IX Podcast 17: Fill Spectre
IX: Who is Fill Spectre?
First off, Phil Spector was one of the greatest producer of all time in the 60`s. He did most of the classics ye-ye/Pop tracks from that era and his stuff to my hear still is fresh. Yes, the guy now is kinda fucked but what he did for the producer`s world is high. Why I`m I talking about that though, right ? Well, Phil Spector happens to be the inventor of a recording technique that he named "The Wall of Sound", which is filling the audio spectrum with natural and cosmetic reverb and whatnot. Fill Spectre as in, Filling the Spectrum, Phil Spector, you do the math. Fill Spectre is just a kickass name that couldn't had happened without loads of circumstances.
IX: When did you start making music?
The first time I came in touch with music was probably when I was 6 months old, my uncle dropped the "...And Justice For All" tape and I apparently started headbanging while hanging on the closest night table. I then became a guitarist in 2003 (13 years old) and started writing music in a software called Guitar Pro, evantually I was recording in direct input on a sound blaster soundcard and programming each drums hits and making album without any knowledge. I was playing technical Metal like Martyr, Cacophony, Jason Becker or Spastic Ink, that sort of virtuoso shit. Fast foward in 2008, I was attending school at Musitechnic here in Montréal and stumbled upon Reason 4, that did it. Soon enough I was making beat and whatnot. I loved crafting sounds. To answer the question, I think I always did music, from rap to jazz to classical to metal, etc. You name it, I have it sort of. It just happened that now I am pushing this sound cause I`ve always loved heavy bass music!
IX: Did you have any musical background before getting into producing?
Well, like I mentionned, I`ve played guitar and I still do! But I never was into the theory behind it, I feel that it can help when improvising and stuff like that, but some people get so deep into it that they almost forget what to do with all that knowledge. I just put out sound and tune out of my head, knowing how it should sound. Keys and scales aside.
IX: What artists have had an influence on your music?
Oh man! I'll just list a few of them. Wu-Tang Clan, Martyr, Jason Becker, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Burial, Caspa, MachineDrum, Noisia, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Video Game OST, Gantz, Kahn, Commodo, Mala, Coki, Goth Trad, Compa, Seraph, Every Ethnic Sounding music (I love stealing those samples)
IX: What are the type of people that you imagine listen to your music?
Probably heads that are pushing that bass sound, people who like textures and well composed music. Those who wants to party or simply lay down and chill, Ravers, Connoisseur, Djs, hot chicks, fat one too.
IX: What is the big plan for the next year?
Oh, man, if you knew, this year so far has been really great for me so far, most of what was on my list has happened already! My first Gig Playing Radio on a regular basis Growing a fanbase Next step would be getting signed by a big label and get some music out on a physical format (Vinyl), start to get booked on a regular basis also would be great, playing oversea evantually and making my website (soon enough). Theses are the goals for this year.
The Bug - At War with Time (feat. Spaceape) (Ninja Tune)
Fill Spectre - Percuslapz (Unreleased)
AxH - Everdine (Tempa)
Fill Spectre - The Aura (Unreleased)
Gantz - Second Nature (SYSTEM)
Fill Spectre - Flowering Mehndi (Unreleased)
Fill Spectre - Ritual (Unreleased)
Thelem - Petrichor (Artikal)
Fill Spectre - Robot Trot (Unreleased)
Fill Spectre - Warning (Unreleased)
Mala - Miracles (Commodo Remix) (Deep Medi)
Vibezin - I Need You (L2S)
Zed Bias - Neighbourhood (El-B Remix) (Locked On)
Fill Spectre - AfterSex (WIP) (Unreleased)
JPOLO - Dream Synthesis (Soundcloud)
Fill Spectre - Safe From Virus (Interlude II)
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