I've wanted to feature an interview with Marina Faib, based in Moscow, since I first heard her "Worn Out Places" mix and enormous collaboration with Manchester local head Synkro on "Inhale" (Smokin Sessions 007) over a year and a half ago and finally we have it. If you don't know about Faib her productions could easily be falsely labeled under that all too overused term Burialesque but theyre very different indeed. Her huge atmospheric productions are literally hypnotic and deeply emotional (not that Burial's arent) something which you'll definitely appreciate if you take the time to listen to her worn out places mixes made up of around 95% her own tunes. We caught up with her on AIM all the way from Russia to talk about how she got into making music who she listens to and what we can expect from her in the future...
EXAMPLE: How long have you been producing
Faib : My first experiments were in 2003 when I was 13 years old.. but my knowledge (in computer haha ) was too weak, my elder brother was my "teacher". So it wasnt serious.. it was just for fun..
but I think .. from that time I understood that.. it's mine..
EXAMPLE: Your sound is really unique what / who has influenced your music?
FAIB: Too many names in dubstep I would say burial, boxcutter, Scuba, Vex'd and Synkro but firstly I was into drum and bass from people like rawthang, concord dawn, c4c, sta and paul b, sunchase. Ive also taken a lot of influence from Neurofunk like noisia of course haha..) phace, misanthrop, spor. Right now im really into this new deep minimal wave of drumnbass like Alix Perez, Rockwell, Abstract Elements, Subwave and many more..
EXAMPLE: How would you describe your sound ?
FAIB: hmmmmmmmm.. I dont think that music the music I make should be called "dubstep".. its not original.. not classic I know.. but it's just because I know theres "too much me" in my tunes.. something from 2step, something from drumnbass, something from my head .. just on 140 bpm (like in dubstep). Its experiments.. dark emotional experimental music over 140 bpm
with elements from other kinds of music
EXAMPLE: What have you got on the way in 2011 ?
FAIB: I really want to make music for films.. It always was my dream and still it is.. Its the main aim for me I think..
EXAMPLE : How is the dubstep / drum and bass scene in Russia?
FAIB: hah.. Its very difficult to answer on this question.. because I hadnt possibility to travell around Russia too much. but here in Moscow where I live its very good I think. There are 2 my fav moscow promo groups: Steppin' session (drumnbass) and Capital bass (dubstep).. this guys know what they're doing. Its always too much fun at their parties; good beautful people, cool sound system, artist and so on.. I always feel something like Im a member of a laaaaarge family when im coming to their party.. people are so open.. we feel that our hearts beating in same bpm..
EXAMPLE: Can UK fans expect you over here anytime soon?
FAIB: I really want to come.. And I will I think.. in nearest yers. Ive got serious problems with travelling. because I study at a serious university and i havent possibility to leave Russia without special agreement beforehand. But I will! I promise and I believe I will come. English language is like music to me. its like a magnet. Its sounds very beautiful .. seriously.. and I enjoy to listen how english people speak. hah.. I think sometime.. I will come and see/ by my own eyes this misty places influencing so many amazing producers and maybe I could understand the the real secret of dubstep atmosphere and why those sounds came from that place.
EXAMPLE: What tunes can you not live without at the moment?
Bloc Party - Where Is Home (Burial Remix)
Synkro & Indigo - Guidance
Thanks a lot FAIB