Floyd is a former Soul and Hip-Hop music lover who veered onto the rhythms of House and Techno music in his late teens after he was overcome but the sounds of Daft Punk, Masters at Work and Kerri Chandler. He’s now since that impelling force found his niche in the rhythms.
A Westminster University alumnus qualified in Music Business and Production Floyd now co-owns a record label Uberbeat with his first vinyl release ‘Ms Cooper’ on Dogmatic with Ruben John. A tune inspired by DJ Koze, Mathew Dear, Cassy Daft Punk, MAW and of course Kerri Chandler.
His work has been showcased at some of London’s premier events and venues such as Glastonbury, Get Loaded In Park, Unit 7, Zombie Ate My Brain, The End/AKA, Platinum, Excuse the MESS, Creche and Jaded.
He’s now moved back to South Africa after living and working in the Queen’s land for the past six years to explore and grow within ‘home style’ root of an ever burgeoning Underground Techno scene.
What makes you happiest about what you do?
My job’s a party! When we are all vibing and dancing to the same song – that moment in the night when you have a couple a hundreds in your pocket, a drink in one hand and you’re thinking “Oh my, anything could happen tonight!”
How far would you say the music goes in defining who you are?
It is everything… [Pauses] then again without being clichéd, it’s an extension of who I am really. A big part of expression like having meaning to it, you know if you like your music deeply and soulfully you probably like your girls that way too. [Laughs and winks]
Definitely the Glastonbury Festival, it was the amalgamation of all sorts of music lovers. We were playing and the sun was coming up. The stage was a tank and everyone had on these disco outfits looking worn out and disco damaged and nobody cared. They were just all in it for the vibe of the music. Summer Disco! It felt like the soundtrack to a movie that was our lives in that moment.
What are some of your core favourite genres?
I like any music with depth, music that is obviously accessible. Delivered in such a way that it’s understandable to the listener in a way that they can feel it, even without knowing exactly what it’s about or how it is made up.
What is your take on Commercial vs. Underground and where do you place yourself?
I’m beyond commercial you know, up in the clouds [Laughs] Nah… I’m joking. I guess I could be known as liquid commercial. Just because everything starts off as underground until it hits radio. There is more crappy Underground music than there is Commercial. Commercial is slapped with the sell-out label because it gets more exposure and we hear it more and more all over the place.
Experimentation of his sound and accessibility to his fans is big for Floyd. For producers this is a growing important factor in order to create new and exciting music that keeps our ears fresh for enjoying that worth listening to.
INTERVIEWER: Mary Honeychild