Maduk is not only an in-demand and award winning producer & DJ (he is exclusively signed to the mighty Hospital Records), he is also the co-owner of Drum & Bass multi-media powerhouse Liquicity. April saw him host his own night ‘Maduk & Friends’ at the legendary club Melkweg. He’s also just released the online version of his remix of Memro – Altitude. We felt honoured to get 5 minutes to catch up with this producer & DJ at the top of his game.
Life must be pretty exciting you. You’re signed exclusively to Hospital Records and co-owner of Liquicity Records. Where do you find the time to produce?
Haha! Yes that is very difficult, especially because producing music isn’t is something that always works out. Sometimes you can write for weeks without getting anything good together, sometimes you make 4 good tracks in one week. Since I started producing I have always focussed on the quality over quantity, I think I have relatively very few releases but people can enjoy them for a longer time. This is something that comes in handy since I have less studio time at the moment.
What attracted you to remix Memro’s Altitude?
I have known the original since I got into Drum & Bass myself. It was a pretty underground track and I believed it originally never was even finished, so that is why I wanted to make a 2017 rework of it.
Your remix of Altitude is the online release, but this backs on to very special 4 track white vinyl release of your Liquicity classics. How did this come about?
A lot of my tracks have been released on vinyl and people seem to appreciate it and really started to collecting them. Pressing just a vinyl for 1 track is a waste of work, time and opportunities, so we looked at older releases without a vinyl press. These 3 tracks made the most sense!
What reaction have you been getting personally since the release?
Putting out new music always gives me a lot of energy and motivation. The track has been featured on both Liquicity and UKF so this generates a lot of nice comments and plays!
Every producer has their musical influences. Who are your biggest influences in the scene at the moment?
I’m not sure if I have influences at the moment, I barely listen to music myself. All time inspiration comes mostly from Pendulum, Danny Byrd and Logistics I think.
You’ve had a host of releases across some of the top labels in the scene. What advice do you have for any up and coming dnb producers?
Make music that you like and feel yourself, rather than what is popular. Also make a lot and don’t expect to have the perfect track or hit record straight away. You learn from every track you make, make use of this! Always try to improve 😄
You recently hosted you own night ‘Maduk & Friends’ at the legendary Amsterdam venue, Melkweg. How was that?
AMAZING! What can I say, a sold out Melkweg (1300 people) and a 3 hour set in front of all my fans and friends. It doesn’t get any better.. Next year an even longer set
What’s next for you?
Liquicity Festival 2017! For the first time we will do a weekend festival with probably one of the biggest liquid drum & bass line ups ever seen. Music lovers from all over the world united for an intimate festival weekend, I can’t wait.
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