today?

Drum & Bass as a genre itself is in a good place at the moment, the sound design and production levels are always improving. The output of the sub-genres is always immense, buying too many great EPs at the moment! You’ll always have that ‘commercial’ side in itself which can always bring wide spread debates over but I think drum and bass is one of those genres where people will just write/dj how they want to and that’s that. Sometimes it’s not about playing all the ‘bangers’ on big festivals but it’s good how big dnb is getting across state-side now. The european’s are still well on top and know how to push drum and bass to new boundaries.

Do you have any advice for other up & coming producers & Dj’s?

If I were to give advice, I think it’s important to focus on one thing; Djing or production. I actually prefer writing music rather than Djing which is counter-intuitive considering of my artist name! I love doing the radio shows that I do every week on DNBRadio, considering at the moment I’m busy with university studies I enjoy playing great drum & bass music worldwide. I think if you’re starting out, look around, get in contact with other DJs/producers. The internet is a wonderful place to learn production techniques. Get in contact with people, send over demos and DJ mixes to radio sites, you just never know. I got onto DNBRadio from a friend who I had met over another online streaming site many years ago. Also, one last thing and I wish I’d have done this, actually do send out stuff to people. One thing I still to this day am afraid to do a lot due to fear of rejection or nothing back, I sit on lots of music that I feel is crap.

What has been the most memorable time since your involvement in the scene?

For me, most memorable has been hearing one of my tunes being featured in a Camo & Krooked Mix a year ago. The buzz I got was insane. Still get the giddy feeling when I hear others play my music.

What are your future plans on Default Recordings?

Future plans, to have more releases with the label! As much as my artist name is not the catchiest and can be misleading, I love to write music. Djing I couldn’t do without as well, I’ll always keep practicing at getting better. Always room to improve.

31 July 2016 Artist  DJ  DJ Ransome  Drum & Bass  Interview Read more

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