Episode 11 of The Different Drumz Podcast Series features Polish producer Silence Groove (Fokuz Recordings / Offworld Recordings / Soul Trader Records) with exclusive interview and 1 hr mix of fresh and forthcoming drum and bass with soul.
01. Silence Groove – What Do You Want
02. Silence Groove – Care More
03. Logistics – Together
04. Tieks ft. Dan Harkna – Sunshine (NuTone Remix)
05. Nexus & Tight, Midnight Request – How Much I Love You
06. dBridge vs. Calibre – Christiansen
07. Ill Logic & Raf – In Vain
08. LM1 – Zero Gravity (Scenic & Advisory Remix)
09. Mindmapper & Silvahfonk – One Step Closer
10. Vicious Circle – Solitude
11. Frederic Robinson – Particles
12. Silence Groove – Home Calls
13. dBridge ft. Calibre – Ponderosa
14. Blame – Everything But The Girl (Silence Groove Bootleg)
15. Calibre – Cold Heart
16. Flaco – Light ‘Em Up
17. Random Movement – Feeling Translate
18. HumaNature & Silence Groove – Cloud Raiders
19. Silence Groove – Eclipse
20. Subwave – Stars Get Down (Teaser)
21. Silence Groove – Strike It On
22. Silence Groove – Angelic
Hey Silence Groove, we are so pleased to have you involved with the Different Drumz podcast series! Please could you get us started by telling us a little more info about yourself for those that may not already know about you?
Thank you for your invitation for the podcast series I’m really glad to take part in it! My name’s Kuba, I’m 23 years old. I’m Polish and I live in Slovakia. I’ve been making drum & bass music since 2011.
What inspires you and continues to inspire you in music, in terms of d&b specifically and music as a whole more generally?
I draw my inspiration from many places such as the weathe, a good story, movie, or my beautiful girlfriend. I usually listen to other music genres than drum & bass to grab some inspiration from. It happens very often that I’m inspired just by a good tune.
Which tune switched you on to drum & bass in the first place?
It was actually 4 tunes I remember. Such tracks like:
Artificial Intelligence & dBridge – Better Days
Ill Logic & Raf – Turnaround
Electrosoul System – One
Unknown Error – Struggle
As we know you are originally from Poland, what is the drum and bass scene like out there and what do you see for its future?
It’s doing quite well I guess, although I did not have a large role in the scene. I hope to see it grow bigger one day!
What software/hardware do you use to produce your music & do you have any favourite VST’s or programs?
I use Image-Line FL Studio. I love Fabfilter Pro-Q 2, SSL Duende Native and Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2. My hardware is my Desktop PC, Rokits 5’s G2 and headphones Sennheiser HD555.
Please could you name your top 3 producers that you would like to work with that you have not had a chance to work with already and why?
Maybe not top 3 but definitely one name – I’d absolutely love to work with Artificial Intelligence one day. I’d like to bring up with them some style they were into back in the days, well, maybe one day! 🙂
As you know we are always on the scout for new talent here at Different Drumz and we love to promote and support new artists, Please could you tell us 3 producers that you think people should look out for in the future that they may not have heard of before?
Definitely Hugh Hardie, HumaNature and Skeletone. Keep your eye on these three talented fellas and also good friends of mine. I’m really into their sound!
Have you had a good year so far & What have you got planned for the rest of 2016?
Yeah, I’ve played on Let It Roll 2016, the Metalheadz Label Night @ The Queens Head Pub (Redditch, UK) and Fokuz Recordings Night @ Cross Club (Prague, Czech Republic). So far I haven’t got any upcoming gigs at this moment, but I hope some will appear very soon. You can also subscribe to events on my Facebook page as I update it regulary, it’s facebook.com/SilenceGrooveOfficial
Please could you tell us about some of your forthcoming material that Silence Groove fans can keep an eye out for in the future?
That’s a very good question! I have 3 more releases forthcoming this year! The very special one is my next Offworld Recordings Angelic EP which will be out late autumn around October this year. Another two EP’s are Whistler EP for Fokuz Recordings and Cheeky Growler EP for Soul Trader Recordings, so be patient.
Before we wrap it up, do you have any shouts you would like to give?
Many thanks and shouts to you, the Different Drumz crew, shouts to LM1, Fokuz Recordings crew and all my friends around the world, but especially big shouts are going out to all my fans that supports and believes in me and my music! That means a lot, thank you!
Finally, what are your top 10 tracks ‘in your box’ at the moment?
Here is my current top ten tracks in no particular order:
Chromatic – Smile
Quadrant & Kid Hops & Iris – Solar Wind
Abstract Elements – Brainsplit
Vicious Circle – Last Chance Saloon
Anile – Running From Time
Atlantic Connection – Bluelines
J Majik & Wickaman – Old Headz
F.U.K.T. – Keep Moving (Soulmatic & Octobass Remix)
Apex – By The Way
SKC & Chris.SU – Whats Happening
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