Goat Shed caught up with DUB:U after his time in the Shed last week with Ransaked Records.
Here we find out a little about 22 year old Joe Whittaker’s relationship with Drum and Bass, local residencies and thoughts on deep frying.
The Drum and Bass DJ hails from Gosport, Hampshire and has been listening to the genre for around 10 years after Pendulum’s ‘Vault’ grabbed his attention.
A fan of the deep rollers and melodic liquid tracks, DUB:U’s set (available here) featured the likes of LSB ‘Potshot’ and Klax ‘Lucid’.
DUB:U’s appearance in the Shed had a very calculated but relaxed approach, with Joe telling us:
“I’ve been mixing for 2 years now and hold several residencies in the surrounding areas, including a Bi-Weekly radio show on The Fort Radio. The likes of Calibre and DJ Hazard inspired me to start mixing.
I put a lot of time into structuring a track list, and like to create a very specific type of vibe, using deep dark tracks along with liquid tracks and various techniques.”
DUB:U then told us how he recently got involved with Hampshire based Record Label Ransaked:
“I entered a DJ competition for an event of theirs last year and won, and played at an event of theirs, the set went down really well, and since then I have been involved more and more with the label.”
I have guested for them on their Goat Shed show twice now and promote them as much as possible.
The style that they are trying to push out the label is pretty much exactly the style I bring in my sets so with being so local, there’s been a mutual agreement to try and include me in as much of their stuff as possible.”