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Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Mr No Hands

RuN RiOT – Interview

With beats phatter than yo’ mamma, his unique peak-time sound combines all things delightful from Dubstep to House to Breaks and beyond and has been met with widespread acclaim. After winning Best New Producer at the International Breakbeat Awards 2011, things are going onwards and upwards for this hot stepper.

See for yourself and grab his FREE mp3s from his Facebook Page now.

LSM Machine catch up with the man himself for an interview

So, you’re signed to Skint… How’s that working out for you? 
Great. They’ve really helped to push things forward. They’re always there to bounce ideas off and they have put my music in places I couldn’t when releasing Ep’s through my own label.

Have you met Norman Cook? 
No, not yet. I head down to the Skint offices in Brighton every now and then so unless he’s knocking about it’ll probably be a while until I do. I almost ran over a Freemason last time I went down though.

You perform your tunes Live, instead of DJing, is that because you hate other peoples music? 
Ha no, there is definitely some boss stuff out there! DJ’ing has never really appealed to me to be honest. I grew up watching live acts such as The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Groove Armada and Leftfield. Seeing an electronic track being recreated in front of you is something special. I never got the same buzz from watching a DJ. That said, people will forever call me a DJ just because I make electronic music… My friends even do it!

If you were to DJ, what would you play?
You can find out in my latest Beatport mix… I occasionally put together minimixes of tunes that I’m diggin at the time – all kinds of Bass music, Breaks, House, Dubstep. The funny thing is, this one hit number 8 in the mix chart alongside the likes of Diplo, Fedde Le Grand and Moguai, and I was number 10 in the top DJ 100… Maybe I should DJ?

What’s your favourite studio toy?
It always changes. It’s probably my Oberkorn CV controller at the moment. It’s a 16 step sequencer for my Moog and it’s great for making all kinds of mistakes on. I always go back to my Korg EMX too for lead sounds and arpeggiators. I’ve been eyeing a 303 clone recently. That’s next on my list.

What did you want to be when you grew up, other than be signed to Skint?
I’ve wanted to be a producer for as long as I can remember. Playing live to packed out festival tents was the dream. I had no idea that everyone and his mate wanted to do the same! A footballer was always pretty high on the list too. I’ll let you know when I grow up…

What’s the best Skint record ever made?
‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’ hands down. I was pretty mad for ‘Everybody Loves a Carnival’ when I was kid too.

Who, other than Fat Boy Slim, is your all time hero and why?
Liam Howlett. The man is a genius and the main reason why I do what I do. Probably helped by the fact that I grew up in the same town as him.

What is your most embarrassing claim to fame?
When I worked for a pop producer as an ideas man I wrote for Stevie Nicks. Oh yes.

Haha, erm… That’ll do it. Is the official RuN RiOT v. Stevie Nicks bootleg due out soon?

Ok then! Thanks for that Tom. Over and out.

About the Author

Chief of 'Operations' on the LSM ward, Mr No Hands created LSM following three years as a singles reviews editor for Mixmag. He's released tracks on Air Recordings, RocStar and BombStrikes, while picking up plays from The Bassbin Twins, Stanton Warriors, DJ Icey, Mat the Alien, Laurent Garnier and the Plump DJs.

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