One of the pioneers of the dubstep scene, Hatcha, is back with the follow-up to his Pure Dubstep compilation.
We caught up with him for a quick chat about the new CD.
How long has the CD been in the making?
Well we had been planning it for months before mixing it. It also takes a couple of weeks to sort the tracklisting and licensing, plus a day in the studio for each mix, so a fair while. It’s all good fun though.
How did you go about piecing the compilation together?
Basically there was a lot of music we initially went for, so we started off with a massive tracklisting to try and go for all styles across the genre and cater for everyone.
Then we just break that down as the licensing happens. We then spent a while in the studio piecing each mix together and taking the odd break for a Wagamama’s and a laugh.
The compilation is a really eclectic mix of bass music – from Addison Groove to Flux Pavillion, what made you go for such a mixed line-up?
There are so many different flavours and styles in dubstep right now and we wanted to cater for everyone. The mixes have to be diverse in order to really reflect the scene as a whole.
What are your current thoughts on where dubstep’s going?
Dubstep is taking over the world and that’s a really good thing. It will always have its strong underground connection and underground following though. I think the scene is really strong at the moment and flourishing all round.
What are you favourite tracks from the compilation?
There are so many good ones – I really couldn’t pick a couple and just leave out the rest.
What’s next for Hatcha as a DJ and producer?
Just keep pushing the Sin City label. We’ve got some big releases and a Sin City US tour with N Type coming up. Also pushing myself forward and keeping positive. I’ve got some big remixes coming out soon and working on some strong solo stuff which is great.