Hypercolour are widely regarded as having one of the strongest A&R departments of any UK record label. They have uncovered countless talented producers, and created respected artists out of them; Last Magpie looks to be set for the same fate. We caught up with the Leeds-based producer and found out a little more.
- Hi. Can you first please introduce yourself, and tell us a bit about yourself?
Im a DJ producer from the UK and also work under another moniker. I started this a a personal project that I could do in my own time, in my own way with no pressure.
- What’s behind the name Last Magpie?
Its an idea that came to me as I felt the way I make music was by stealing ideas as different vibes from other genres. It’s got kind of a northern twang to it as well and I am a northerner..
- You’re soon to be one of a fairly exclusive bunch of producers to have released on Hypercolour – including Maya Jane Coles, Mosca, Groove Armada, and Huxley. How did you initially hook up with the label?
I sent them some beats a while back and they were really into them. Especially the track “No more Stories”. They felt it sat well with the ethos for there label.
- Whilst I imagine you would describe you music as house, there definitely seems to be a garage element to this EP. Is that something you’re concious of? Is garage something that has had a strong influence on you as a producer? What else has influenced you?
Definitely. I was well into speed garage, more than the 2-step sound that followed and am heavily into sub bass in my music. Dub and Jungle are also genres I enjoy and like to bring element of into my music.
- What do you think of the music scene in Leeds? Have you DJed in London? How do the scenes differ?
London has a lot more smaller parties and a much bigger scene. In Leeds you kind of know about everything thats happening but its cool as wherever you there always people that you know out n about.
- Can you name drop a Leeds based producer you’re into at the moment?
Youandewan is bang on the money!
- Best DJ set you have seen recently?
Marky at Hideout Festival then Villalobos at the same place. Both totally different yet equally amazing !
- What’s next after this EP?
Got another EP for Losing Suki. Some deeper cuts on this one with a a couple of bassline influenced beats.
- Finally, please complete the following sentence: Get Some…
Bollocks and say what you really think !
‘Where Love Goes’ EP is out on September 20.