Interview with Grizzly J conducted by DubstepRemix.Org on October 10th, 2011.
1) How did you hear about dubstep, and how did you get started in it?
i think i first heard about dubstep from a friend of mine who was showing me a lot of glitch hop. at that point i was producing a bunch of different styles of electronic music and was excited to try making something a lot slower and more subby than i was used to.
2) How long have you been producing and DJing?
i've been producing music in one form or another for 6 or 7 years. when i first started producing i was using garage band to record and layer myself playing guitar, bass, and drums, and gradually started incorporating electronic sounds until eventually i started making "purely" electronic tunes. at a certain point i got bored using garage band to produce and got ableton live, which i've been using ever since. i've been djing for about 4 years.
3) What do you think of the Cali dub scene compared to the rest of the US? And the world?
to be honest i have been really immersed in the california bass music scene and haven't gotten to travel too far out of california, but i can definitely say that the california bass music scene is totally big and thriving and moving in a million different directions at once. there are so many talented producers and dj's out here as well as amazing crews who put huge amounts of time and energy and love into manifesting some really amazing gatherings. it is totally inspiring and exciting to get to be part of it all!
4) Do you know of any other Dubstep producers from Cali worth mentioning?
yeah absolutely! california has a huge bass music scene and there are way too many amazing producers to even begin to name them all... minnesota is a really dope producer also out of santa cruz who makes really beautiful bass music at a bunch of different tempos, another favorite of mine is megalodon, a crew out of berkeley who produce some really clean, heavy dubs... also one of my favorite producers/dj's these days is dov, who runs muti music. his dj sets are by far some of the best i've ever gotten to see, he spins a super eclectic mix of seriously next level bass music at every imaginable tempo and style... super inspiring to say the least!
5) What's something not a lot of people know about you?
i'm a vegan
6) And whats the craziest thing you've ever done in your life?
hmmm, it is difficult to say... i definitely had some crazy experiences at burning man this year!
7) And our final question for this interview is if you could change one thing about this world? What would it be?
i don't know! there are a lot of things about the world i'd like to change.... i guess i'd probably first just want to make sure everyone has food and water!
Interviewer's Ending Comments: Grizzly is definitely one of my favorite producers, and is a California product that I'm very proud of! Producing some of my personally favorite tracks. I love love melodies, sweet 420, addictive synths and 8bit sounds, and Grizzly J definitely incorporates all of these into his music! Maybe its the California Bass thing. =]
Grizzly J's dopest tunes:
Witness - Farewell (Grizzly J Bootleg)
Sexual Prey - Ground (Grizzly J Remix)
Grizzly J - 420 Dubstep Mixtape
Grizzly J's interview conducted exclusively by DubstepRemix.Org!