Get To Know : Stompz


Stompz has become a formidable force to be reckoned with in the realm of drum and bass currently. Fresh off a massive release on Prototype Recordings we sat down with the badman to chat music and snackfoods.

What are your main musical production influences?

As far as artists go I’d probably have to say maybe Dillinja, but I find myself drawing from a lot of recent artists moreso, I have a pretty varied taste as far as drum & bass goes, im a big fan of guys like Limited, Voltage, T>I, Serum, but I also find myself listening to a lot of guys like DLR, Breakage, Skeptical, Alix Perez, Halogenix. I try and draw elements from a lot of the current sounds and just blend them together to create something I like the sound of. But I also listen to a lot of Roots reggae and hip hop.

What are your main influences of production outside of music?

Its hard to say really, my mood at the time I think really affects how I create music, there’s nothing like smashing your anger out on a dark heavy roller.

What are your top five drum and bass tunes of all time
( as of 2018)

Super difficult, but in no particular order:

DBridge –  True Romance Ft. Vegas

DLR, Break & Randall – Song & Dance

Origin Unknown – Valley Of The Shadows (Awake 98 Remix)

Calibre – Jass

Hazard – Death Sport

Top 5 favorite non drum and bass tunes?

Wu Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck

Souls Of Mischeif – 93′ Til Infinity

Toots And The Maytals – Pressure Drop

The Prodigy – Fire (Sunrise Version)

Bob Marley – Sun Is Shining


Top 5 favorite pieces of production gear.

Yamaha Hs7

Korg MS20

Virus TI2

Voxengo Tube Amp

Xfer Dimension Expander

Best studio snacks.
Lotus Biscuits 10000%

Where do you see jump up in 5 years?

It’s difficult to say, jump up is on the up right now and has been for a while, but now a lot of the older flavours are becoming more prominent in the scene, its hard to guess where a sound will go popularity wise but id like to say itll still be going strong with the rest of the Drum and Bass/Jungle Sound


About Author

Im Jude, if im not staring at Reckordbox, Traktor, or Ableton i sometimes write about music i really like!