Brownswood electr*c 3 // Artist Focus // Matt Fear
September 24, 2012
The latest chapter in the Brownswood electr*c series drops today, Monday 24th September! Alex Patchwork is on compiling duties once again, alongside Tom McCarthy (Black Atlantic / Earnest Endeavours) and the pair has unearthed another remarkable assortment of underground talent.
Listen to a teaser of the compilation below.
Jammed with exclusive, previously unreleased material – the rewards of endless online trawling, Soundcloud sifting and Bandcamp rummaging – Brownswood electr*c 3 unveils brand new heat from a host of electronic artists.
Next up we profile Matt Fear aka Frank Rodas, whose track ‘Kick It VIP’ features on the compilation.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself please. Who are you, where are you from etc.?
I’m Matt Fear aka Frank Rodas originally from Bournemouth, I now live in North London.
How would you describe your music?
All over the place… elements of house, techno, early electro, brokenbeat & always in some way informed by hiphop.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
Usually from other music, I’ve not been producing for that long, so trying to recreate or achieve sounds that mean something or stir an emotion & in the process arriving somewhere completely different is pretty much it, sitting in a darkened room for hours until something sounds vaguely good.
Whom do you count amongst your most significant influences when it comes to production?
They’re not exactly a direct influence on my production but still, Kenny dope, Seiji, EL-B, Juan Atkins, DJ Premier, loads of others….
What releases / gigs are out there or coming soon?
I’ve got a couple of things pencilled in early next year for ‘ five easy pieces ‘ & ’well rounded records’
Do you have a current DJ mix or any tracks that are available for free download right now that we could point folks to?
Not currently, I’m working on it….
Where can folks go online to check out you and your music?
What are you going to do after this interview?
I’m sat here making a new track, accompanied by multiple teas