The UK is alive and kicking with a reinvigorated sound inspired by the depths and abstract frequencies of bass music. However, what is perhaps more prevalent than ever is a wave of musicians drawing upon experimental sounds and elements from further afield. The art of sound design is now more important and intricate than ever before, with futuristic technology and hardware playing a key part in the evolution of the electronic music genre. Production techniques are becoming more unique, new ideas and processes are leading us forward into unchartered territory and the conceptual assortment of sound is now as valuable and singular as the music being presented itself.
Lurka is a longstanding UK based producer who has released a wealth of material across a number of prominent labels over nearly ten years. From Box Clever back in the day to Black Acre, Wisdom Teeth and Timedance more recently.
Lurka is set to return to Timedance with a new EP in the coming weeks, a release which truly showcases his evolution as a musician and studio guru. We asked him to take us through the producers, musicians and bands who have helped him to learn new techniques, forumalte his own style and push things forward.
Buy the new Lurka EP HERE.
Back when Skream was doing his “Stella Sessions” on Rinse FM, he was making such a variety of quality music in Dubstep. Every week you could tune in and hear several new Skream dubs of completely different flavours. I can’t think of anyone making such a broad range of styles as convincingly as he was back then, certainly not the sheer volume of them! This taught me how much you can really mine out of a certain template, more than you probably think! “Shake-it’ is towards the end of this era but for me it exemplifies the range of influences that went into his music.