25 years of producing, mixing and performing. Producer, Remixer, Mixing, Dub Mixing, Mastering Session musician - drums, bass, guitar, piano
Canadian composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist & Five-time Juno Award winner/nominee Dubmatix, first burst onto the music scene and into the heads of reggae and base music fans around the world with his debut release Champion Sound Clash in 2004. The Toronto-born Dubmatix, who is celebrating his 10th anniversary this year, is now firmly established as one of the top reggae producers in the world, with no less than five chart-topping releases in a row. They include the 2009 Juno nominated “Renegade Rocker”, the 2010 Juno award win for Best Reggae Recording, the Juno nominated ‘System Shakedown” in 2011, his 2012 Juno collaboration with Jamaican heavy-weight Luciano for “Seeds Of Love & Life” and the newly Juno nominated (2014) “Rebel Massive” Canada’s #1 Reggae release of 2013.
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Interview with Dubmatix
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: The main areas of music I tend to focus on include reggae, dub, bass music, jungle, electro, hiphop but also cross over into rock, blues, classic soul/R&B and funk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Song flow. One of my greatest strengths is taking an existing song and finding the best balance of "song flow" and arrangement. Be it the overall song structure. Where to best place melody, horn arrangements, vocals, where to provide vocal pauses and all aspects of the production. I've worked with many artists that have learned and performed my arrangements of their work for their live performances.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A multi-instrumentalist, mixer, & producer with 25 years of experience. The ability to edit, arrange, layer, perform/add any new instrumentation to any track. Guitar, bass, keys, organ, drums, percussion.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Building tracks for artists/companies, mixing, remixing and mastering.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The studio is based around a 32 Channel Allen & Heath GL series with an Apollo Quad audio device. Avalon 737sp Pre, racks of outboard gear - including vintage Spring Verbs, Roland Echo's and various assorted fun. Mic's range from U87, ribbons, shures, and PZMs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: From Led Zeppelin to Bob Marley, Geoff Emerick to George Martin. Motown, Stax, Studio One, Muscle Shoals.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering, Adding additional instrumentation to songs, remixing, dub mixing.