[interview] meet Batu, protege of Pinch and Peverelist - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.
What’s it like studying in Bath? It doesn’t seem like a standard university town. It’s fairly quiet. But obviously you’ve got Bristol close by. I’ve got mates there who are doing music and are on similar vibes to me, and you can see a lot of good music there. But at the same time, I quite like not being right in the centre of things. You can do your own thing and be a bit separate from what’s going on. I haven’t been going out that much particularly.
The course you’re on, you were saying loads of other people have passed through it. Yeah it’s got some quite famous graduates. Appleblim and Gatekeeper, Headhunter – Addison Groove – and more recently Asusu. Lurka as well.
via Kmag: You’ve recently moved to city of Bristol, what’s it like to now be part of such an inspirational music scene and how does it differ to Bath? Fast-paced and life-changingly amazing. There is far too much talent and vibe here for a single human to handle and I’m not around my family as much anymore, after living with my mum for 20 years.
I currently reside in a house with a duo called My Nu Leng and another producer called Rowl. Collectively we’re a truss of 4 musical soul mates and I’ve got so much love & respect for everything they’ve ever done and ever will do, both in and out of music. They ‘run it’ for me personally! This mix is for them (primarily).
I’m also working on some new projects with different people under new aliases that’ll soon arise, maybe at the end of the year or the beginning of next, alongside my debut live set. Super busy - but it’s a nice headache if you know what I mean…
What are your plans for the rest of 2013? Predominantly in terms of releases, there’s stuff forthcoming on Apollo/R&S, Voyager/The Crescent, EMF/Mindset and a Swiss label called Demand Records.
TMSV - You Peverelist - Roll With The Punches Mala - Changes (Harmonimix) TMSV - Foxhound Commodo - Space Ca$h Kromestar - Disagree Alpha Steppa - Two Sacred Swords ft. Lutan Fyah (DJ Madd Remix) Mala - Stand Against War The Illuminated - Scavenger VIP Cluekid - Spider Monkey DJ Madd vs Horace Andy - Cuss Cuss (TMSV Remix) DJG - Rivet TMSV & Widowmaker - Persei Kromestar & Jay 5ive - Mind Pattern Kahn & Neek - Thief in the Law TMSV - Far Away Kromestar - X-Files Ward 21 - President of Hoochie Land (Danny Scrilla Edit) TMSV - Respite TMSV - Scientific TMSV - ? TMSV - ?