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Sunday, 18 April 2010


For those who are not familiar give us a short version of your musical life journey....?
Well, I started out as a graphic designer and organizer/promoter for a drum'n'bass and breaks crew back in Halifax (CND) a few years ago. I got involved and picked up spinning vinyl with my friends at house parties. I fell heavily into dark jungle and ragga jungle with the help of Vilify by my side. That lead to a love affair with Breakcore, then later my big love, Dubstep.
Fast forward a few years, and now I live in Montreal. I do a weekly Dubstep and DnB night (Bass Drive Wednesdays) with Vilify (founder), we also do two radio shows a week together. on Mondays (12-2am UK) and SUB.FM on friday nights (2-4am UK)

I also put out a weekly mix series dubbed J'aime Le Dubstep which features a variety of DJ from all over.

The podcast just celebrated its first anniversary just a few short weeks ago. (check out the birthday mix...woiii SR)



(iTUNES - search for Construct in the podcast section of itunes store)

S&R:What is your star sign?
My star sign is virgo, but if I would have to make something up I would have to say my star sign is 13 1/2 purple, just because space is weird like that. Normal laws don't apply. Gamble all you want.

S&R:how did you get your name, its a pretty cool name btw?
I wish I had some cool and elaborate story behind my name but the reality is I picked it myself because I didn't want to be booked has Tulippe.
To me, it symbolizes what I do when I mix. I take two separate things and put them together to construct something different and new.

S&R: whats the scene like in Ca?
Well Canadian Dubstep is on an upswing. We did lose a National Bass icon to SanFransico last year as DZ moved his operations south, but from this new bass monsters are emerging.
Canada is a very wide country so it seems different hot spots have formed and they all have their own eco-system. The west side (Vancouver and Calgary) are in the lead from my own personal count. The juggernaut Excision and his label Rottun Records are owning the North American sound with their metal/droid/appocalyptic style with a solid crew of Canadian producers such as Datsik, Downlink, Mark Instinct and many more. Also making room out west is DJ Cure and is phenomenal label Aufect Recordings, with releases by peeps such as XI, DZ, Bombaman. Live shows also have a big part in growing the scene, for this Michael Red and his Lighta crew are taking care of serious business!

Toronto (central Canada), well Toronto for long has been the jungle/dnb capital of Canada. As the biggest city in the country, it rightfully has lots of shows on the go, including Dubslingers on Wednesday which has been running for over 5 years now. Congrast to the Dubslingers crew!

Montreal (central/east Canada) has been playing catch up a bit, but soon we'll be running laps around these guys!

I think we have the best vibe at the moment (imo). All our crews are very welcoming and are exploring the multiple styles within Dubstep. Komodo Dubs have the staple event for the city, with spectacular lineups, artwork and all out approach. A real professional outfit with a big smile on their faces. The young guns, Bouddha Slinky, have courage and spunk! Booking shows in illegal, dirty, concrete buildings with the ruffest and toughest acts from all over. Big ups! On the weekly side, Bass Drive (Vilify and I's dubstep event) just celebrated it's first anniversary with record numbers of attendance and all out brok-out/moshpit vibes! Couldn't be happier.

S&R::what are you ends like? what would you change about your ends if you had the power to?
Well, I can't complain really... I've got a loft across the street from a subway station.

Beer at every corner store and the best buds in town.
I don't think I would change many things, except for the weather during the winter. Summer is perfect like it is.

Tons of festivals, music and lounging in parks with beer, baguette and brie. (can't wait !)

Have you got any music we can listen to, download or buy?

I currently don't have any finished productions, I'm hoping that 2010 will be my year to breach this barrier. Until then, you can catch me Live on SUB.FM & every week.

I also have a slew of mixes available on my blog, ranging from dubstep to party bangers, to jungle and breakcore.

(all info at

what is your position on the the downloading of music?
Karma. It's that simple.
If you want to get anything out of this industry, then you should put something back into it. So, I always play tracks that i have purchases or that have been handed to me by the artist themselves. How could I aspect to make money from what I love, if I don't even love it enough to pay for my music.

I saw a crazy flyer on your webpage with Oscar and a care bear.... what Sesame Street character embodies you the best?


Easy, I think I would be Oscar the grouch because of my trash can sounds!

(I would add some lasers to the side of my trash can too) Grimey!

S&R:What makes you Too Hood To Care Star....?
My weed pipe swagga and my trash can sounds!

S&R:Yeah, lastly - any shout outs?
Big big shouts to Vilify, my partner in crime and the sickest DJ i know.

Bigs going out to my original crew back in Hali: Harmsworth, Ben C, Jerm, Mitch, DVD, Buck Banger, P-80, Freedom Danish and many more.

Love for all the Montreal Dubstep crews:, Lawless, Komodo, ESL, Bouddha Slinky, Forward, Monkey Dubs & Bass Mob.

Big thanks to all the Canadian producers who sent me the hooks for this mix and all other dubs that I have received in the past.

Keep an eye out for Mark Instinct, XI and Geoff Buchanan. These guys are big and getting bigger!

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