Interview: ShockOne Oxford Art Factory, Sydney 2012

Music Feeds TV caught up with massive Perth producer ShockOne at Oxford Art Factory just before his first headlining show of a national tour in support of Chaos Theory, the first single off the upcoming album Universes. Having moved to London in late 2011, ShockOne has been thriving in the taste-making circuit, playing shows across the UK and Europe in the lead-up to his album release.

The debut album Universes will be a diverse range of bass music that will be “40% drum and bass, and 60% everything else”. There will be collaborations with local hotshot Phetsta and UK label mate Metrik on the album, including the vocals of ShockOne’s internationally renowned sister Reija Lee. It will be interesting to see what bearing living in “the city that stays a couple of steps ahead” will have, and whether the future garage bass movement that is blowing up in London right now will have any impact on recordings.

ShockOne also explores how Perth’s warehouse rave scene drew him and fellow Perth drum and bass champions Pendulum and Phetsta to drum and bass. A former drummer himself, ShockOne explains how the dynamics of drum and bass music convinced him to get into producing and DJing – “it’s like the metal of dance music”.

The Chaos Theory Tour kicked off at Oxford Art Factory on Saturday, 1st September, playing eleven dates and wrapping up on Saturday, 22nd September at Onefiveone in Wollongong.

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