I first chatted to Bournemouth based producer Overlook around a year ago when he was interested in a slot at one of our nights, and it was also around that time that he’d just started producing. So it’s pretty mad that in just over a year behind a DAW he’s had a few tunes signed digitally to labels such as Broken Audio, IM:Ltd and DSCI4, and even more unbelievable that he’s just signed a limited 7” release on Loxy’s label CX. He answered a few questions for us and hooked us up a little guest mix with some seriously moody dubs!
Easy Jason, Tell us a bit about yourself firstly, how old are you, where you from, and what are your interests?
Hello! I just turned 19 in February an I’m from sunny bournemouth! I just enjoy watching movies and listening to music 24/7 really.
How long have you been into d&b, and when did you start producing?
I’ve been into drum and bass for about 4 years now, started on the jump up stuff but things got a bit deeper as time passed. I’ve been producing for about a year and 5 months or so!
What three albums couldn’t you live without?
I would say, Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full, Wu-Tang – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) & Massive Attack – Blue Lines.
Who are your main musical inspirations?
D&B wise i’d say Ed Rush & Optical, Konflict, Data, Loxy, Doc Scott and D-Bridge, but there’s just too many to mention really! In other genres I’m influenced by so much, Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin, Jimi Hendrix, Martha & The Vandellas, Ray Charles, Vangelis, literally everything influences me!
What equipment do you use?
For production I just use Reason 5 at the moment, but I’ll be moving on to Cubase & Native Instruments this year i think.
How would you describe your sound?
This is a hard one, as it changes depending on the mood im in, but anything from Deep minimal stuff to some heavy dancefloor bits, I like to dabble in everything really!
Have you had any releases yet, or got anything forthcoming?
I have a tune coming out on IM:Ltd called ”Memento” with a great artist called Cohere and I’ve also signed tracks to Broken Audio with local artist and a close friend called Mono. Just today I signed 2 more tracks, one with Cohere which is coming on the new ”Spy Technologies 6” CD is released by DSCI4, and a solo track called ”Shibito” which will be coming on Loxy’s label CX in limited edition 7” vinyl and digital formats.
If you could have a release on any one label, who would it be?
I think it would have to be either Metalheadz or 31 records.
Where are you planning on taking things in 2011?
This year I just plan to keep working hard on music and fingers crossed people like it! I’ll be starting a project with 2 great producers who I can’t reveal the names of as yet, but keep an eye out!
Any last words or shouts?
Will have to give some shouts to the bournemouth lot, Judda, Lecta & Krakota, also to Loxy, Trace, Mono, Cpr, War, Mateba and Fade. Once again there is just too many people to mention so thank you to everyone. Cheers!
Download the guest mix here (will be on Soundcloud soon!): http://www.sendspace.com/file/kcn42f
Mr Foul – Rude Boy Town [DSCI4 Dub]
Break – Authentic [Quarantine]
Cern – Eastern Gates [Samurai Music]
Vicious Circle – Bleak [DSCI4]
War – Rafale VIP [DSCI4 Dub]
Spectrasoul – Tectonics [Deep Soul Music]
Cause 4 Concern & Fierce – Carrier [Quarantine]
Sinthetix – Chain Reaction [Ohm Resistance]
Data – Prowl [Inside Dub]
Abstract Elements – Erpeh [Respect]
Mortem – Death Star [Dub]
Overlook – Always & Never [Dub]
Check out Overlook’s Soundcloud here: http://soundcloud.com/overlookdnb