45hzMIX014 – Syte

October 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Syte has long been a fixture within the London dubstep circles and armed with a massive amount of dubs provides a heavy artillery back up for the Mind Step footsoldiers! Taking in all corners, his mix doesn’t stay in one place for too long and showcases his impeccable ear for selection and contrast. Read on…

Name: Jim
Age: 26
Location: South Bucks/LDN
Years Producing: 2
Years Mixing: 8

Easy man, how are things?

Yo. Yeah I’m well thanks! The sun is shining, it’s a beautiful day in September and I’ve got the day off so no complaints.

Why did you select the tunes you did for the mix?

This is a collection of tracks that really represent what my DJ sets are sounding like at the moment.
There are so many good producers out there making deeper, darker dubstep sounds at the moment
that it was really hard to narrow it down to these 25 odd tunes!

Could you give us a little background as to how you got into dubstep, do you have a past history of being
involved with bass heavy music?

When I was a lot younger I was a metal kid with blue hair and massive chains hanging off me, but through close friends and school mates I got introduced to EDM and I spose since then I’ve always swayed more towards music with a decent amount of bass involved. Over the years I listened to everything from drum & bass and happy hardcore to house and hip hop but in late 2004 I heard Midnight Request Line and that was definitely a huge turning point from there I discovered garage retrospectively… Seven years on and I still love the same things about dubstep that I did when I first heard it I guess!

Booking wise, where can we expect to see you soon?

I’m now a resident at B.O.M.B which is free entry event at Cafe1001 on Brick Lane on the last Thursday of every month; we have pretty varied lineups each month so definitely worth checking out! Also got the Dubliminal Records Halloween Special at the end of October in Brixton which is sure to be a big one! Beyond that there will be more MindStep events happening soon and I should hopefully be appearing at Subtitled in Manchester later this year.

Who are you rating at the moment in both the UK and further afield?

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh this is a hard one but I’ll try it inna current top 5 stylee for UK and abroad, listed in no particular order…

UK - Terrafonix // JazzyJazzy // V.I.V.E.K // Biome // Lurka

Abroad – Valor // Subreachers // TMSV // Prism // RDG

Do you have any tips for those just getting into the DJ’ing side of things?

For those just starting out I’d still recommend learning to mix vinyl, even if you end up moving onto CDs or whatever; I still think it’s the best way to master your craft and get mixes really tight. Other than that just make sure you get into it for the right reasons – hopefully through a love of music!

Any shouts you’d like to give?

Definitely want to send a shout to each and every person that’s ever sent me their music, it’s appreciated! I always listen to everything and try my best to respond to people.Gotta take time to big up all the producers involved in this mix, some serious talent out there and I just want to encourage them to keep doing what they’re doing musically. Special shouts go to my girlfriend, my family and everyone who supports me in what I do – without them I wouldn’t be here!

Download the mix HERE

You can find Syte on the web in the following places.

Bookings: djsyte@gmail.com
Syte Facebook
Syte Twitter

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