Belgian native One87, creator of Belgium's "finest drum and bass concept" STAR WARZ and producer, has recently released his album on Silver's Nemesis Recordings. Example caught up with him to find out a bit more about him and also find out what he's got next on the cards.
Example : One87 you started out way back in the nineties djing Jungle and putting on nights. Where do you think you'd be now if you had chosen to go the drum and bass way?
One87 : I started out playing ‘radio station’ when I was 10 yrs old, with my self made soundsystem, and after that (and before starting with Jungle), I was scratching hip hop… so I think if I didn’t went the Jungle way, I would still be busy with music, but in another genre…
Example : How did you make the move from being a dj to getting in the studio?
One87 : I always wanted to be a producer, but I never had the time to do it…and at a certain point, about 2.5 yrs ago, I just made the time to do it. I really wanted to make my own music, create something from nothing…
Example : Who inspires your productions?
One87: I guess I’m inspired by all music I’ve ever listened to, especially Jungle & D’n’b, but at the moment it’s Icicle who ’s my hero.
Example : Funny / Interesting drum and bass story or fact?
One87 : If you mix mash a certain record from Aphrodite with a certain record of Will Smith, you’ll here the original recipe how to make Coca Cola !
Example : You've just brought out your album with Manchester based Nemesis Recordings. Whats next in the pipeline?
One87 : A tune called ‘Mirage’ on Critical. Pretty happy about that one actually ;-)
Example : Of course you run "STAR WARZ" in Ghent whats next on the cards there?
One87 : Critical Vs. Dispatch. I’ll keep the line up locked for now, but it will be a smasher, that much I can assure you ;-))
Example : What tunes are never out of your box at the moment ?
One87 : Let me think; Silverblade by Dillinja, Fixation by Ed & Opti, Franky Mountain by Icicle & Nymfo, Be True by Commix, Lose You vip by Lenzman, Full Moon by Icicle, Mistical Dub by Mistical, No More by Zero T & Survival, a lot of Break stuff and Critical stuff, … or is this too much already hèhè