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.
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