Interview with Freqax for upcoming Beats For Love 2017
Within Forbidden Society Recordings Label Night at Beats For Love 2017 we prepared an interview with FREQAX (short for Frequency Axe). Freqax is a music production project conceived in 2008 by Adrenalina (aka C9h13no3) and Weirdo on the ground of their two different original styles mixed on the colaboration tunes that they made together, and their many b2b party sessions performed.
It relies on a new form of music languages and genres under a single project based on the knowledge gathered over the many years of experience. Since 2012 Adrenalina decides to quit the project because of his own personal matters, Weirdo remaining the only member.
Forbidden Society Label Night´s lineup consists of Freqax, Forbidden Society, Hallucinator and Katharsys.
Interview with FREQAX
FSRECS: Can you describe the Freqax project?
Freqax – It started in 2008. After a lot of great b2b sessions and cool collabs with my friend Adrenalin, we decided we should make music under a single name. In parallel with our own projects, C9H13NO3 and WEIRDO, we were making music for FREQAX.
Tbh i can’t put my finger on a single genre or better said subgenre of dnb i like to make. I like to combine hard stuff rhythmic structures with fat neuro basslines, also i like to add some hardcore synth in there so the pack can be complete.
FSRECS: For someone new to drum and bass, which Freqax tracks would you send them to first?
Freqax – I.ve recived a lot of messages from people who were saying that Political Crime, The Witch, Stories of the dead, Lies and blood, World in a box, We the world and many more have made them get into drum and bass. I.m really happy and it really means a lot for me, and probably for everyone whos doing any kind of art, to know that i inspire and my tunes makes people interested in the genre. Probably i would recomand mostly my last album, Meant to Believe, containing 14 tracks, its emotional and heavy, i think its a good start for someone new to drum and bass.
FSRECS: How did you get to producing the bass music?
Freqax – I started listening electronic music since i discovered The Prodigy in 93-94 on MTv. My parents bought my first PC in 1995 and from that time i started experience with it. I was using a really really old modem to get connected to the almighty internet through dial up and to just search for videos, concerts, sample packs and of course porn :)). Long story short it started as a curiosity for me, i wanted to make what The Prodigy where doing that time. First time i worked in Music Maker, just getting samples from internet, games, movies and re-edit them and make them sound as i want. When i first saw the waveform of a sound i felt in love. Two years later i start working in Fruity Loops and things were changing fast and my music was gaining shape. I could make my own sounds with the help of the vsts FL had in it, it was awsome!
FSRECS: Which artists gave you the inspiration on your own style when you have started to producing? Are the same artists inspiring you today?
Freqax – There are a lot of artists or music genres that inspired me in time, but the most important ones are Liam Howlett, Jean Michelle Jarre, Metallica, Pantera, System of a down, Korn, Daft Punk, Dr.Dre, Cypress Hill, Deftones, Wu-tang, Bjork, Portishead, also a lot of Classical music and many many more. Yes, mostly for inspiration and musical culture , i listen everything that comes to my ears.
FSRECS: What do you think about status of drum and bass today? Do you think it is good that dnb is getting more popular and more mainstream also?
Freqax – I think its great. I think going mainstream and popular will make it stronger as a genre. People with financial power will invest in it, if they will have bigger visibility, and that can only bring cool parties with cool and strong line-ups with a lot of people and fun times. Dnb is popular for ages but are times and times when things change, people change, music change because people are interested in it. Thats a good thing. As an artist hearing my music on radio or to watch my videos on Tv its something really awsome. Dnb will never die anyway :)
FSRECS: Are you still enjoying that music? Or is it just the job for you now?
Freqax – I totally enjoy it, of course, i love it! Its part of me. It happens to be also the activity that brings me some money to live.
FSRECS: What do you listen to in your car?
Freqax – Depends on the moods, i prefer metal or hardcore (electronic / rock)
FSRECS: You are going to play at one of the biggest multi genre festival in the central Europe, Beats for Love on Forbidden Society Recordings Label Night. Do you prefer the huge festival like this or do you prefer small clubs?
Freqax – I like to play at both of them. If the music and the sound is good nothing matters. Its important everyone is having fun.
FSRECS: You are from Romania. Could you say to us how the drum and bass scene look like there? Any favourite local DJ/producer to recommend?
Freqax – The scene is growing again here, especially in Timisoara and i think also in Bucharest. In Timisoara the guys from Freenetik crew are doing a really cool job on promoting the genre there, they have just open a new and awsome place called Escape Venue where some really really cool things will happen in the nearest future. In Bucharest Loud Noiz Events, Hangout Music, Rec24 and the beautiful people from Drumandbass.ro are doing some really cool things and work really hard to keep the genre that we all love at some high standards.
FSRECS: The best or the worst event you have ever been to? Any special experience?
Freqax – I can say i.m lucky when it comes to events that i have played at, i really enjoyed playing everywhere until now even if there were not that many people at some of the parties, even if i havent recived my entire fee. Its normal and everyone have experienced this once.
But a funny experience was when the promoter came to pic me up from the airport and we had to drive 2 – 3 hours to get to the location but the driver forgot to check the gas and we ran out of gas on the highway. I staied in the car for 1 hour or more to wait them to search for some gas around so we can finish the trip. Finally a guy who was doing maintenance on the highway came at us and helped us with some gas. Thatt night was one of the most cool nights i have had with the promoter and friends who were also playing there and the crowed was insane.
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