From banging garage to the dutty drums and bass, Slipz has made a massive impact on the drum and bass scene. From massive sets with his two mates, MC Spyda and Blu Bomma forming the iconic Basslayerz, to huge singles, produced with pure skill and a unique twist on our modern drums and bass.
So it was a pleasure to get to speak with him, and to allow you guys to look in to whats going on with Slipz. So without further ado, lets get on with it…
How’d you come up with the name Slipz?
Its absolutely ridiculous to be honest. I was sat in a science lesson with some of my friends at school and I said we all need to chose a DJ/MC name now. I remember looking on the wall and there was some class work stuck on it and the word Slippy stood out to me. Obviously Slippy developed in to Slipz and so on Slippington is a popular one at the moment.
Can you tell me a bit about how you got into the drum and bass movement?
The short story is, I was never into jungle/ DNB, I was a UK garage/grime man and later on I oved a bit of bassline. I used to work with Spyda in the studio for many years and ended up going to raves with him every week where he was preforming and this is where I started to get into DNB.
What’s your favourite project/ tune you’ve worked on?
Honestly, it’s really hard for me to choose my favourite tune/project, I would say though I have recently been working on some colabs with Nu Elementz and I really like them, they have been going off in the rave.
Can you tell me a bit about your new EP?
My next release is on Subway Soundz and its called ‘Out Ere EP’, that will be coming out on the 24th of August this year. There is 4 tracks on the EP, you can check the clips out on Soundcloud. There is quite a bit going on at the moment collab wise but I don’t want to say too much, I have some collabs with Nu Elementz coming which should be on his and Majistrates label, Bites.
Who’s your favourite DJ to B2B with? And do you have a dream collab?
I haven’t had loads and loads of B2Bs, I recently did on with Majistrate that was wicked to be fair. I’d like to do a B2B with Logan D as well. My favourite B2B was the set I did with T>I in the Basslayerz meets TNA set, that whole set was madness. I don’t really have a dream collab, Majistrate would be a good one.
Have you got a favourite tune at the moment? One that gets the crowd going?
It changes all the time but at the moment its got to be K Motions – Gunshot, that tune fully goes off.
Basslayerz have blown up recently. Can you tell me what its like working with MC Spyda and Bomma?
I think I’ve been doing DNB for about 6 years this year and working with Bomma and Spyda is wicked, we were all friends before deciding to preform together as Basslayerz so it all just comes naturally. I think this is one thing we have on our side is that were all close, like a family.
Anyone in particular that’s inspired your producing or mixing?
Definitely all the artists on Low Down Deep, that’s my kind of style. Mixing wise Maji and Logan D would be up there.
Finally, do you have any advice to the bedroom DJs on getting themselves out there?
The best advice I could give you is don’t give up, even when you think you’re not going anywhere, you never know what’s round the corner.
You can get at Slipz by clicking here, and make sure you stay tuned for his new EP, ‘Out Ere EP’ released on the 24th of this month. Check out his soundcloud for some massive Basslayerz sets and keep your eye out for a rave near you.