What is the significance of Trash Electro to you and why have you made it your focus genre?
Trash electro appeals to my personality to be honest, its crazy Filthy and out of control! Most top trash electro artists are performers rather than a DJ, they are high energy characters witch bring the crowd to life. I love it and it is recently becoming very musical instead of just head banging basslines. I just wished SA had more of a following nationwide instead of just residing in Cape Town.
Its been unbelievable, being signed to such a well known record label really pushes you to work at your best and my music has drastically improved! I get to work with artists who I have idolized over the years. It’s also a label that I have admired over the years and their success speaks for itself, they have had countless Beatport number one’s!
You are from Durban, how does the local Deep House sound lend into your own taste and production style?
This is bait embarrassing but I’ve never been into the whole deeper sound vibe, its great for bars and lounges, but to me its seems like it never seems to progress. You can go to Durban now and guaranteed they still playing the same old deep house from ten years ago! But saying that I used to get really loose to the deep funk at TILT nightclub every Friday.
How important is it for music to be ‘face thrashing and in your face‘?
Well as a trash artist if its not something that is going to make you loose your mind then you not doing a good job! The basslines and synth sounds must be very aggressive and want you to explode on the dance floor. Just go to The Assembly when Haezer is playing and you will see for yourself!
What do you think the local SA Dance scene could do with more and less of?
This is a question that seems to be going around a lot lately. SA dance scene is dominated by the Commercial scene. Very chilled music that you hear on the radio. I think SA could do with promoting successful electronic acts more! There are some already witch have done so much internationally but but still the locals have no idea who they are. SA definitely needs to have more a more variety of artists and performers rather than seeing the same faces every week.
I have to ask, why the ice hockey mask and what is the symbolism behind it?[Laughs] It’s an Ichigo Hollow mask. I saw it in an animation series and fell in love with it years ago. Its symbolizes Deep Filth’s character my alter ego. When it’s on expect madness and abusive body damage, nothing can stop me except for the power cutting out!
Look Out for his next EP titled ‘My City By Night’ coming out next year with massive remixes by Nadisko, Pascal & Pierce, Enough Weapons and Riot Squad. He promises that this EP is going to be a monster and is attracting a lot of interest from everyone who hears the tracks.
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