What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
Dirty Freud is an electronic live & recording artist from London, but has found success since moving to the North of England. His music contains elements of dubstep, 2-step garage, bassline, reggae and has been coined Electrodub.
Last year was a massive year for Dirty Freud as his sound was given an even bigger stage to flourish at Glastonbury, All Points East, Citadel, Boomtown, Beatherder, as well as internationally in countries like Germany, Croatia and France.
He has got key support in his journey from Jon More of Coldcut and Ninja Tune as well as Keep it Dirty Records and Rough Trades’.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Dirty Freud – Lies Featuring Eckoes
Release Date: 17/03/2020
After beginning the success of last year releasing on Rough Trades’ Counter Culture compilation release as well as playing at Glastonbury and Boomtown, ‘Lies’ is Dirty Freud’s first single offering of 2020. The Yorkshire based artist is looking to continue his streak of career firsts by making each one of them a statement.
One of those accolades being; performing internationally for the first time over in Berlin, Germany, which is also where the music video for ‘Lies’ was made.
With the release being his first single of three singles coming out in 2020 Dirty Freud is looking to start strong and consistently.
Dirty Freud has led with ‘Lies Ft. Eckoes’ to set the pace for which he’s moving at in this year.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
The Prodigy, The Streets, Kano, DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, Coldcut, Bjork, Skunk Anansie, Linkin Park, Murs, The Fugees, S.T. Coleridge, Stephen King, Francis Bacon.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
My music contains elements of dubstep, 2-step garage, bassline, reggae and has been coined Electrodub. It is born out of my very British upbringing mixed with my Caribbean heritage. The main reason you should listen to my music is if you like something refreshing, yet rooted in history, This is for you. If you are searching for something, but don’t know what yet, this is for you.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
These are my favourite albums for now but, there are so many Albums:- Bjork – Human Behaviour, Marvin Gaye – What’s goin’ on, The Fugees – The Score
Movies some are more guilty pleasures I’d watch over and over:- Independence Day , Big Trouble in Little China, High Fidelity
Love books especially quite lyrical and dark books. S.T. Coleridge – The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner and Selected Poems. Stephen King – The Dead Zone. Nick Hornby – Fever Pitch
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I prefer to be in the studio really as love that feeling of creating from scratched and unrehearsed. Love being on stage, but I always have an idea of how it is going to go. Whereas in the studio it is up to the music Gods I guess.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
I’d say my favourite to date is Kadema as it combines all the best elements of my dubby, bassline style with garage. However my latest releases have been exciting me, so more and more I find my latest release is always my new favourite track.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
This is a crazy year with the virus, so this year I’m just concentrating on more releases so in 2020 there will be two more singles Ninjaman and Cabin Fever.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
If I could change one thing about my career so far what would it be & why?
For me I wish I’d have not only dj’d, but become a liver electronic performer at the same time. Although this is what I do now, I love the freedom my music gets as it comes to life on stage in a live capacity. DJing for me is a different type of freedom on stage for me. I feel lucky to be able to perform in both ways.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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