Rhymos

Where are you currently based?

I am based just off the south coast of England in a city called Portsmouth.

For those not already familiar with your sound, how would you describe your music genre?

There are many sub genre’s which I think can get a little confusing at times, so to keep it simple I will say house and techno.

How did you get into music?

I use to listen to my Dad’s tapes that he used to bring back from rave’s when I was 12/13, and when I was older got a set of decks then started buying records.

I understand you run a label called Whistleblower with Alan Fitzpatrick and Reset Robot, could you tell us a bit about the label? 

Reset Robot is the back bone of the label, he pretty much deals with the more day to day running of the label, and I kind of take an A&R role finding new music. At the moment Reset Robot and myself are using it as a platform to release much of our own music with some remix artists. I’m always open to listening to some good demo’s, so if there are any producers out there sitting on some belters, then please feel free to inbox me.

How did you meet Alan Fitzpatrick and Reset Robot, have you known each other for a long time?

We have been friends since school. So I guess we have known each other for over 20 years now.

Tell us a little bit about the next release on Whistleblower, as I understand it features your own original music?

Yes it is a two track ep from myself which features a remix from Ben Rau. Super happy to have Ben involved, and moving forward there will be a few more collaborations with him.

What’s your writing process when it comes to making music, do you use any specific hardware or computer software?

All my tracks are started and finished in Reset Robots studio, we have been writing music together for 6/7 years now. I am lucky to have the opportunity to work with him, as he is always helping me learn new methods and techniques.  We usually use a combination of hardware and a software program called Reason. I really like the Redrum (drum machine) and Thor (synth) in Reason as they always sound great.

We also use the Elektron Machinedrum for some analogue goodness. Most my tracks start with a simple drum pattern (kick, hats, and claps) and then freestyle from there. I also have my own personal studio space where I often start off the tracks before taking them into the studio with Reset Robot. I’m aiming to hopefully release some more solo projects soon.

https://soundcloud.com/heedthesound/premiere-rhymos-agent-provocateur-whistleblower

Outside of electronic music what are your other interests, and do they influence your sound?

I enjoy going to the gym and watching Tottenham Hotspur play football. I also enjoy listening to podcasts in the gym, and I guess this can then results in some inspiration for the studio. But I generally like to freestyle in the studio, as I think the best ideas always come organically.

What can we expect for you in the future?

I have an ep coming out on Ben Rau’s new label called Meta. It will be the first release to launch his new label… so feel super honoured to feature on this.

I also have a release with a new label called Cultura who have also signed some cool music from artists such as Greg Brockman from Half Baked, the guys behind Cultura are local lads so good to keep it in the community.

I am also in the process of setting up a new label, currently getting the music together and deciding on the way I want the artwork to look, plus of course more music on Whistleblower. So at the moment I’m kept busy with lots of exciting projects.

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