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Interview

A Quick Chat with My Nu Leng

11/04/14

After a solid 2012 for My Nu Leng, they’ve continued on their upwards ascent with consistently strong releases, and remixes that have become the staples of dancefloors across the UK and beyond. Harnessed by the ever expanding label – Black Butter Records, and with plenty more on the horizon, these guys are breaking down the barriers between house, bass, jungle and everything inbetween. Here’s a little about the guys…

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How did you two come together as My Nu Leng?
J – We met in High Wycombe, started mixing drum and bass together then realised we both had made a start into production. Got a few tunes done and the rest is history!

What genre(s) would you say best represents your sound?
J – It is difficult to pin point a specific genre to our sound and think the best way to look at it is a big mix up of all our influences. Taking certain elements from Garage, Grime, House, Dubstep and Drum & Bass.
What and who have been key musical influences for you as artists?
J – So many artists, genres, songs and styles influence us…

T – Have a listen to our recent influences mix for a little run down of some of our main influences, it would probably do a better job than trying to explain!

What are your individual preferences in music that differ from each other?
J – I used to play guitar in a band and then released some drum and bass when just starting out production.

T – I was always more into the underground hip-hop side of things, we both have a huge appreciation of everything these days though so there aren’t many differing preferences, except perhaps I love Bassline which Jammo’s not so into haha!

 

Who specifically brings what musically to the tracks you have produced together?
J – Most of the time we seem to have a very similar vision of where we want the music to go. Nothing beats those moments when we can work through a track in a day or two and both be happy with the results!

 

What keeps your sound eclectic?
T – I don’t think we even see it as eclectic, we kind of just make what we think sounds good to us and a little bit different from what a lot of people are doing, the fact that people say that they can hear a variety of influences within our music is really nice to hear.

 

Things are kicking off for you this year, what are you most excited about?
J – Summer! We can’t wait to take our sound and play at a lot of the UK festivals and we are also in Croatia, Canada and over Europe as well.

 

What are your goals/hoping to achieve for 2014?
J – Just keep putting out forward thinking music with a difference and work with a lot of talented people!

 

What are current challenges you are facing as musicians?
J – To keep improving and following the previous work with something stronger, I have learnt patience and trust in our own talents goes a long way!
What is your track of choice to play in a set that never fails to get a crowd going?
T – There are so many to choose from, Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman always goes down a treat!

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SPECTRUM WAREHOUSE PARTY

Sunday 4th May 2014
2100 – 0600
Great Suffolk Street Warehouse
29 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0NS

Arch 1
Netsky (DJ Set)
Pendulum (DJ Set) +Verse
Meridian Dan
My Nu Leng
Kove
Major Look
Pete Spectrum
Plus Support

Arch 2
TBA

Tickets:
£15-£25 adv
https://www.tickettannoy.com/spectrum

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