1. For those that might not have heard of you, can you give a short introduction?
A: Midland Sparks is my solo project, conceived to showcase the freshest sounds of modern electronica. Treading deep into a multiplicity of genres, Midland Sparks works on a newfangled sound which is contemporary, unorthodox and takes refuge in latter-day bass music. Think lingering bass-lines, sombre yet crisp beats, unstinting atmospheres and floor-rumbling grooves. An unbridled experiment wholly intended on carving out a niche, it is fraught with assorted influences and evolves at every passing juncture.
3. How and when did you discover Drum and Bass?
A: Discovered drum n bass in my school days with Prodigy n Pendulum on the interwebs of course.
A: I think it’s great. We have a healthy flow of established artists come down and a lot of Indian talent taking it up as well. Since the last few years it’s been evolving like mad with so many new promoters coming up new festivals and events!
A: KRK Rokit 6 Monitors, AKAI APC-20, Audio Technica M-50 Headphones, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Sound Card.
A: I’ve been exploring sounds like footwork, jungle n trap a lot lately, so you can expect some hybrid new school bass tunes some time soon.
7. Can you list 3 tunes you are feeling right now (any genre) and give a short reason why?
A: Fracture – From Early – Get’s me grooving always.
Shlohmo – Emerge From Smoke – Vibes Galore!
Homesick – Feelin Me, Feelin U
Have been digging the new age footwork sound lately.
A: Cannot lock down one one, but my favorite gigs are always in my hometown venue – The High Spirits at a night that I co-host called The Local Scene.
A: Haha it has to be the requests and the ridiculous “it’s my birthday, plz play dis song”
02. Stray – Award Tour
03. Machinedrum – The Palace [Exit Records]
04. Om Unit – Sleepwalkers [Metalheadz]
05. Beastie Respond – One More Second [Exit Records]
06. Kaytranada – Killa Cats [HW&W Recordings]
07. Instra:mental – First Level 2B [Exit Records]
08. Danny Scrilla – X (Moresounds Remix) [Cosmic Bridge]
09. Abstract Elements – Essence of Time [Exit Records]
10. Outer Heaven – Genjutsu [Proximity Records]
11. Graphs – Broken legs [Cosmic Bridge]
12. Chimpo – Dooms VIP [NB Audio]
13. Nickbee & Sunchase – Zoned [Horizons Music]
14. Graphs – Sever the Heart [Cosmic Bridge]
15. Hyroglifics – Digital Future [Proximity Records]
16. Clarity – Cold Blank [Samurai Music]
17. Sam Binga – Tek Nuh Chat [Critical Music]
18. Ivy Lab – Sunday Crunk (Mefjus Remix) [Critical Music]
19. Fracture – Get Busy (feat. Dawn Day Night) [Exit Records]
20. Chimpo – Bun it (ft Fixate) [Exit Records]
21. Sophie – Hard (Hyroglifics Remix) [Independent]
22. Dizzee Rascal – I Don’t Need a Reason [Universal Island]
23. Fracture & Chimpo – From Early [Metalheadz]
24. Alix Perez & Stray – Rip n Dip [Independent]
25. Machinedrum – Back Seat Ho (Rustie Remix) [Ninja Tune]