10 Questions with… Seed Organization
April 30th, 2013
What musical projects have you been working on lately?
I recently have moved to a new city and I’ve been able to devote a lot more time to music related projects. I have a bunch of new releases on the horizon. For starters, the Heatscore Riddim Remixes finally out with RCola, G31 and El Richee doing their versions of the tunes. I’ve also got a record with Clinton Sly and Danger Man dropping soon. Those are the first two releases on my new imprint Green House. I have some remixes coming out for RCola’s Junglist Sound project on JungleX and I did a mix for Titan Sound’s High Grade radio show out of Bristol as well as one for Dubmatix’s Bassment Sessions that preview of some of the releases I’ll be dropping later this year. Over the last few of years, I’ve managed to voice many talented singers and getting these finished and out is now my top priority.
When did you start making music and what made you start?
As a small kid, I loved listening to records. Queen’s Flash Gordon soundtrack stands out in my mind. My friends and I used to record our own radio programmes to cassette with our favourite tracks and we’d do the intros and voiceovers like a radio DJ. I began to actually DJ when I was 16 and a friend in an industrial band called Epoch3 had a room full of analogue synthesizers that got me into making my own productions a few years later. A trip to London in 1994 really go me into jungle and from there I discovered my love for reggae.
How would you describe your current sound?
I call everything I do reggae. I love digital reggae, dub, dubstep and jungle. It’s all good as long as it has the foundation in the roots.
Who are your biggest influences; musical or otherwise?
Musically, some of the biggest influences to my sound (in no particular order) are Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Dubmatix, Radikal Guru, 7FT Soundsystem, RSD, 6blocc, Reggae Roast, Maffi, Disrupt and G-Corp. I saw Jah Shaka on the King Shiloh Soundsystem a few years ago around ADE and it was a mind blowing experience. I love working with singers. I find inspiration with every singer I’ve had the pleasure to work with.
What is an average day in your life?
Lots of music, coffee, herbs, web updates, reading and more music.
What are some of your pet peeves?
Unprofessional people really bug me. I like good, honest communication. I try to keep surrounded by positivity so I supposed negative people are a pet peeve, as well.
Thinking back to your childhood, what were your first experiences with music? What songs do you remember most as a child?
The aforementioned Flash Gordon soundtrack, along with the Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back soundtracks stick out. My family was not overly musical, however my Nan used to play me old polka records when I was really little and my aunt used to take me to big band dances with her senior citizens friends.
Do you have any other interests or talents that you would like to share?
Being 6’6”, I can reach things up high that a lot of others can’t.
How do you like to relax when you are not making music?
When I’m not making music or DJing, I like to chill with my girlfriend and our pets and eat her wonderful vegan cooking.
Is there anything else you'd like to tell us?
Watch out for a bunch of new releases this year from me on Green House, Balanced, JungleX and others and check out my website for all the latest news.