DUCKA: Featured Artist for July 2012
Dj/Producer Name: Ducka
City & Country Located in: Littlehampton, United Kingdom
CHORDLESS Records (http://www.chordless.co.uk/) who are a new Brighton based record label with plenty of amazing artists involved, 97.1 (kemet FM), RadioBomb.
Ducka is a producer from the south coast of the United Kingdom. After many years of making hip hop, I thought, F**K hip hop, Electro dance is SICK! My problem was that I put so much effort into making my hip hop beats so unique, that rappers had a hard time keeping a solid flow. So then teamed up with a French Dubstep producer called “Wobb”. He has been working on completing his débute EP called…. well it hasn’t got a name yet, but all three tracks that are jamming, trust me…!! The first one is called “Truffle Shuffle” (By far the best track on the EP in my opinion), the second track is called “Babe I’m gonna’ Leave you” (Sampled from Led Zeppelin) and the third is called “JAMAS!” – which was created by sampling a half drunk Greek bartender. At the moment, Ducka is getting radio play from clubzone.fm, BBC, Introducing, Ms Tempz London radio Show (96.1 Kemet FM) Toby Mearing’s Radio show (I forgot what it’s called) and some lady called Astra that plays his new tracks on some BBC Radio show you’ve never heard of 🙂
Ducka Is half way into creating a live looping show called “Moonlight Jazz Club” which WILL be amazing, the set up consists of 1x MPC, 1x Kaoss Pad, 1x live guitarist (Happy Stylingz) 1x MIDI piano, 1x electronic turntable and lots of synth and stuff, so look out for that.’
• How would you describe the type of music you produce? mmm that's a tricky one..... I just start making music, then see what comes out I suppose, I'm really into chopping samples up to make other sounds, also lately I have been getting into creating Electronic Dance Music, it's so fun but excruciating to make.I guess I would describe my music as Unique, I don't like the thought of stealing someone elses ideas, I'd justprefer to make a song that I think sounds good, and is a reflection of my musical talent, not just a rip off of a good producers style, I have a certain style... I just don't know what it is haha I just make music that soundsgood to me and if people like it then yeah, cool.... I'm not out there to be a people pleasing whore. (no disrespect to whores, whores are awesome) • How did you get into making music? I started off as a child playing the rugrats theme on the piano. Then as I got older, my musical talent started to show, I brought a guitar, An electronic grand piano, an accordion, a drum set, a synthesizer, a bass guitar (used when I was in a shit puunk band called the indicators) I then enrolled onto a foundation degree in Music (also did a year of media to help with creativity), then went on to get a national diploma in music technology, where I met artists such as: Samplez, Audio Fiend, Sam Creed, Concept Of Thought, Ben Awfer, Frankie Stew.... and some more :) Now I'm planning on going to the Brighton institute of music, so yeah, started making music in college , mainly funky hip hop really, then it just evolved from there :) • Who are your artist that influenced you the most and why? Many artists influence me, but not in such a way that I feel I should replicate their music, but I do get ideas for beats, hat sequences, bass loops, freaky intro's from a wide spectrum of music straight from classical to jazz (one of my favourites) to reggae then dubstep and house, drumstep, BEARDYMAN! - also chilled instrumentals. One genre I'm really into is Hip hop, I can give you a few names of who I'm listening to at the moment if you want: Jehst (my favourite at the moment) Jam Baxter (can't wait for his new album) Fliptrix, (third eye of the storm is sick) funky DL has some cool stuff but I particularly like a track he did called "the nineties".To answer your question, all of the music I listen to Influences me in one way or another, but I don't startmaking a dance track then listen to my favourite dance track and think I'll just make it like that, I do my ownthing and I think that's what separates me from a lot of other wannabe artists. • What equipment do you use to produce? What do you like about it the most? I use guitars, a sampler (which is way fun :)) a synthesizer (massive) Mainly just using Cubase 5 at the moment and the college equipment until I can afford a mac :) I use a air of Sennheiser HD 501's to really get into the sound just before releasing a track... oh and generally I use a Shure SM-58 to record sounds. I would say my favourite piece of equipment is my synth, though not physical equipment, very fun to play with :) mmmm I controlit with a MIDI piano, I wonder if the piano is my favourite :) haha • What are your ultimate goals in terms of musically? To be on the radio a lot I guess and to be recognised as a good producer, oh and I want to make a song with Beardyman eventually :)