Monday, March 21, 2016

#BassMondays - Folkstep (Interview + Dubplate 012)

For the 12th Dubplate feature for #‎BassMondays, we are super happy to have this one artist who has been supporting us for a long while now. A dear friend and one of our very own, 'Folkstep'.

1. Tell us a little about yourself, the story behind the name ‘Folkstep’ and your choice of music?
A : My name is Dilip Jangid and i’m 26. Born Rajasthani but South Indian by appetite.
Listening to artists like Sub Swara, Nasha Experience (UK), Bandish Projekt back in 2008, I was introduced to Asian Underground and it hit me just right. I was so convinced with the genre that I named my moniker 'Folkstep, with plans to perform/produce only Asian Underground. However, with time my choice and taste evolved and now I like everything from Drum & Bass and all the family genres.

02. How and when did you discover Bass Music?
A: In 2009, when I heard the track “Murder” by Vaski.

3. You have a MBA Marketing graduate. Are you still keeping up with that, or it’s only Music that you’re pursuing? And if you are working in both the fields, how do you manage your time? Also, we hear you’re planning on a new venture, a Food Truck, so can we say we would be hearing some Drum and Bass in the streets accompanied with yum food, in the coming days?
A: Yes, I did my masters in Marketing. In onus of keeping up with both my Academics and Music, I got into Venue programming and Event curation. Well, its effortless to do things that you like and I just try and be active in this space. About the new venture, Yes, being a huge foodie with special love for street food, there couldn't be any better time to experiment with it in India, but now. We (I with a couple of friends) plan to operate as a restaurant to host gigs (maybe) and serve out of a food truck called “The Yello Van”.

4. What do you feel about the Bass scene in India and what are your thoughts on its evolution so far?
A: The Bass scene has evolved like a storm. From all the festivals hosting a dedicated stage for Bass Genres to Solo acts touring India, people have shown some major love towards this genre over time. You see half of the TV commercials today with Bass music and not to forget the movie tracks in Bollywood these days that are following the same footsteps, of course, the mainstream kind. I have certainly witnessed the change in past few years seeing artists like Noisia, Icicle, Teddy Killerz, Netsky, Foreign Beggars, Nero etc. performing in India and would like to see more.

5. What is your studio / DJ set-up?
A: Traktor + Xone K2

06. (If you are producing) What can we expect in terms of future releases and what kind of sounds are you looking to produce?
A: I haven’t been producing much but thats on my ’To Do’ list for a while now, and it shall be a 172 bpm format, for sure.

7. Can you list 3 tunes you are feeling right now.
A: 1. The Upbeats - Dungeon
2. Tennyson - Nightly
3. Urbandawn - Pavlov’s Dog

8. Given your home town is Nashik, tell us what the music scene is like in the city? Any noticeable changes over the years that you might want to share with us?
A: Oh, it has improved drastically, and I would have to mention a special thanks to Sula Fest for the same. Artists performing from all across the countries and genres makes this Wine Capital the Glastonbury of India. But this being a yearly property, people miss having regular scenes and I am hoping The Yellow Van may contribute a bit here and fulfil what's missing.

9. What is the best gig you have played so far. In terms of Sound Systems, Venue and Crowd Response?
A: Undoubtedly, The Humming Tree, Bangalore. Yes.

10. What's the funniest / craziest thing that has ever happened to you during a gig?
A : (With a shy-smug smile)A lady leaves her contact details on a paper napkin on console and I pushed it away thinking its a track request. And later, she happened to bum on the road again where she pulled down her car window on traffic signal only to yell that ‘it wasn’t a request’. Yes, that happened. *stillfeelingstupidaboutit*

11. You just found out that your last gig ever is tomorrow, what would be your closing track?
A: Noisia - Machine Gun (Spor Remix)

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Check out the Exclusive Mix Set I did for Drum and Bass India's Dubplate.

01 Abstract Elements - Pms!!! (Original Mix)
02 Fuj - The Transfer (Original Mix)
03 Signs - Ketama (Original Mix)
04 Bl4ck Owlz - Fake (Original Mix)
05 Hybris - Carousel (Original Mix)
06 Mefjus - Expedition (InsideInfo Remix)
07 Document One - Small Steps (Original Mix)
08 Prolix - Nature Of Reality (Original Mix)
09 Agressor Bunx - Dangerous Materials (Original Mix)
10 Annix - Take It Back (Original Mix)
11 Phace & Current Value - Wild Thing (Original Mix)
12 Mefjus - Suicide Bassline (VIP)
13 Agressor Bunx - Infinity (Original Mix)
14 Audio - Make It Happen (Original Mix)
15 Malux - Turbine (Original Mix)
16 Mefjus - Chaos Theory (Original Mix)
17 L 33 - Rei (Original Mix)
18 Mob Tactics - Get Dirty (Original Mix)
19 June Miller & Teddy Killerz - Wildlife (Original Mix)
20 June Miller & Teddy Killerz - Wildlife (CVPELLV Remix)
21 Ivy Lab - Shamrock (Original Mix)
22 Noisia & Ivy Lab - Possession (Original Mix)
23 Skope & Seppa - Outlaw (Original Mix)
24 Loadstar - Switch (Original Mix)
25 Mefjus - Continuous  (VIP)
26 Shield, Ordure - Dumflad (Original Mix)
27 Agressor Bunx - Tommy Gun (Original Mix)
28 Ed Rush & Optical - Falling Down Stairs (Original Mix)
29 Agressor Bunx - Rhodium (Original Mix)
30 Current Value - Pneumatics (Original Mix)
31 Toronto Is Broken - Voyager II (Original Mix)
32 L33, Gancher, Ruin - Meditation (Original Mix)
33 AKOV - Wartalk (Original Mix)
34 Memtrix & Spor - Darkest Hours (Original Mix)

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