COTTONMOUTH is a jolly nice chap from the English countryside, near Bristol. He uses excellent grammar, says please and thank you, and fathers would be happy if he dated their daughters. Cottonmouth, on the other hand, is a raving lunatic whose dubstep tracks have dark, screaming basslines, sinister drum programming, and disturbing melodies. Add all of this together and the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde routine is complete.
We recently caught up with this UK-based producer to chat. Check out the questions below.
DDT: How did you get into producing music?
CM: I have been into all kinds of music since I can remember and was massively into DnB from about the age of 12 and then my mate started messing around making it and I thought I would have a spin from about the age of 15 for 2 years then I stopped. Then I had a premature midlife crisis at 24 and decided to get on it again with a lot more dedication than before
DDT: For those who are unfamiliar with your music, how would you describe your sound/style?
CM: Well I make mainly dubstep and people have described it as progressive in the past. I am a massive fan of big, melodic, anthem sounding dubstep and suppose that would be the best way to categorize it haha
DDT: You recently featured on the Sikdope – Sweet Dreams remix EP, what was it like working on that?
CM: That’s probably the most unique and chilled out tune I have done to date and was amazing fun working on it, plus its been great working with Underground Promotions/Recordings and Sikdope who are wicked guys.
DDT: How did the track come together? Was it all ‘smooth sailing’?
CM: In all honesty, not at first. I couldn’t work out what to do on the drop, it was doing my head in and then I thought to myself instead of going down the big heavy route why not chillax for a change and then it went from there.
DDT: What’s next for COTTONMOUTH?
CM: So much more to come release wise. Forthcoming release on Dubsaw and Dub-All Or Nothing and some other which are not quite set in stone. Hopefully a US tour but again its not definite yet. Also a few more different genres for 2013 I think.
DDT: You recently released your remix of Jakwob’s ‘Blinding’, which was amazing. Did you have fun with this one?
CM: Thanks a lot man;) The end of my last question kinda sums this up with the change in styles and bpm. I just went with a whole different angle with this and tried to go in a different direction and really happy with the outcome.
DDT: Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, any last things to add?
CM: Basically a massive thanks to you guys at DDT for this interview and to everyone who has supported me over the last couple of years. Stay tuned people as so much more to come its killing me not being able to show you yet.