They’ve mixed some of our biggest compilation releases, sold over 1 million copies and certified themselves as household names - The Wideboys return with the biggest bass collection to date, Addicted to Bass 2013!
We caught up with the guys to talk bass, bass and a bit more bass!
Hello there Wideboys! Where are you in the world right now and what are you up to?
Right now we are in the Southcoast of England in the studio working on some fresh material. It has been snowing outside so we have been warming up the speakers inside :)
We are looking forward to a hot summer!
After selling 1 million compilation albums with Ministry of Sound, what can we expect from the latest Addicted To Bass instalment?
We have given the latest instalment a completely new twist with a new disc arrangement and have evolved musically and sonically since the last release.
We have brought in whole barrage of warm bass tracks and skippy beats for the Spring and Summer to put a smile on people’s faces.
What do you think of Bass music in 2013?
It is so diverse and refreshing. Scenes are constantly evolving and new producers, artist and djs are coming up through the ranks quicker than ever. 2013 is the biggest year we have ever had for Bass music and most wide spread in terms of international development and recognition.
How do you think it will continue to evolve in the future?
Production and Bass music will become increasingly more diverse and interesting. With the availability of amazing music programs like Cubase and Serato and high powered computers, plug ins and laptops becoming much more wide spread and easily obtainable, the future is looking very bright for music, video and also design. When we started you needed a huge investment of thousands to start a studio, you can now obtain similar results for hundreds.
How was it selecting tracks for Addicted To Bass 2013? Did you want to try something different this time around?
We have formed a great relationship with MOS and this time round the team has been extremely strong, with the 4 main contributors being real music lovers. We always want to reflect what we
are doing in the clubs and on our radio show and bring that to the masses and with the huge inclusion of Deep House and Garage esque beats alongside the best EDM and Drum & Bass that have been in our sets of late, this is reflected in the album.
This is your 9th Addicted To Bass compilation album you’ve mixed, you’ve fully cemented yourself on the dance scene - what’s your highlight so far?
There have been many for many different reasons but these are highlights - hitting 1 million sales with Ministry of Sound, joining Kiss Fm, producing for some of the world's biggest artists and appearing on Top of the Pops.
How has your own sound evolved since you started out producing/DJing?
We started back on Atari St's with Akai Samplers, and belt driven turntables with extremely heavy record boxes. What took us literally days to do in the 90's we can doing in seconds these days. Keeping up with technology is a real benefit and enjoyable part of what we do. Our sound has and continues to evolve month in month out and this is what spurs us on to remain fresh.
What tracks are you most excited about right now?
We are most excited about tracks by these artist at the moment - Disclosure, Majestic, Tantrum Desire, Nick Thayer, Zedd and Lazy Rich.
Finally, what 3 words would you use to describe Addicted To Bass 2013?
Amazingly Delicious Bass
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