Example caught up with local boy Beerz to find out what releases he's got on the way, whether Leeds or Manchester has a better scene and what tunes he can't live without at the moment...
EXAMPLE : For those that don't know about you Beerz what do you do ?
Beerz : From Manchester and known mostly as Beerz although a few variations get about. Like to Dj and Produce
EXAMPLE: How long have you been producing ?
Beerz: I got reason 3 about 3 and a half years ago and dabbled around for a year not really doing much. Then moved onto reason 4 a year later and actually started making stuff that sounded like music. A year after that I finished my first full tune and then just slowly made tunes up until now where I’m using reason and ableton.
EXAMPLE: Who would you say has influenced your sound?
Beerz: Skream was a big influence earlier on. Lately it's been Kryptic Minds, everything Youngsta plays, DJ Madd, Cyrus, Headhunter, dBridge, Icicle, Stray, Scuba, Jubei, Alix Perez etc. All of the guys that are pushing the darker side of the sound.
EXAMPLE: You've had a couple of releases so far what have you got coming up release wise?
Beerz: I've got one release atm forthcoming on a label from NZ called "Sex Camp Recordings" which will be Foot Print and Time. That will be one of the first two releases by that label, the other being a couple of tunes by AlexisK who’s making a lot of sick stuff
EXAMPLE: Controversial now, Manchester and Leeds both have pretty strong music scenes which do you think is better?
Beerz: hmm... Good question. West Indian Centre in Leeds is home to some of the best nights in the country. It never disappoints. In Manchester I always see sick line ups at nights like Strange Fruit and Basscamp which I enjoy as they are pushing the deeper/darker/experimental etc side of the whole deal. DnB wise It’s got to be Manchester though, Soul:ution and Hit and Run booked pretty much everyone that I like between them.
Example: Where do you think dubstep is heading now?
Beerz: It seems to just be spreading out really.....there's the wobbly side which seems to be the most popular at the moment, then the future garage stuff, techno influenced stuff, purple, darker subby stuff and even though it’s not the same tempo I include the autonomic stuff in the big melting pot. New music will always be made regardless of what happens with the mainstream stuff. Also I'll just say that I love all of the different bits of dubstep even the propper aggy wobblerz..
Example: What tunes can you not live without at the moment ?
Kryptic Minds - Hybrid (but any other track by them would do)
Lenzman - Coincidence
Instra:mental - Voyeur
Example: Finally its the marmite question ?
Beerz: Never buy it but it's pretty tasty. Deffo don't hate it :).
Example: Safe Beerz.