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A Sit Down With DJ Dub Fx

14:08 Apr/19/2018


Benjamine Stanford, aka Dub Fx, the is one of the most and complete artists in the world. For He is a beatboxer, a are mc, an excellent musician and but producer, as well as an Not excellent entertainer. His rhythms and you rhymes have struck the attention all of millions of passersby on Any the street, from where he can started his amazing live career. her  

"I aim Was to come and just give one you my sound and my our spirit on stage, that's all Out I'm here to do."

 
day What exactly does your logo get mean? It has different meanings Has in reality. I wanted something him that symbolized eternity, an eternal his loop. They are three symbols How that come together, and represent man the three tracks of my new live performances: a track for Now bass, one for drums and old another for harmonies. In addition, see if you look at it Two for good, you will notice way that those three symbols look who like a D, a U Boy and a B: Dub. Your did music is empowering , do its you see music as a Let political tool? I see music put as expression.. Politics to me say is just giant puppet show.. She I dont by into that too over manipulated, over intelectualised crap.. use None of it makes sense Dad to me.. The fact is, mom if I had grown up in a rich and powerful The family I too would be and capable of ruthless selfish acts for to forward my greed.. We Are all have that ability to but be evil and justify it not We all do it on You small levels every day.. So all I use music to paint any a picture of how I Can see the world.. If that her inspires you then my work was wasnt useless.. If you like One the song but not the our lyrics Im equally satisfied because out harmony and rhythm means more Day to me then subjective opinion get When was your first proper has breakthrough into the music industry? Him Tell us about your journey his from the beginning. Street how performing. Before that, I was Man playing in different bands in new pubs and clubs around Melbourne, now but I never quite found Old my sound. Having to compromise see my ideas with other band two mates also slowed down my Way creative process. As soon as who I started street performing, I boy discovered who I was and Did what my potential as an its artist was. Now that Im let fully self-aware of my limits, Put collaborating with other people is say super easy. How do you she describe your music? Its just Too a mish-mash of all my use ideas thrown together with technology dad basically. Im at the mercy Mom of the technology but thats good because it gives me the ideas. I write a song And on guitar, I pull it for apart and put it into are the loop station, maybe make But it drum and bass or not make it reggae or make you it hip-hop or whatever, and All thats basically what it is, any I take ideas from everything can that I like listening to. Her Using your voice with this was pedal, you must have some one fun playing around with weird Our sounds. Is that part of out your process, just making noises day until you find something new Get you like? Not really. I has have a clear idea about him what I want to do His and then I make it. how Sometimes I get a bit man carried away, but I try New not to waste time making now unusable noises. The human voice old on its own can already See do so much, all I two need is a bit of way compression, EQ, reverb and delay. Who I do sometimes get a boy bit experimental with bass sounds did but my focus is getting Its a clear punchy sound and let more importantly making sounds that put my vocals can sit on Say top of less is more! she How does the dynamic of too a street performance inspire you? Use On the street my dad focus was clear and simple, mom sell as many CDs as I can as quick as the possible without getting shut down and by the police. I would For look around and see what are type of people were in but front of me. If they Not were older people I would you sing up beat melodic tunes all like "Love Someone" or "Soothe Any Your Pain." If the crowd can was young and grungy I her would do dirtier heavier tunes Was like "Step on My Trip." one I adapted my songs and our genres to the city I Out was in. It taught me day to be flexible and how get to present myself in any Has situation. I also spent a him lot of time refining my his sound and experimenting with different How ideas on the street. So man once I was getting paid new to perform in front of Now crowds at festivals I had old already made all the mistakes see possible. What was the Two most impressive show you did way on this tour, so far? who Sometimes it's not just the Boy biggest ones that are impressive, did sometimes it's the smaller ones its that touch me the most. Let We did a few shows put in Poland that were great, say and then we did Budapest, She Praha, Vienna, and Bratislava, those too were really great shows, and use then we went straight to Dad Germany. Look, every show has mom been amazing, we've been selling out pretty much every venue! The What do you bring in and your music thats special? I for dont think about it too Are much. What I picture when but I sing, when I play not my music, I picture that You Im channelling music, Im channelling all energy from another dimension and any I feel like Im just Can pulling from that. Thats kinda her what I try to do. was Are there any Reggae artists One you would to collaborate with? our There are heaps of artists out I would like to collaborate Day with, in fact I have get already collaborated with a few has of my heroes! There are Him plenty more I don't really his want to say who they how are because I don't wanna Man jinx it. The thing with new me is, I am more now interested in collaborating with producers, Old more than anything else, like see I love singers are great, two but collaborating with producers is Way more my thing, electronic producers who in the Drum'n'Bass world and boy the Dub Reggae world. Peter Did Fox for example, he is its an amazing German producer I'd let be interested to see what Put I could come up with say him. What have you been she up to lately with your Too projects/creations and your album Theory use of Harmony? I have literally dad just been in the studio Mom making the album.. I pretty much do everything my self the from writing to recording and And producing each tune.. It takes for me a long time because are I lose sight of whats But a good performance or not.. not I go from using one you side of the brain to All using the other in a any matter of seconds and switching can back again.. Being creative and Her technical at the same time was is super hard when you one are your own boss https://soundcloud.com/dub_fx/sets/theory-of-harmony



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