I don’t have any children, and thanks to the good people at Trojan Brand Condom© I probably won’t any time soon… But this must be the feeling one gets when your child comes home with an A+ on their grammar test. Big10HouseMafia’s own Matty Sterling has finally found his sound and come into his own as a producer. It brings a tear to my eye that I can finally post his stuff and feel good about it. You did it Matty!
1)Ears Will Bleed (Original Mix)-Matty Sterling ***FUEGO***
Dirty Dirty Electro in the same vein of Skrillex. Sterling kills it. He produces, he sings on it, I was not expecting something this dope but he pulled it off with flying colors. Now Big10HouseMafia followers you must be up on his every move.
1) The Island Pt. 2 (Dusk)-Pendulum ***FUEGO***
Wow. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been hit this hard by a track. While Pendulum has gained world renown for their Drum & Bass, this track shows that their Dirty Electro is up to snuff as well.
Why? Because he’s the next Wolfgang Gartner, and he’s poised for big things.
I had the privilege of chatting with Mord on the eve of his brand new release which has taken Beatport by storm.
1)The Electric Dream (Original Mix)-Mord Fustang ***FUEGO***
Sorry guys, I can only give you a little tease, a preview of the fuego. Support your new favorite artist and pick this 6 minute banger up on BEATPORT!
B10: Describe your “sound” in a run-on sentence with a lot of made-up adjectives.
MF: An adventurously nude fluctuant immaculate rainbow-coated thunderstorm with arpeggios, 1-up mushrooms and disco basslines, plus a wobble or two.
B10: Your two previous works which are featured on your myspace are straight up Dubstep at its best. How did you decide to make the transition over to Electro-House for your first major release on PlasmaPool?
MF: Oh, you know, dubstep is everywhere right now and the two tracks were in fact created just for fun, to experiment. Especially “Mushroom Disco”, which also shows my affection to the 8-bit era of video games. I’ve actually been a fan of electro house much longer than I’ve been a fan of dubstep. I have a very varied taste in music from Deadmau5 to something like King Crimson.
B10: Speaking of PlasmaPool, the record label is poised for big things in 2011, behind the amazing leadership of Miles Dyson. Unlike many DJ/Producers who own their own label, Dyson seems very hands-on with PP. How did you get involved with his label?
MF: I had been following Miles and Plasmapool for a while, totally loving his sound. The day I finished “The Electric Dream”, I immediately sent them the demo, to which the label gave a quite quick reply. Miles is an awesome guy and I wish to meet him in person some day.
B10: The internet, and the blogosphere in particular, has become somewhat of a double-edged sword for Electronic Artists. In one regard, for an up-and-comer like yourself, the hype that you can build on the blogs is unprecedented. At the same time, the downside is that often blogs feature music for download illegally and can cut into your profits. What are your thoughts on the “give and take” that this relationship presents to the artist?
MF: Filesharing will never go away so there will always be piracy. I just hope that a good chunk of the pirates are actually not pirates at all, they just sample the stuff and are more likely to pay for legally obtained music than people who don’t download at all. So yeah, as long as there’s people out there who will still buy what they perceive to have value, it’s all good.
B10: What kind of set-up do you have in your studio? What midi-controllers/plug-ins are you using to make these amazing tunes?
MF: My studio is my laptop with Ableton Live. I also use FL and Reason for different stuff, but Live is the core of it all. Off the top of my head, some of the plug-ins I use are Minimoog, Sylenth1, Nexus and Live’s Operator. I have to say I am not a fan of sample packs and I rarely use any. I like making stuff myself. Also, I have no controllers, so everything is programmed with my mouse.
B10: One of America’s hottest electro-house producers, Skrillex, has gained world-reknown for his prowess in producing both Electro-House and Dubstep. Can we expect a return to Dubstep for Mord Fustang? Or have you decided to take your focus in a separate direction.
MF: Yes, there will probably be some of that, but there will definitely be more of the electro sound aswell.
B10: If you could collaborate with any other producer in the studio who would it be and why?
MF: There are many artists I’d love to collab with, but for now, I’ll say Deadmau5. I remember hearing his stuff for the first time a few years back and it was quite enlightening for me.
B10: You are headlining Ultra Music Festival’s Main Stage. There are upwards of 70,000 people staring at you in eager anticipation. What 3 non-Mord Fustang records do you play, and why?
1) MMHMM (Original Mix)-Hatiras
Funky as hell, loving the filtered house feeling as well as the blips.
2) Grand Theft Ecstasy-Feed Me
This is such an inspirational tune! Electro house at its best!
3) Return of the King (Lazy Rich Remix)-J Scott G, Imprintz, Kloe
Totally hits the correct notes for me. Love it!
B10: 2011 Is already proving to be the year of the Fustang, with The Electric Dream already garnering incredible hype, and people labeling you as the next “wunderkind”. What will 2011 hold for Mord Fustang? Will you be supporting any artists on tour or *Fingers Crossed* perhaps a US appearance?
MF: There is definitely more to come from Mord Fustang. No particular tour plans yet, but I can’t rule anything out. I just hope everything goes well. I wish you all the best! Thanks for the interview!
What a guy. Stay tuned, Mord Fustang is about to take over the world.
1) Raw 2 Da Floor (Lazy Rich Remix)-Calvertron *Hot*
I’m so sure that they took a “Lola’s Theme” sample and turned it into a Dirty Electro masterpiece.
Correction: As reader Dennis points out, Calvertron has sampled, “Armand Van Helden’s 1999 clasic, You Don’t Know Me.” Good Ear!
A re-recording of the first hour of my opening set for Skrillex from last thursday. Enjoy 🙂
1)Winter Mix 2011-Jack Mulqueen ***Fuego***