Distance (Chestplate, UK) @ Dubspot: Interview – Talks Music Production, DJing, ‘Dubstep’ +

From the outset, British electronic music producer and DJ Greg Sanders a.k.a. Distance was concerned with crafting superb bass-heavy tracks that are atmospheric, highly detailed, and effective. His earliest releases came out on Hotflush and Tectonic Recordings, and since the release of his debut album My Demons on Planet Mu in 2007 and the formation of his own label, Chestplate, the man needs no introduction in the international bass music scene. On the New York stop of his recent US tour, Distance visited Dubspot and sat down for a quick interview that ranges from his early influences (including everything from Salt-N-Pepa to Fear Factory), getting into UK garage and embracing electronic dance music in university, his studio and music production setup (incorporating Steinberg Cubase, Native Instruments Komplete, Genelec studio monitors, hardware synthesizers, software synths and plug-ins), and meeting early dubstep artists like Mala, Skream, Benga, Kode9, and DJ Hatcha at the influential London club night FWD. Distance also commented on the popularity and commercialization of dubstep in the US, forming the Chestplate label and working with original artists and DJs, and finally offered some advice for up-and-coming DJs and producers.