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Comma – Offers / It’s the Slovenian Police – Out Now

Comma drops his debut release on Default Recordings. Available from all good download stores.
“Offers” is a simple but effective tech stepper with grimey rumbling basslines and some lovely atmospheric textures thrown in for good measure.

“It’s The Slovenian Police” delivers zero tolerance with some chilling chimes, clean breaks and some great penetrating bassline work to get you moving.

6 February 2017 Artist  Comma  Drum & Bass  Releases 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

New Artist – Comma

We are very excited to announce a new artist that we have just signed to Default – Comma. With his first release due out on 6th February 2017 featuring tracks “Offers” and “Its the Slovenian Police” we will be posting Q&A’s and artist Biography very shortly.

11 January 2017 Artist  Comma  Drum & Bass  Releases Read more

Happy New Year from Default Recordings!

From all of us at Default Recordings we wish all of our followers and Artists a very happy new year! 2017 will bring lots of great things from us at Default, watch this space!.

30 December 2016 Artist  Drum & Bass  Uncategorized Read more

OUT NOW – Coolhand Flex & Effekttz

Coolhand Flex and Effekttz is out now – Available from all good download stores and streaming sites.
Check out the preview clips below;

12 December 2016 Artist  Cool Hand Flex  Drum & Bass  Effekttz  Releases Read more

DEF036 – CoolHand Flex & Effekttz – Crystal Clear / Effekttz – Burn Soundcloud Clips

As promised here are the soundcloud clips of our next release from new signing Effekktz with two banging tracks, release date 12th December in all good digital download stores worldwide!

27 November 2016 Artist  Cool Hand Flex  Drum & Bass  Effekttz  Releases 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

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