Wednesday, 8 May 2013 #62: Volatile Psycle interview

This week on Glitch.FM Your Niece is hosting a half hour of turbo powered bass filth from Volatile Psycle. Here's a little interview with the lads who topped the Beatport glitch hop charts for two weeks last year with their big swing single Gramophone.

Please introduce yourselves..

Volatile Psycle are Dan Lawrence and Jimmy Chick.

How would you describe your style of music?

Our music is varied, from dark and techy drum'n'bass to upbeat Glitch Hop. Usually we end up more on the filthy side of things though!

Where are you from \ living in the UK? What's the scene like there?

We reside in Norwich, a city in Norfolk in the south east of the UK. The Glitch scene isn't massive at the minute down here, but it is growing all the time!

Your last single Gramophone was #1 on the beat port glitch hop chart for some time - how did that feel?

Our friend and collab partner 'Charged' had a big hand in that track too, so he was able to share our success which was cool. Exposure for us, especially on You tube has grown massively since that track dropped.

What first turned you onto this style? Any particular artists or tracks?

We are both big lovers of Drum'n'Bass and hip hop, so when we became aware of Glitch it really struck a chord. First time i heard Koan Sound's 'Max Out' i knew this was something we had to get our teeth into together...

Where do you like to play the most?

We like to play anywhere! not fussy its great playing in your hometown, but it will be wicked to play different places and meet new people. We are hoping on going out to Holland and Russia later this year for Drum'n'Bass and Glitch Hop nights respectively.

What's the craziest gig you've ever played?

Craziest gig we played was at a night called Color in Norwich, warming up for DnB legend DJ Hype.... we split it into half and half Glitch and DnB, and it went down an absolute storm! Real shame the nights had to stop at the Waterfront there due to policing issues....

For all the tech geeks out there - what kit do you use?

We use Reason, and love it!

Who's inspiring you at the moment?

Inspirational artists have to be Koan Sound and Noisia, probably quite cliche but they are that for a reason! Spor/ Feed Me and Doc P are pretty smokin' too! But the leader of the pack is Liam Howlett. The mans a don.

What's your jam right now?

'Once Again' by Gerruzz, out on Adapted.

Who are you looking out for musically in 2013?

In the Glitch world this year - Seva, Mandrake, S Dexter, I.Y.F.F.E and pretty much anyone on the Adapted roster....

What's the next project in the pipeline?

Our first E.P on Adapted Records, 'Revolution', is out on 27th May, all 3 tracks are featured on this mix, all our glitch hop is now exclusively signed with Adapted which we are really chuffed about, the manager Corey there is really pushing things in the right direction! We also have some DnB/ Dubstep projects to finish off for a couple of other labels, so we are all stations go at the minute!

Where are you most looking forward to playing next?

Really hoping to get some international gigs under our belt, and with the help of our manager Max Allerhand (for bookings please contact: that will hopefully become reality quite soon! Russia and Holland look likely destinations in the near future...


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