South London based producer and DJ Skepsis is no stranger to any fan of the UK bass sound. Coming to public attention with a series of heavyweight originals and remixes, his gritty basslines and intricate rhythms have gained him support from both fans and acclaimed artists alike all over the world. Fast forward to the current day, and the 22-year-old Londoner’s meteoric rise shows no sign of slowing. A regular on the club circuit, armed with tunes and mixing skills which never fail to cause carnage in any venue, Skepsis is truly cementing himself as one of the biggest young talents in the scene.
Skepsis recently teamed up with TS7 for Beatport chart topping track ‘Freak’
Listen to ‘Freak’ on Spotify!
- Tell us about the first track that put you on the map in the electronic scene and the journey since. How did you get started?
I’d say the first track which “put me on the map” as such was probably Goes Like. I’d had a couple of reasonably successful bootlegs prior to this, but this was my first popular original track. I released it at the start of 2017, and that track along with my Hypnotical Remix (which released a month later) really changed my career.
- Tell us about your latest project ‘Freak’ with TS7
Freak is a collaboration with my good friend and fellow Crucast member TS7. It came together so quickly, the majority of the track being completed at mine in less than a day! I’m really proud of this one, and it’s one of my favourite tracks I’ve ever made.
- Tell us something we wouldn’t normally find out about you?
I studied American Studies at university, and when I started my degree at 18 years old I could have only dreamed about having a full time career in music.
- What single night out has been most memorable for you as a dj and producer?
Hard to single one out! I’ve played many festivals and clubs across the world, however NASS Festival was unbelievable this year. Also love going to Croatia in the summer for Hideout and Outlook festivals!
- Give us the name of one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you listen to it?
Funnily enough, would be TS7’s remix of I Was Lovin’ You by James Hype. It has so much energy and I play it every set. Never gets old for sure!
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- Dream collaboration and why?
Probably Skrillex. As a 14 year old getting into electronic music I used to look up to him massively – he is an absolute icon. Think I’d be a bit nervous to get in the studio with him though!
- If you could play any festival, which would it be?
I’d probably say Tomorrowland – the production is insane. I played Coachella last year and it was nothing short of insane.
- How do you get a track started? tell us about your production process.
Usually i’ll start with the drums, I think I find this easier as I played them for a few years when I was younger. I feel like that’s the foundation of a track. I’ll also usually start with the drop, which is a bit odd I know.
- Latest project? What are you currently working on?
Just secured my next summer release, which will be announced in the near future. I can also reveal that I’m working on my debut album, which I can’t wait for you all to hear.
- The relationship between a DJ and the audience is crucial, and yet is seems to be a fragile one – how do you see the balance between giving the crowd what they want and treating them to something new?
It’s the age-old question in the rave world – bangers people know, or new music they’ve never heard? From doing my own research I’d conclude that most people prefer a mixture of both, which is exactly how I design my sets. Me personally, I love hearing new music that makes me screw my face up. I always try and do my best to include both though!
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Skepsis & TS7 – ‘Freak’ is OUT NOW!