Eye-d – Lost Soul Podcast Vol. 1

Lost Soul Recordings bringt jetzt auch einen Podcast an den Start, bei nr.1 hat sich Eye-D an die Decks geschwungen. Ausserdem hat Spl ein recht witziges Interview mit Ihm geführt:

„Eye-D: If you listen to it from the start you should be on a fun little rollercoaster.“

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Download Lost Soul Podcast Vol. 1 Featuring Eye-D

Eye-D – Lost Soul Podcast Vol. 1

01. Meth & Audio – Rampage
02. DJ Hidden – The Narrators (Eye-D Remix)
03. Ewun – Screw Up (The Upbeats Remix)
04. SPL & Eye-D – Another Realm
05. Pyro, CRS & Mundane – Listen Up
06. SPL – Raise
07. Counterstrike – Berzerker
08. DJ Hidden – The Outsider Looking In
09. SPL – Sins of the Street Revisited
10. Katharsys – Walking Device
11. Silent Killer – Supremacy Bleeds (Counterstrike Remix)
12. SPL & Eye-D – The Perfect Moment
13. SPL & Eye-D – Pyramid Punk
14. Limewax – Jupiter
15. Donny – Search & Destroy (Lucio de Rimanez Remix)
16. Dub Elements & Erre – Pop Im
17. Current Value – Twisted VIP
18. The Outside Agency & SPL – Separate Ways
19. DJ Hidden – The Unseen
20. Current Value – Evac
21. Noisia & Foreign Beggars – Contact
22. Audio – Control Freak
23. The Outside Agency & Donny – Among Us
24. Gucci Mane & Big Tank – Pillz
25. Eye-D & Counterstrike – The Grind
26. Switch Technique – Mother Earth
27. Negative A – Follow the Path
28. Ancronix – Steroids (Loop)
29. Young Jeezy – Hollering at Dude (Outro)

Exclusive interview with Eye-D:

SPL: I need an interview.

Eye-D: With whom?

SPL: With you!

Eye-D: Why the ef not.

SPL: I guess I just want a history about yourself. Where did you grow up?

Eye-D: I grew up in Goes (Netherlands). I still live here. I spent a lot of my adolescent years in Atlanta and Chicago, though.

Eye-D: All part of what made me who/what I am.

Eye-D: I grew up watching cartoons and playing Commodore 64 with a serious fear of aging.

SPL: Why did you fear aging?

Eye-D: I learned pretty early on that I would not enjoy such things as “responsibilities” and “change”.

Eye-D: Very contradictory to what it’s like to make forward-thinking music.

Eye-D: Or whatever.

Eye-D: But I stand by what I meant to say.

SPL: So how have you been so successful in forward thinking music despite these underlying fears?

Eye-D: Let me get in bed. Hold on.

Eye-D: You can put that in there, too.

SPL: Maybe being naked and vulnerable will help you open up for this interview.

Eye-D: Maybe. You know I sleep in my undies.

Eye-D: I don’t know about the success.

Eye-D: I don’t like calling myself successful or “good” at anything.

Eye-D: I think people who call themselves that are cocky.

SPL: Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

Eye-D: I have never had a good connection with anyone who introduced themselves to me by announcing their achievements in life.


Eye-D: I have achieved making music that people are willing to pay for.

Eye-D: What more can one hope for?

SPL: That’s a dream for so many people. I would consider that success.

Eye-D: And I guess my music doesn’t sound like anyone else’s. Or not too much like it, which is also good.

SPL: And isn’t success ultimately achieving your goals?

Eye-D: When I was 16 or so I set a few goals.

Eye-D: By the time I was 24 or so Noel (Hidden) and I had already achieved them all.

SPL: So what is there to live for?

Eye-D: That is a good question.

SPL: Hahaha.

Eye-D: This is where my fear of things comes into play, too.

Eye-D: I don’t like making music.

Eye-D: I like having made music. I like it when it’s done.

Eye-D: This is why in drum & bass especially I like working with friends.

Eye-D: Because it makes the process more fun.

SPL: You finish a lot of music in several different styles, though, so you must have a lot of satisfying moments with the creative process.

Eye-D: Every musician will know that wonderful feeling of when it all comes together. When you reach that critical moment where the ingredients you have finally grind together to become unique and awesome.

SPL: Definitely. And I think the audience has the same feeling when it comes together for them as well.

Eye-D: After that most of it’s fun.

Eye-D: I also have a lot of fun doing mixdowns. They’re great to do when you’re not creative but they lend themselves to thinking and skill instead.

Eye-D: Producing is evil. It requires creativity. I have fear of producing.

SPL: Why?

Eye-D: I don’t like that I’ll always walk around with the feeling that my next track has to be as good, or better, than the ones before that. This is super annoying.

SPL: Well, you tend to release everything you do right?

Eye-D: I often think to myself that I should quit while I’m ahead.

Eye-D: Yes, I found out from friends who also produce that this is rather unique.

Eye-D: I have finished only one track since 1996 that wasn’t released. I think.

Eye-D: When I finish I finish, I guess.

Eye-D: 99,99999% success rate.

Eye-D: This interview will make me look really cocky, I think.

Eye-D: With friends its easier (producing).

Eye-D: And there is shared blame when it’s not well-received.

Eye-D: A lower risk of failing, because I have some really awesome people to work with.

Eye-D: But I did make a drum & bass record all by myself last year just to remind people that I can actually do that, too.

Eye-D: I’m just now realizing that I did that to show people I can.

Eye-D: Not everyone knows I also make hardcore jams, which takes up most of my active time as a producer.

SPL: Yeah, tell me more about it since it’s definitely a great influence in this podcast we are featuring.

Eye-D: Well, hardcore is easier for me to make for some reason.

Eye-D: I think I have a more unique sound there than I do in drum & bass. Or maybe not. Unsure. Critiquing your own music is tough.

Eye-D: There is so much more flexibility in hardcore with BPMs ranging from 140 or so to 240+. I think that is why drum & bass producers are having so much fun with dubstep, too.

Eye-D: In the podcast I take it up and down a bit.

Eye-D: There are a few crossover tracks in it and it ends with a few minutes of straight up kickdrums.

Eye-D: If you listen to it from the start you should be on a fun little rollercoaster.

Eye-D: People that are used to drum & bass only will probably be scared by the last few minutes. But NOT, if they let the mix build up to it.

SPL: Yeah, it definitely introduces it with class.

Eye-D: Drum & bass in and by itself is boring.

Eye-D: Any genre is, really, if you work in it long enough.

Eye-D: So it’s fun to switch it up. Necessary I would say.

Eye-D: To avoid wear and tear on the producer’s soul.

Eye-D: Crowds will benefit from it, too,

Eye-D: Unless they’re purists.

Eye-D: Those are almost never happy.

SPL: Purists are generally haters.

Eye-D: Yes. Let’s talk about haters.

SPL: I know that we tend to lean away from hate.

Eye-D: I’ve decided to not take anyone’s comments seriously unless they’ve released more than 3 records themselves.

Eye-D: Dutch has a wonderful saying about that.

SPL: Oooh… let me hear this one.

Eye-D: De beste stuurlui staan aan wal.

Eye-D: The best ship’s captains are always on shore.

Eye-D: People that complain about your music are very likely to not have much success in the field themselves.

SPL: That makes sense.

Eye-D: The only person I really wanted to please with this podcast was you.

Eye-D: Anyway… Let it be known.

SPL: Well, I really like it. It’s fun.

Eye-D: I purposely put music in there by people you’ve mentioned you don’t really follow anymore. I am trying to show them to you in a different light.

SPL: Yeah man, it’s awesome, I definitely feel a lot of those tunes and there is a lot that I’m not familiar with.

SPL: Talk about your experience with your first release for us at Lost Soul?

Eye-D: Someone mentioned on the old freak recordings forum that Eye-D and SPL should do a track together.

Eye-D: Like most artists I google my own name constantly.

Eye-D: And I found that post.

Eye-D: And then I said let’s do it.

Eye-D: And you said the same.

Eye-D: And then I said that you should stay with me on your next tour.

Eye-D: And you did.

Eye-D: And then we did pumpkin yard, which became pyramid punk.

Eye-D: With that we wanted to remind people of how awesome Tech Itch’s LED is.

Eye-D: Then we decided on your next trip it should be a 12”.

Eye-D: And we ended up making two more tracks, which made us want to do a double pack.

Eye-D: We both set out to make dancefloor monsters that go somewhere on an artistic level. And they all do.

Eye-D: We probably took too long getting it done and out there, but it is what it is.

Eye-D: We both don’t like working over the internet.

Eye-D: The people we meet are what makes touring and music worthwhile.

Eye-D: Often not the music.

SPL: Yeah. We are busy and I could only be there several times a year.

Eye-D: That reminds of more ship’s captains.

Eye-D: People complaining that Kings of the Universe isn’t out yet.

Eye-D: What do they know?

Eye-D: There’s been hardship, financial difficulties, love, bad luck, businesses going under…

Eye-D: …

Eye-D: What do they know?

Eye-D: Certainly not how to steer.

Eye-D: I guess it pisses me off when people start treating your work as a commodity they can demand.

Eye-D: They can’t.

SPL: Anything else you want to mention?

Eye-D: Yes, I want to give a shout-out to Nils. Our Mindustries bro for doing our artwork. Another wonderful human being.

SPL: Yeah, man. You surround yourself with wonderful human beings.

Eye-D: The record is a nice package

SPL: I’m super proud of it.

Eye-D: People don’t seem to get The Exploding Star.

SPL: It’s my favorite.

SPL: The dubstep crowd gets it.

SPL: It’s very jungle…

Eye-D: I don’t know what the hold up is at the mastering house.

Eye-D: I will call again tomorrow.

SPL: So as a kid growing up in Goes, and I guess partly in Chicago and Atlanta, when did rave music come into play?

Eye-D: I never liked electronic music, I thought.

Eye-D: I didn’t realize at the time how much electronics come into play in any style of music.

Eye-D: I liked hip-hop and hip-house and was cutting that up with tape decks.

Eye-D: My neighbor played hardcore in 1992/1993.

Eye-D: And went to raves and such.

Eye-D: I hated that shit with a passion.

Eye-D: Called it non-music.

Eye-D: Then he said… if it’s so simple, make me some

Eye-D: That’s when I learned that you can find something you like in any genre.

Eye-D: I started with some tapes he made me. Got samples from them.

Eye-D: And, as a result, addicted to it. By making it, I “got” it.

Eye-D: And then I went to my first huge raves in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Eye-D: Which were so amazing for me and they made me more serious about producing than ever. And that’s where it started.

Eye-D: I liked sounds that sounded analog, not like analog synth analog, but sounds that sounded like they could have been produced by something in nature, with distortion and delay added.

Eye-D: Oh, but I’m totally about making next-level beats on the PC, by the way.

Eye-D: I don’t use any hardware anymore,

Eye-D: Not for a long time.

Eye-D: Any other things?

Eye-D: I must sleep soon.

Eye-D: You are my number one reason for losing sleep.

Eye-D: You kept me up too late so often.

Eye-D: Just by being rad.

SPL: <3

SPL: Thank you so much for losing sleep for us.

Eye-D: To be continued.

via Lostsoul