This week's 10 To Answer features Sickflip

06.11.2012

A returning item on our website will be 10 To Answer. 10 questions to one of our artists. This week we have Sickflip.

Who are you and where are you from?
I'm a DJ /music producer /student from Mumbai, India.

When did you start producing?
I started fiddling around with DAW's when I was about 15/16 years old but actually got around producing release worthy content about two years back.

What are the tracks people should know you of?
Tracks from my debut EP - "Tricky Trap" & "Chainsaw Wreckage".

What hard- and software do you use to produce your music?
I use Ableton Live and a bit of Logic as software to produce on. No extraordinary hardware. Just the Native Instruments Maschine and M-Audio Axiom 49.

What are your musical influences?
Quite a few on the list. But to name a few - Bassnectar, Amon Tobin, Noisia, Koan Sound, BB King, Buddy Guy, Asa, Antibalas, Seun Kuti, Nicolas jaar, Gramatik, Mount Kimbie, Tricky, Orchestre de la Pailotte, Trolley Snatcha, Mala, Caspa, Benga & Opiuo.

Can you tell us something about your first dj gig?
My first DJ gig was back in late 2009 in a small intimate venue with me opening for a Drum & Bass night in Mumbai at Zenzi. I played a straight Dubstep set for about an hour. It was a great party with a considerably open minded audience.

What's the coming gig you are really looking forward to and why?
My upcoming gig is at Bonobo towards the end of November. I'm really looking forward to it since its in my home city and playing music for/with a whole bunch of close ones in is extremely delightful. :)

What can we expect from you in the near future?
I intend to collaborate with a lot more artists, write a lot more original music and drift towards a more live setup in the near future for my gigs.

Who's the artist you would love to make a track with (dead or alive)?
I would absolutely love to make a track with Noisia. 

Any personal message to the fans?
Yes, I guess I'd like to say listening to music ( written by me or other artists) is much better without trying to categorize it into genres. That gives the 'listening' bit more emphasis, which is really the point of any form of music at the end of the day.

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