This Saturday April 21st we welcome Huxley to our party. Releasing on Hypercolour, 2020Vision and his own Saints & Sonnets, the Londoner has been on fire in 2012 blending garage references with his own bass and house templates. He recently mixed it up for Fact Mag (listen here) so we caught up with him for a brief chat…
How has your year been so far?
Pretty damn great. I couldn’t really ask for a better start to 2012. Great support on my latest singles and played some great gigs already, with obviously a lot more to come. If the rest of the year carries on like this, it’ll be amazing!
Have your tastes evolved much recently? You playing anything new?
i would say my tastes might have actually gone back around a bit, rather than breaking into anything new. i’m harking back to a lot of garagey sounding stuff. Things like Disclosure, Gavin Herlihy’s track on leftroom and a few other bits too. I think it’s coming through in my music a bit as well. It’s nice to sometimes show where you’ve come from. After all not everyone came from listening to loads of old school house, exclusively.
What was the last record you bought? Why did you buy it?
erm, the last vinyl i bought was the anthony shake shakir 6 tracker on Wild Oats. I bought it because i liked it, i suppose? I’ve been a fan of his since i discovered him after his stuff started to be rereleased on rush hour a while back.
Did you go Miami? How was it? Do you do any actual conferencing?
Unfortunately i didn’t make it out there. Next year though. Definitely next year
When you’ve had a massive hit like Let It Go – does it affect how you are next time your write?
well, it actually took almost a year for Let It Go to come out. I made it in may last year, and have been playing it from around the same time. So i guess i’m kind of over it and have already made a lot more since i did it. There is a bit more pressure i suppose, but my next couple of releases have been planned for a while anyway. My 2020 came out on monday and my next one with sam russo on leftroom is out soon as well.
Can you write whenever/where ever or do you need to get in the zone first?
Bit of both really. i go through stages more than anything really. Sometimes i can sit down every day for about 4 months and make something or start something every time. But, sometimes i can hit a patch where i start about 5 things a day and hate all of them. it just depends really.
What should people expect at Face?
A bit of a mixture of house, garagey stuff, deeper stuff, some good basslines and hopefully a lot of great music.
Who has your favourite Face?
I’d have to say Jack Nicholson. Just watch the Shining or Batman, need i say more.
What else you got coming up?
Well, like i said my 2020vision release just came out on vinyl. I think the digital is out soon too. Pretty excited to see how that does. Following on from that I have eps on leftroom, tsuba, local action and working on my follow up for Hypercolour for later in the year. As always i have a load of remixes, most notably ones for Professor Green and Maya Jane Coles. Also i’m in the process of putting together my first official compilation for the 1trax series. the first two were done by Matt Tolfrey and Subb-an. So i’m in pretty good company!
What do you like to do day to day outside music?
Just your general stuff, i suppose. I like to eat out, see my mates and I watch a hell of a lot of (crap) movies. I’m actually watching one now called Fired Up. if you like shit american teen comedies i recommend it. Also lately i’ve just moved in with a few mates. They’ve basically been ribbing me for not being able to boil an egg, so i’ve been trying to up my cooking game. Although i’m still pretty much just at the cook meat, add sauce stage.