Dylan Interview


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DNBforum had a chat with one of the bad boy freak mofoz of Drum & Bass, Dylan. With a release forthcoming on Goldie's Metalheadz, and the joint "Technical Freaks" album in production, things are certainly looking good for the 29 year old from North London, England.


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1. How old are you?


2. Where are you from?

the devils dungeon...and Hertfordshire originally, now live in north london

3. Do you think your location has affected your success in Drum & Bass?

nah..the devil has really helped me! hell is great for making sick tunes, they have a nice dark studio!

4. What is your first name?


5. How long have you been producing Drum & Bass?

im not sure.. i think since around 95 maybe

6. Do you DJ, and how long have you been mixing for?

do i dj?? what you fags dont even know?? hehe been plaing since i was a kid, mixing electro etc. used to play on pirate radio every week etc.

7. What are your Drum & Bass influences?

i dont know really....at the moment i just like hard nasty tunes, i go through phases, but right now its all about the sickness!!

8. Do you have any other musical interests?

i love metal, used to like hip hop but bit bored of it now , old rap is badass though!

9. How did you become involved in the Drum & Bass scene?

hangin out at strip bars and bumped into quite a few pervs from the scene through a mutual love of dirty girls and sex toys ;]

10. What did you do before Drum & Bass?

i was a proffesional pervert. also did a bit of land surveying and general shit that i wasnt supposed to do (dont tell the cops)

11. What is the Drum & Bass scene like in your area?

dunno...i pretty much stay in smoking magic cigarettes watching movies or messing about with beats and being a rock star slut!

12. 2003 looks to be a good year for Drum & Bass, where do you see it heading?

the darkness is coming back!! thats such a relief.......the cheese must go!!! pleeeaaassee!!!!!!!!

13. B-Key is one of your long time friends, how did you hook up with him?

ive known bkey since we were around 5 years old or something.....we have hung out since then, we were in a breakdance crew together...he can do the baddest turtle!!! and he had a lovely perm back in the day, a bit like Kevin Keegan! (i hate football but the retro hair cuts were dope) he is a real good friend!

14. Do you have a web site?

www.freak-recordings.com check the forum!! and the porn forum!

15. Other than DNBforum, what are your favourite Drum & Bass web sites?

Mine ;]

16. What are your favourite non-Drum & Bass web sites?

god i love loads lol secret ones!!

17. Do you really own 1,000,000 record labels?

oh no not this bullshit again!! i own Freak Recordings, Intasound with Bailey and the forthcoming Freak sub label Obscene!! thats it!! Outbreak is nothing to do with me whatsoever, i want this known because the label is representing tunes that are not my vibe.....i used to own Biotic with facs but he is getting on with that on his own now. i used to run a few labels when i worked at alphamagic, but that was my job, people just assumed i owned them but no!! its all about Freak now mofos!!!



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1. Hardware or software?

a bit of both..i still use my sampler though!!!

2. What hardware/software (use as applicable) do you use to produce?

Mac G4 - Mackie 8bus desk-Akai s6000- Dynaudio BM15 Monitors-Cubase

3. Do you have any mastering tips?

make it fat!!!

4. CD/MP3 or vinyl?

i use cd's as dubs but still love vinyl the best!! dubs are expensive and unreliable so cds are definately better for me. cdj1000/800 are dope!

5. Can you describe your sound?

nope not really...devils brew maybe ;]

6. What projects are you currently working on?

where do i start!! Freak obviously, getting the Intasound label off the ground and my Metalheadz release. im currently remixing a killer from a few years back (More info soon ;]) also an ep for hardware soon. but my biggest project right now is The Technical Freaks lp that myself and Tech Itch are working on. its going to be a killer lp of serious beats from people in our crew including Myself, Tech Itch,Bkey,Bad Company,DKay,Pendulum,Loxy&Ink. Keaton,Hive,Kryptic Minds, John B,Mason,Raiden,Subwave etc. etc. its going to be a seriously sick lp!!! and the therapy sessions, our monthly night down at Herbal in london, its the Third wednesday of the month, cant believe how well its going!! serious beats only!

7. What future projects are in the pipe line?

more tunes with Robyn, A Collaboration with Bad Company and a load more things that i have to keep low untill all confirmed!

8. Do you plan to tour soon? If so, where?

we have a Huge Technical Freaks tour coming up, Myself and tech itch will be touring USA for the whole of october and uerope around it. then im going to Australia, New Zealand,Japan, Thailand and Singapore all before new years...cant wait!!

9. Are you working on any other genres other than Drum & Bass?

i do the occasional down tempo tune, id love to work with a metal band in some way, not sure how but id def be into that!

10. Are there any Drum & Bass artists you would like to work with?

hmmm in not sure really

11. Is there a certain tune you would like to remix?

im remixing one of them right now!! also id love to remix some of Goldies bits, look out for that!!

12. Any chance of a "Land Mine" remix?


13. When can we expect more Hardcore tunes like "The Enemy" and "Ghetto-Dub"?

maybe, kinda done all i could with that style though...but ya never know!!

14. Are there any non-Drum & Bass artists you would like to work with?

id love to work with marilyn manson, Nine Inch Nails, Slipkot, Metallica and i def want a rock style male vocalist!!

15. What Drum & Bass tune are currently at the front of your record box?

Tech Itch & Jakes - Dark Heart Metaphor or headz and the new piece me and Bkey just finished "slave to life" i have so many killers right now i could go on forevor!!

16. How did it feel when you first heard someone drop one of your tunes at a club?

good of course!!!

17. Do you have an favourite "all time" tune?

d&b tune maybe Dillinja-Violent Killer-Heavy!!

18. Turntables.. Technics or Vestax?

Technics and Pioneer cdj 800

19. MCs.. yes, no, or depends?

yes....but good ones!! Armanni Reign and 2shy are my faves!

20. Dubplates.. 10 or 12 inch?

10" when semi but 12" when fully erect!!

21. Computer format.. PC, MAC, or both?

MAC - not into PC's

22. Bootlegs.. yes, no, or depends?

hehe yes i suppose, ive done enough!! real fun to make!



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1. Who is behind Freak Recordings?


2. How did Freak Recordings come about?

wanted my own label so i have nobody to answer to but me and i wanted to release tunes that i loved

3. How long has Freak Recordings been running?

not that long....only 3 releases in, but im so happy with it so far!

4. Can you describe the Freak Recordings sound?

Sleaze n bass

5. How many releases have Freak Recordings put out so far?

3..4 is coming soon

6. Do you have any "exclusive" Freak Recordings artists?

nah, i dont want to tie anyone down, as long as i get hooked up thats all that matters!

7. Do you think the Internet has aided the success of Freak Recordings?

im sure yes!

8. Which artists would you like to see working on Freak Recordings?

i have them!!

9. Who would you like to commission to remix some of the Freak Recordings back catalogue?

i have remixes coming soon from Tech Itch and Kryptic Minds..more TBA

10. What forthcoming releases can we look forward to?
  • Freak004 BeThere4u Remixes
  • Freak005 Dkay -The Martians / Bad Bones Remix
  • Freak006 Keaton & Nitrox - The Batcave / Untitled
  • The Technical Freaks LP which is going to be on a tech itch /Freak joint label
  • Dylan - Metaphor / Untitled ( Metalheadz)
Im not releasing the future prophecies lp anymore....a few little things we couldnt agree on! but look out for a 12" from them in the future!

i have so many great tunes forthcoming...the label is really shaping up nice! and i will only release tunes that i love 100%....im not going to release tunes just because they will sell, i wanna be feeling that shit!!!

11. Do you have any advice for new label managers?

there are far too many new labels being started by everyman and his dog! i advise new producers to get tracks out on established labels and build up your status etc. too many labels around these days!

12. Where do you see Freak Recordings in 5 years time?

hopefully with a slammin back catalogue that i can be proud of!!

13. Where do new producers send their demos?

to me!!

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1. Who is behind Obscene Recordings?

Myself and bkey is going to be involved too

2. How did Obscene Recordings come about?

basically having a backlog of tunes for freak...i dont want to have tunes sitting around for so long! try and keep them fresh for you guys!

3. Can you describe the Obscene Recordings sound?

similar to freak really, its definately not a reject label...it will ger exactly the same treatment as freak!!

4. What forthcoming releases can we look forward to?

got some nice bits lined up!! SKC & Airbarg - Rollercoaster is def gonna be an early one and Silent Witness has done a couple of killers for real!! and of course BKEY!!! plenty more to schedule too!!


1. What's it like being married to Mrs Chaos?


2. Would you class yourself as a freak?

I Try

3. What do you suggest at the first sign of a cold *sniff*?

Complain and get a sexy massage

4. How many joints do you smoke a day?

tree fiddy

5. Have you got a tattoo on your ass?

yes your mother at an orgy with pigs

6. What is your favourite colour?

turd brown or puke yellow

7. If you could move from London, where would you move to?

Philadelphia represent!

8. Do you drive, and what do you drive?

Cortina estate with a bed in the back and paisley curtains, and a BMW compact

9. What is your favourite film?

fuck!! i have tons...couldnt answer that

10. Why did you call it Freak Recordings, is it because you have a life long fascination with fun fairs and freak shows?

not fun fairs..too many pikeys and im scared the rides wil break, a girl friend of mine years ago was on the waltzer and the car flew off and smashed through the barriers etc. never again!! but saying that the spiderman ride at island of adventues in florida is the most craziest sickest ride ever!!!



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Re: Dylan

I would just like to thank Dylan for taking the time out for the interview - Bigups from the DNBforum massive :slayer:

If you are interested in booking Dylan for future events, please contact; Tel: +44(0)7949 319 721 or Email: angermanagementuk@hotmail.com