Exclusive interview: Jade from Eatbrain

Eatbrain is coming to town this Friday and we went back to the roots with Jade.

Hey Jade, it’s my pleasure to make an interview with you. :)

The pleasure is mine!

I’m really curious about how it’s all started. How did you get into the dnb scene?

I first heard dnb by coincidence, 20 years ago with some friends we were running from a storm and found shelter in an underground club called “Jailhouse”. It was a DNB night, i got hooked for life right away.

Do you remember which songs were the first ones which got you into dnb?

The actual tune was Bad Company – Seizure.
But my all time favourite was Konflict/ Kemal. The Usual Suspects, Matrix, Ed Rush & Optical, Stakka & Skynet and Future Cut also deserves a mention.

It’s been a long time ago, but do you still remember where you played for the first time?

It was Szeged, Hungary in 2004, a club called Miu Miu. I don’t remember a lot of gigs to be completely honest, played over a thousand – but the first will always be the first.
I gave up DJing vinyl years before that, sold most of my collection. When my first production got released bookings started to come in, i had to learn how to DJ from CDs in 2 weeks. It was a practiced set.

Whose music gives you inspiration nowadays? Where else do you get inspiration from?

The Chemical brothers came out this year with a new album, they are a major inspiration to me, always have been.
This year i think there are a number of artists who turn DNB upside down, I’m a huge fan of Synergy, Buunshin and Imanu.

Which was the most exciting/challenging album you worked on so far? And why?

Well i only have one artist album under my belt, so there is that :)
but the most interesting one i was part of was the first Eatbrain album “Tales of the Undead”. That album was the true breakthorugh for the label.

Who was the best to work with? Do you still planning another collaboration with him?

That’s gotta be Mindscape or State Of Mind, we had many collabs and we know each other pretty well, we think alike.
But it was also an honor to work with Fourward, Gancher & Ruin, Chris.SU and Rido.
My new project ‘Clashtone’ is 3 guys including me, so that’s a collab every time! And it’s getting sicker and sicker every time we get to work on something.

How did you come up with the name ‘Eatbrain’ and the logo? :)

I was (am) a big fan of the Zombie movie genre, i was binge watching Romero’s legacy when the label name hit me. The logo is really as simple as it gets, X X for the dead eyes, and sharp teeth for the munching.

What do you think how the genre will change in the next couple of years?

Oh that’s a great question – that nobody can answer. DNB is constantly developing, evolving, there is always something new. Who knew 2 years ago that 2019 will be be about “foghorns”?
One thing i know for sure, DNB is alive and thriving, and this won’t change.

Eatbrain has a huge fan base in London. Would you like to send a message to The Horde before the Eatbrain party? :)

It’s not easy to make something like this event in the heart of the world wide dnb community – So do not miss this opportunity, who knows, the next one might be a year away ;)
See you there!

See you on Eatbrain in Steel Yard this Friday! Until that there’s some fab mixes on Eatbrain’s website.

You can find him on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud & Beatport.

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