This week we’ve got two for one on The Questions, as Dan Berkson and James What, collaboratively Berkson and What! (what else?!) square up to the task. Releasing music both individually and separately, they flit between soulful deep house and a percussive, understated techno bounce that could see their music being played at various times during a night depending on the context of what they’re rubbing shoulders with – and their new Loopmasters sample pack might help you achieve the same thing – take a look. Here goes…
The name of the first song I was really proud of was called: Dan: “Easy” – Gourmet Recordings .
James: The Dig – Poker Flat.
“it’s not what you play but what you don’t play” – Berkson
Most fun person I’ve ever worked with: Dan: Robert Owens.
James: Robert Owens.
Best musical advice I’ve ever been given: Dan: It’s not what you play but what you don’t play…
James: Drop the kick on the 3.
A piece of gear I couldn’t live without:Dan and James: Roland Space Echo.
A piece of gear I wish I could live without: Dan and James: Roland Space Echo (one of them is always broken so we have three between us)
My studio environment in three words: Dan: Big Green Disco.
James: Big Yellow Storage.
A song I wish I’d written: Dan: “In Time” Sly Stone.
James: A Day in the Life – The Beatles.
If I could do it all again, I’d: Dan: skip this last question.
James: Ask for the dressing on the side.
Check out a preview of It Feels Wrong, the forthcoming single from James What…