Bristol’s ∆dmin is a name that has been floating around blogs, groups, forums etc. for some time now. ‘You Don’t Know Her’ is evidence why – the track has a certain measure and precision to it that sets it apart from the work of a lot of other young producers. We’re delighted to have ∆dmin give us the exclusive, and had a quick word with him too.
- Hi Adam, please introduce yourself to the Get Some readers and tell us a bit about how the ∆dmin project started?
Hey there, My name is Adam Wickens currently living in Bristol but i originally hail from Winchester. At the moment i’m studying a film-making course in Bristol but if i’m not doing that i’m listening to house music, persuading other people to listen to house music and trying to make my own.
- Have your musical tastes and production focus progressed over the years since you started?
Definatly, when i started production (a couple of years ago) I was really into where the future garage scene was going but these days i’m much more influenced by house music. For me a combination of nice, floaty synths and strong 4×4 beats is ideal for what i want others to experience on the dance-floor. I still take influences from alot of garage but my focus has really shifted from when i started.
- Why do you think so many producers and DJs have been turning focus to slower genres?
I couldn’t really say, but for me it was based around the more music and artists i’d learned about over time. When i was younger and didn’t produce i was pretty much just following trends based on what others and my friends listened to, but as i started making my own tracks it felt like i needed to do more research. Listening to alot of 90′s house and disco really changed my influences and what style of music i wanted to make and play
- Do you find more influence in current productions or do you tend to draw on older sources?
It would always be a mixture of the two, new music from the like of exploited and futureboogie always grabs my attention whilst i always find myself listening back to classics from the likes of Larry Heard, Kerri Chandler and many other legends in the genre.
- Has being based in Bristol had any effect on your music? And, how do you find the music scene there? Can you name drop some up and coming producers from the area we should be checking out.
The house scene is Bristol is peak at the moment.. Alot of great names in House music pass through the city while many already reside here. The music scene in Bristol is one of the reasons that i decided to move, so if anything Bristol was probably influencing my music before i even got here! Artists such as Outboxx, Artifact, Kowton, Hackman, Lukas and Christophe are constantly providing inspiration and support, alot to expect from them.
- What can we hope to see from you in terms of releases and events over the next 6 months or so?
I have my first 12″ release forthcoming on Glasgow Underground very soon, which features some smashing remixes. I’m hoping that will come out late 2012 or early next year, so keep watch for that. i’m playing alot of upcoming nights in Bristol this year too, looking forward to appearances at nights such as Piff, Ilkin and 4ours alongside Fantastic Mr Fox, Indigo, Crump, Snygg and Maribou State.
- A quick word on the track you’ve kindly given us.
Deep house track I finished recently, nice little old skool vocal in there, enjoy!
- Finally, please complete the following sentence: Get Some…
More House Music in Your Life!