Mixmag Live x UKF Live Stream: Sub Focus, Friction & Kill The Noise
To celebrate his coverstar status on the new issue of Mixmag, Sub Focus is holding an intimate bash at Village Underground, London this Saturday. Alongside Mr Focus, Mixmag Live #6 will also feature Friction, Kill The Noise, Killsonik, Monsta and more!
We've teamed up with Mixmag to bring you a live stream from the event, featuring Friction, Kill The Noise and Sub Focus himself. Get it locked from 00:00 - 03:00 BST (GMT + 1) this Sunday 26th August on www.ukflive.com.
With the excitement of this rare webcast, word on a new album in the pipeline and one of the hottest residencies in Ibiza, UKF thought we'd give him a call...
So.... enjoying the summer?
“Very much enjoying it, I had a run of great shows lately including Pukkelpop in Belgium and V Festival in the UK.”
Do you get to see much of it.... Or are you sporting a notorious studio tan?
“I have caught a bit of sun recently on trips to Ibiza and the Olympics.”
How has your Together residency in Amnesia Ibiza been?
“Really good so far. I have been going to house and techno nights at Amnesia for years so it's a honour to be doing a residency there. I'm trying to play a different kind of set there with more electro/techno influences. More longer mixes and less quick-fix. Tunes like Gemini 'Without You' and Metrik 'Drift' give you a flavour of what I mean.”
Ibiza has finally tuned into the power of bass, right?
“Yeah this and last season were the first times that there were regular bass music nights in the superclubs on the island. Long may it continue!”
We keep hearing about this new album! What can you tell us about it?
“It's coming along nicely. I can't wait to get it all finished. Trying to touch on all the styles that I enjoy: D&B, dubstep, house and much in between. I'm aiming for something that works as a listening experience rather than just wall to wall club bangers.”
Who's been influencing you recently?
“There's so much new music I've been enjoying lately: Grimes, Baauer, Active Child, Aluna George, the list could go on for a while!”
All eyes are on the prestigious Mixmag cover feature. 10 pages full of Sub Focus goodness... what can we expect to read when we pick it up?
“Well it's massive honour to do it for a start. I've tried to be really open about everything and keep it varied: from talking about how my live show works, what equipment I use for it, through to my favourite places to play and even my favourite shops.”
And what can we expect from this party in Village Underground? DJ set or live show?
“It's a DJ set in an intimate venue in East London with a line-up hand-picked by me including Kill The Noise and Friction. I've even got my good friend Jack - who originally gave my demo to Andy C back in the day – playing. He's an incredible house DJ.”
First stop Village Underground... Next stop?
Tell us where else we can catch you soon! “Well the day after I hit Creamfields festival for a live show, then Amnesia Ibiza for Together on August 28. I'll also be announcing my new single soon so look out for that!”