Setting dance floors alight with RnB jams and distinctive remixes, South East London DJ and Producer Deadboy made his mark on 2010 and is continuing on an upward trajectory.
From Drake and Cassie remixes to house anthems, the boy knows how to make people move their feet. Deadboy has many accolades to his name, but what’s in a name?! Rather than establish ‘Deadboy’ as a brand, the DJ plays and releases his music under several different aliases. As such, he’s a difficult person to pin down, but i-D Online managed to catch him and get to the bottom of his multiple identities, discuss future plans and collect an exclusive mix for you to listen to here.
You have three different musical aliases: Deadboy, DJ Tearjerker and one half of Hyper Black Bass, please explain! I have more than that, sometimes when I make music and it’s clearly not a Deadboy tune I will make up another name for it to fit under. I sometimes play R&B as DJ T£ARJ€RK€R.
Who are your musical influences and inspirations? I don’t really have any key musical influences or inspirations, I take bits from everything I listen to and I listen to a lot of different music; lately it’s been disco and 80s boogie and a lot of jungle, hardcore and house. I’m trying to create a middle ground. I don’t think it’s working!
Your music has been described as ‘heartaches on the dance floor,’ what would be your one track to win the girl? It would probably be ‘Shut it Down’ by Drake & The Dream.
What is the last album you listened to? Autre Ne Veut by Autre Ne Veut.
What do you have planned for 2011? A couple of EPs and an album I hope, some weird, not Deadboy stuff too. I’m also hoping to head-over to America, I’ve never been before but me and some of the Numbers guys are touring all over there in March.
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