If you're like me, you've been an avid Dirtyphonics fan for close to 10 years now. With releases spanning multiple different labels from Monstercat to Dim Mak to Circus in a range of different genres, the prolific french producers have always been pushing the boundaries of bass music. For me, It was their early track ‘Quarks' released in 2009 that really made me sit up and take notice. The half time ‘Drumstep' tempo bridged a gap for me between the Drum'n'bass sound that I loved and grew up with, and the half-time feel of the Dubstep movement that was starting to explode in the UK.
Dirtyphonics quickly became one of the pioneers of this bass music explosion, notably their remix of Skrillex's Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites was a huge hit on both sides of the pond and they have continued that raw energy with every release since. Today, their first single ‘Rise From The Dead' was released on LA's premier Dubstep imprint ‘Disciple' and it's an exciting next step in the journey. We caught up with the boys to find out some more details…
Tell us how the relationship with Disciple developed and how the release came about?
We’ve known Ross, Rob and Dan (Disciple) for years even before they started the label and it coincidentally happened that they relocated to Los Angeles
around the same time we did. We had a bunch of Europeans in LA bbq and hangs and we were talking about doing something someday when it all felt right. At the same time we already had worked with a few of the Disciple Artists on collabs and we’ve played many shows with them around the world so it made perfect sense to finally release music on the label. We’ve been following Disciple’s evolution from the early days and we share a common vision of music, work ethics and human relationships which is extremely important to us. We couldn’t work with people we don’t like being around.
Any more collaborations on the horizon with any Disciple artists?
We’ve already worked with Virtual Riot and Modestep and we definitively want to do more with Disciple Artists. We’re all friends so it’s bound to happen at some point. Our fans already know that we’ve been working on a collab with PhaseOne that we’ve been testing out at shows and we can’t wait to finish it and share it with our fans!
Thoughts on Dubstep in general moving into 2019, what artists are inspiring you currently and pushing the sound forward?
The Dubstep scene has never been healthier and there’s no signs of slowing down anytime soon. It’s great to see Artists taking it in different directions with their sounds and creativity and there’s lots of people inspiring us right now. As proud frenchies we’ve been loving what Ivory, Samplifire, Ecraze, Graphyt and the whole new french generation has been making. And obviously spending a lot of time with the Disciple gang they’ve been inspiring us and together we’re all pushing the sound forward!
What are your plans for 2019?
2019 is going to be a huge year for us. It’s starting with the release of “Rise From the Dead” and without revealing too much yet you can rest assured that this is only the beginning. We’ve been super inspired lately and we’ve written a lot of original music. We have a few huge announcements to make in the next following weeks so keep watching our social because big things are coming.