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Exclusive Interview: Scottie Deep

With a pair of wicked remixes dropping tomorrow through Ultra Music, we thought it would be a good time to get to know Scott Kinchen (or Scottie Deep as he is also known), a bit better. Versatile and truly unique in his production, we got the lowdown on how working on a Mr G. Sings track came about.

How did your involvement with Ultra first come about?

I’ve always had a ton of respect for Patrick Moxey, David Waxman, Ultra and the footprint they’ve carved with regards to the dance industry so I was very excited to be working with them. The whole story is quite interesting: short version of the story, my very first manager found me on Facebook and we spent a few hours on the phone. Mind you it’s been about 20 years since our last conversation and among other things, he mentioned that he manages an artist signed to Ultra (Mr. G.) and needs some remixes, the rest is history.

Were you already aware of the original?

I was not aware of the original but I fell in love with the vocals as soon as I heard it!

How did approach making two remixes? Was there specific inspiration for each?

There are actually three remixes! I normally do an additional version to keep for myself when I play out. I had a ton of idea’s when I started working on the remix and I wanted to use this remix to bridge what was happening in the mid 90’s with regards to New York house music, hence NYC 94” and attempt to educate the kids. The dub is another lane I like to jump in from time to time, it still has a 90’s backbone but a bit more of today’s deep house sound.

You started up your own label aged 19. What would you say are the biggest lessons you’ve learned from it?

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Staring a label at 19 wasn’t as crazy as it sounds. Keep in mind, I’m from Detroit and Kevin, Derrick and Juan were our role models and they had a great influence on the entire crew. I can say the biggest lesson I’ve learned was how to separate the art from the business; most people don’t know how to do that.

Which is your favorite city to DJ in?

There are still a handful of cities I’ve yet to play but there is something about Manchester. They really get it… I’m really excited to start touring again; I have a lot to share.

Could you give us any details of other releases coming this year?

Since I’ve officially started working again, the projects are beginning to pile up and they are all major label projects but I can say that I’m most excited about my own release Scottie Deep feat Mya (Yes, that Mya) There a bit of a tug-of-war going on between two labels within Universal Music Group but UMG will be the parent label that my single will be released. I think I just got something on the Hunger Games Soundtrack as I’m doing this interview. My manager is the truth!

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