JDNB Interview - Nick The Lot
After years of collaborating in the studio and on stage, Liondub proudly joins forces with New York’s Matos + Lovelace to present the Uproar Audio imprint, a new sub-label of Liondub International focused on showcasing established and upcoming talent across the Jungle Drum & Bass spectrum. The first release comes from Nick The Lot, an elusive producer from Brighton who hits hard for this first series release with 5 upfront tracks. He took some time out from making bangers to have a quick chat with us about all things dnb.
Happy New Year and thanks for talking to us. How have you been keeping yourself occupied during the Covid-19 Pandemic?
Happy new year to you. Just been stuck into the pc to be honest. Trying to take my tunes up a level. And the usual boring stuff, keeping fit etc.
It's been a couple of years since we last spoke to you and a lot has changed within the club scene. How do you see the club scene bouncing back from all of this?
Well i'm optimistic. Seeing this as a nasty blip, and hopefully all will be buzzing again in a year or so.
What do you like doing in your spare time away from music?
Eat and sleep, watch films hunting for samples. Pretty much making tunes constantly at the minute.
Your recent release ‘Bullet EP’ on Uproar Audio, a brand new sub label from Liondub International is sick and a great way to kick off 2021. How did the link up come about?
Ah nice one. So Erik got in touch a good while back asking for some tunes. And we came up with this EP. Was cool to work with.
What's the best bit of advice you can give to up and coming producers when trying to get their tracks listened to by a label?
Just keep sending stuff about to DJs, hitting up the labels etc. If they've got a good sound, they will get noticed by someone eventually.
What does your studio/DJ setup consist of these days and are you still running Cubase?
So i haven't changed much at all. Few new keyboards to replace where I whack the keys too hard. Have upgraded my daw to Studio one from Cubase 5 recently, which has completely changed my sound for the better. Use the pioneer xdj-700's to collect dust at the min
Any new favourite plugins since we last spoke?
I used the Serum Vst for a bit, that was pretty cool. Other than that all still the same man
Any new producers we should be keeping our ears open for?
There are so many id like to mention, but the last three ive been dealing with....StillZ, Amplify and Jando all have their own thing going on. Wicked tunes
Name your top 5 Liondub International tracks?
Bou - Double Barrel
Aries & Kelvin 373 - Dubplate Massive Ft Navigator
Vital - The Creeps
Jayline - Anglo Saxxon
Tesen - Wookie
What are your goals and inspirations for the future?
Id like to dj in a club again hopefully, and play in plenty other countries. Other than that i just want to get my tunes out there more.
What would you say you like most about the www.jungledrumandbass.co.uk website?
Its a great place to find your Jungle Drum & Bass news and events
Thanks for your time. Lastly any thanks or shoutouts?
No Worries. Id just like to give a shout out to everyone whos enjoying and playing my tunes. All that are releasing them and helping me take my sound to the next level. Nice one and keep an ear out as i have plenty more projects im looking forward to announcing soon.
Nick The Lot - Bullet EP is out now on Uproar Audio: Download / Stream Here
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Interviewed And Edited By: Chilla