My Digital Enemy

The Questions: My Digital Enemy

We’re just about back to normal over in Oh Drat HQ now, so thanks to everyone that’s stuck with us during the transition! The Questions is back once again, this time with Brighton UK based My Digital Enemy. The house duo’s hoover-happy work has crossed swords with fellow producers Prok and Fitch, and being the dot joining types we are, we’re happy to bring forth their responses to our Questions. You know the drill by now…

Name: My Digital Enemy

The name of the first song I was really proud of was called: ‘Falling Stars’ we did under the pseudonym Sunset Strippers

Most fun person I’ve ever worked with: Prok and Fitch [catch our Prok and Fitch interview here – Ed]

Best musical advice I’ve ever been given: Keep on going

A piece of gear I couldn’t live without: VXT 4 KRK Speakers

A piece of gear I wish I could live without: Mackie’s Big Knob

My studio environment in three words: Assault on-the senses!

A song I wish I’d written: Cafe del Mar Energy 52
My Digital Enemy – Sirens (Original Mix) by MyDigitalEnemy

Prok and Fitch

Interview: Prok and Fitch

Prok and Fitchs’ star has been rising steadily over the past few years, as DJing has turned into a knack for production and the pair juggle between stage and studio. Their style changes from techy to melodic and much inbetween depending on their moods, and their latest single is a re-version of Chemical Brothers’ Star Guitar. Find it at the end of the interview!

We chatted to the English duo about what it’s like to work in a pair, the importance of not being precious when it comes to making music, and of course got a few tips for you guys too.

“We both have very different ideas, so we kinda just make music in the way we’re feeling at the moment” – James Fitch

Oh Drat: To start off, when it comes to your style how do you go about getting different moods when creating music, and what inspires you to make music that fits into certain places?

James Fitch: We both have very different ideas, so we kinda just make music in the way we’re feeling at the moment. For example six, seven months ago a lot of our tracks weren’t quite peak time enough in our DJ set so we started making some more banging stuff, and at the moment we’re trying to make a little bit more melodic… it’s just whatever we feel like doing to be honest.

OD: I see; does the two of you together having different ideas mean that without a partnership your music would come out very differently?

Ben Prok: Yeah, I think that there being two of us means that we compromise on things, you know, we both have different ideas in the pot so to speak. I think it works really well because we’ve both got quite different tastes in music and they complement each other in the studio with the way that we come out with something that’s fairly unique every time.

OD: So when you say you have different tastes in music, do you listen to very different styles outside of house?

BP: I’d say fairly…

JF: Yeah.

BP: I mean, we both appreciate what the other person listens to. I get subjected to a lot of shit that my wife listens to (laughs) – Rihanna, stuff like that…

OD: Okay, so you can’t see yourself doing a Rihanna remix in the near future then?!

BP: Er…! We wouldn’t say no to doing one, I don’t knock that music, but personally it’s not my taste; a bit too poppy for me really. I can appreciate that it’s popular, but I think the fact that it’s on the radio all the time makes me dislike it a little bit, I think.

OD: I see. Do you think in general there’s an aspect of that with all types of music, and perhaps genres of music are affected by it in different ways. Take perhaps the most obvious example and look at how homogenous the pop interpretation of dubstep has become…

BP: I think there’s this music around that I call ‘bandwagon music’. David Guetta comes along and then everyone tries to make records that sound like that, you know. That’s where I think things lose their individuality, whereas dubstep’s still quite new and fresh I think. It’s going down that route, but it’s still relatively quirky compared to everyone trying to sound like David Guetta – or Swedish House Mafia, every track has to have a big trancy breakdown now.

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