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DRUM&BASS//BREAKS//DUBSTEP

DRUM&BASS//BREAKS//DUBSTEP
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THE GUESTLIST NETWORK | NOVEMBER 2009 THE GUESTLIST NETWORK | NOVEMBER 2009
Dubstep:
South-Londoner Leon Day, AKA LD, has been making big waves...
...recently with
inspiration from all of it. I prefer
LD’s TOP 10 FOR
his intricately per-
soulful, deep rhythmic music but this
cussive, soulful and
can be in so many different types
NOVEMBER
of music. I love music with emotion
melodic produc- that can touch you inside. It is this
Artist JOKER Artist QUEST
tions and exciting
type of music is that I aim to create.
DJ performances.
Song TRON Song SMOOTH SKIN
So I thought I would
How would you de- Artist MALA Artist
BENGA
catch up with him to
scribe your sound?
Song EYES Song DECENDING
ask him a few ques-
My sound is quite varied, I make
tracks which all sound different
Artist SILKIE Artist CLUE KID
tions and see what but percussion is a common
Song FILTH RMX Song 1999
he is all about.
feature. I use a lot of percussion
in my tracks. I feel it adds to the
Artist BENGA Artist KODE 9 VS L.D
pace of my music.
How did you get into
Song FALING Song BAD
DJing/Producing?
What has been your
Artist SKREAM Artist D1
As a child I loved music. My mum Song BURNING UP Song ONGIE BOINGE
would play reggae and bash-
proudest moment up to
ment all the time. My first love for
this point?
dance music was jungle. I would
My proudest moment is when I
a release for some time before it don’t know.
5 ESSENTIAL LD TRACKS
buy records every week at Wax
played at DMZ @ Mass in Brixton
happened as we wanted it to be
City (in Croydon) and BM Soho
(the home of Dubstep) and my
the right tracks and now I have 1. SWING DAT SKIRT
4. TRAUMATIC TIMES
(Black market records back then)
tune got pulled up. It’s a great
What have you got
a few more things lined up for
and would go home and mix them
feeling when your music is being
Hyperdub in the future.
coming up in the next 2. GREEN RANGER 5. I DON’T WANNA
in my bedroom for hours on end.
appreciated. I put a lot of hard few months?
3. BAD w/ KODE 9 CRY w/ CLUEKID
At the time I was at school and
work into my tracks and that feel- I have quite a lot of gigs coming
was doing music and we were
ing makes it all worth while.
What do you prefer
learning how to use Cubase and
DJing or Producing?
up. You can see where I am
playing at www.myspace.com/
record instruments. Once my
How did your hook
I’m not sure. Maybe DJing as you
transitionld. Also I have a few re-
Who else are you feel-
school work was finished I would
can’t beat a good gig, but on
ing at the moment?
mess around in the school studio
up with Hyperdub come
leases to look out for: “Shake it”
the other hand what I enjoy most
on Hyperdub’s 5th anniversary
trying to make jungle.
about?
about DJing is playing my tunes.
compilation album, “Interna-
In dubstep, at the moment the
I work at transition mastering
There are also moments in the
tional Roots Remix” and “King
producers I am feeling are Mala,
What are your main
studio in London, where Steve
studio that are really enjoyable,
of Kong” on Dub Police, and Silkie, Benga, D1, Joker, Quest,
(Kode 9) masters his releases. I
when the track is flowing and ev-
influences?
“Don’t Wanna Cry” and “Jupiter Distance, Skream, the list could
played him some of my tracks and
erything is working well together.
9” on Bullfrog Beats, which are go on and on.
I listen to a lot of music and I draw
he liked them. We talked about
So to answer your question, I just
all out now.
Joker
Day Date Event Club Notes
Wed 04/11 Dubfiles Emalkay “When East
w/ Caspa, David Rodigan,
D
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p
I Look At You” launch Village
Soundproof, Crises
Fri 20/11 FWD & Rinse
Matter
w/ Skream btb Benga, Boy
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ts
Betta Know, Heartless Crew
Sat 21/11 Hyperdub Corsica
w/ Kode 9, Spaceape, King
Midas Sound, Darkstar
Fri 27/11 Trouble Vision C o r s i c a
w/ DJ Zinc, Solo, Green-
Studios
money
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