JDNB Interview - Spaow
Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium, Spaow does not disappoint when it comes to that big grin on your face, loving life style of Jump Up Belgium is best known for. And since living in the Far East from the age of 18, he sure has developed his own unique twist on that sound. With his ‘Jungle Dance EP’ release on Liondub International now available on all streaming and downloading platforms, we had a quick catch up to see if we could find out more:
Thanks for talking to us. How have you been keeping yourself occupied during the Covid-19 Pandemic?
Thanks for having me. Well during the lockdown I have mostly put my time into music and fitness.
Tell us a little bit about where you're from, where you are now, and where you get your musical background from?
Born and raised in Brussels in Belgium. Moved to Asia when I was 18.
My father owned an underground club in the center of Brussels back in the 90s, he always had various tastes about music, from Trip hop, Jungle,etc…mostly around the underground music scene. I guess my influence started from there.
How big is the drum and bass scene in the Far East??
To be honest, I didn't really research the dnb scene over here, but I believe there’s some.
What would you say first got you into drum and bass and was there a standout tune that got you hooked?
All about 808 bass, Dillinja Rough-Cut, Tc
The Soul and Dubwise sounds that I truly love until now.
Describe the style of drum and bass you produce?
Depending on my mood,I don’t know.
Sometimes when I re-open some projects I don’t even know how I’ve done that or why it sounds like that.
Which came first, DJing or producing?
I started Djing until I wanted to make my own sounds.
The first computer I bought was dedicated for production only.
What does your studio/DJ setup consist of?
I’m quite versatile. Even with just a laptop and headphone's, i’m able to work. The VST I use the most is Serum lately.
What would you say has been your biggest achievement so far within the drum and bass scene?
I guess the day I go back to Europe maybe I would be able to experience some ‘Big’ achievement.
Any producers you would love to collaborate with??
Taxman, would be a great challenge to combine both skills and perception into the sounds.
If you could remix one track from Liondub International, which one would it be?
There is a lot of releases on Liondub. I should settle down and have a good listen first.
Your latest release on Liondub International, ‘Jungle 3000’ is out now, love it by the way. Tell us how you came up with the title for the EP and a bit about where your inspiration came for the tracks?
Glad that you enjoyed the tracks,thank you. Like I said I got no clue, nothing was determined, I just followed my imagination
Anything else planned to come out on Liondub International?
We were mainly focused on ‘Jungle 3000 EP’ for now.
Name your top 5 Liondub International tracks?
Well I guess i really have to settle down take a look closer to the Liondub catalogue.
What do you like doing in your spare time away from music?
Sometimes when my imagination gets saturated, i just take a walk outside. Maybe I’m going to sound cheesy ,but I love to walk into the jungle alone and listen to music.
What would you say you like most about the www.jungledrumandbass.co.uk website?
Clean interface and effective.
Thanks for your time. Lastly any thanks or shoutouts?
Thanks to everyone that keeps making this movement happen, especially during this pandemic. Promoters and Artists going through a rough time right now.
Spaow's 'Jungle 3000 EP' is out now on Liondub International on all streaming and download platforms: Stream / Download Here
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Interview And Edited By: Chilla