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Dr Specs: In the start we were using hardware (DVJs), because that’s all you could use!! It was harder in terms of performance though as the kit was so specialist, we’d have to bring it all with us when we got a booking. When you start to run into those problems abroad as well, where the promoters don’t have access to the equipment, it’s just better to have everything synced, set up and ready to go on your laptop so you can plug into some industry standard CDJs and you’re ready to go.

Tell us a little about your musical evolution from hip hop into the bass heavy slammers Benny: We started playing hip-hop, garage, and drum n bass – and that naturally moved into breaks, with people like the Stantons, Krafty and the Plumps using hip-hop acapellas over breaks and electro. Breaks then started to evolve more into jacking house that led to the bassline/dubstep stuff that we play today. Now it’s one umbrella –bass-heavy music, and it’s something that’s followed us into our production

How important are vocal elements to what you do Benny: Samples are a very important part of making our set, so the vocal aspect there is important. Dr Specs: Using the mic and engaging with the crowd is very important for us as well – it’s all about creating a vibe of being together, we’re here to party as well and we’re gonna play you some dope tunes and go nuts! We want to let the audience know we’re as hyped as them   Where are the visual inspirations coming from day to day Dr Specs: Everyday life inspires us – whatever we see and think is relevant and exciting. It’s our take on art. Day to day culture impacts us significantly with anything from graffiti to seeing a skateboard trick — whatever takes our fancy!

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LSD Magazine - Issue 9 - Chasing Dragons  

Issue 9 of LSD Magazine is out now. Bursting at the digital seams with sizzling art, searching interviews, slamming music, a dash of politi...

LSD Magazine - Issue 9 - Chasing Dragons  

Issue 9 of LSD Magazine is out now. Bursting at the digital seams with sizzling art, searching interviews, slamming music, a dash of politi...

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