Whoa boy! Do I have a treat for you! I caught heavy bass hustla Figure in LA last week. I got the privilege in watching him rock the main stage at Groove Thursday. After a couple of drinks & goodies, Figure successfully wobbled bass in my ears, in return, I hustled him for this interview. Ladies & Gents, WITHit readers, we present… the official Figure interview!!!
WGWit: Figure, I saw you in LA last week. You played Electrotistic & Groove Thursday, how did LA treat you?
Figure: LA is always fun, its an entertaining place. I enjoy it even more now because what I play there isnt played as much as it used to be , now that these kids live to shuffle to dutch, Its fun coming in and playing 100% heavy bass music for people that are used to eating Afrojack for breakfast.
WGWit: When can we expect Figure back in LA ? We hope soon…
Figure: I already have some booking in the works. Most of the stuff ill be booked for around there will be dubstep and dnb shows this time around.
WGWit: How long have you been hustling BASS ?
Figure: Ive been making and putting out music for a while , but this bass stuff Ive been into has been going on for about 4 or 5 years now. I used to make hiphop and general basic electro music.
WGWit: Back in December you released an original with Calvertron Bring the Bass Back, are there any other releases we can expect from Figure & Calvertron in the future ?
Figure: Well, we already have a new ep in the works for Jack Knife (Calvertron’s label), Calvertron and myself are doing a tour in May called the Jack Knife tour. That new ep will be dropping right before the tour. The ep is planned to have a drumstep and dubstep track on it , knowing us there will be a nutty wobbly house track as well.
WGWit: The Remix EP (Jack Knife Records) that released last month has remixes from Rico Tubbs, Calvertron, & Hostage. How long did the process take in completing this EP ?
Figure: Well, I’m not sure exactly. I do know that I had most of them from the people themselves for about a month before it dropped , so I’d say a bit over a month.
WGWit: Does Figure plan on touring anytime soon ?
Figure: Yes, on top of the tour I mentioned above , I am going to do a tour late this year. By then I will have a lot of new ep’s out and should be able to do a really good size tour.
WGWit: In the past two and a half years we have seen Dutch House & Dubstep getting huge in the game. Will heavier bass house have its time to shine ? Do you think its over looked ? Or do people just suck at handling the bass hahaha ?
Figure: I dont think people should worry about just making Bass music or just focus on Dutch per-say. I think people need to move around in music and see what fits. I think right now Americans are doing so much dutch because its a quick easy way to get noticed without having to pay many dues. Its the fast food of dance music in my opinion , I need some mid range noises in my music, not rat farts. I love what dubstep has done for kids now , its the new punk rock for the up and coming generation.
WGWit: Who is your top/favorite producer at the moment ?
Figure: Thats such a hard question! How about I tell you a couple of people I’m feeling right now: Deathface, Blaze Tripp, Hostage, Far Too Loud, Kanji Kinetic, Calvertron, and Space Laces. There are so many more people I dig , but that list is basically some of the music I play. Most of my sets are 90% my own music, so when I do play others music, its normally from those I listed above.
WGWit: Which tune do you enjoy playing the most on your live set?
Figure: That really depends on what the show is. Right now my favorite song to play out is called Frankenstein by myself and Kanji Kinetic. I do have to mention how good Deathface’s new single is, Bloodrave (Trouble and Bass), when that comes out its going to cause damage…
WGWit: Do you currently have your own blog ? Where can your fans reach you & keep up with you ?
Figure: I don’t have my own blog but I do write for Penned Madness. The best way to keep up with what I’m doing is at Soundcloud.com/Figure or Twitter.com/ImFigure.
WGWit: Figure its been a pleasure, we thank you for your time & just know WGWit will hustle all the Bass it can with you. Last but not least do you have any last words/advice for upcoming producers & DJs ?
Figure: Anytime guys! and yea for the producers, Do your own thing and dont worry about whats charting and whos who.
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