As one of the true pioneers of the dubstep scene, Doctor P is one of the rare artists to have also successfully introduced himself to the American market. Over in the States his Circus Records crew have been throing some of the biggest parties, truly flying the flag for British underground music for years now.
Now, with his Rampage 2017 show just around the corner (an event that has sold out yet again, promising 15,000 people in one mega rave) we thought we’d grab ten minutes with the man himself to chat 2016, what he’s working on at the moment and what can be found in his wardrobe. So let’s jump into it.
First off, how was 2016? Any major highlights? How did you see it out?
2016 was a good year for my production. I think I made and released more music in 2016 than I have in any year previously. My new year show ended up getting cancelled at the last minute, so I got to spend new year with my friends and family for the first time in about 6 years, which was surprisingly nice!
What projects have you been working on ready for 2017 we can know about?
I'm just planning to keep putting out music consistently through 2017. I've got a couple of collaborations in the works that I won't say anything more about just yet.
Who else in dubstep is impressing you at the moment? Is it fair to say dubstep is having somewhat of a revival at the moment in the UK?
Dubstep has definitely become interesting to me again. There is a new generation of producers around at the moment that are reinvigorating the Dubstep scene, and it's definitely exciting to me. Producers like Frankie Nuts, Phiso, Badklaat are all making Dubstep that is genuinely interesting to me, which is very refreshing.
If you could collaborate with anyone, past or present, who would it be?
There's a long list of artists that I respect and listen to. It's difficult to say who I'd really like to collaborate with. Method Man was probably top of my list and I managed to do that one!
Any pre-show rituals?
I normally drink a beer and browse Twitter. Nothing too exciting!
1 piece of clothing you can’t live without?
Socks are fairly essential to my life.
Any trends at the moment you’re loving? Does spending as much time as you do in the States affect your style?
I'm usually the last person to hear about a trend. I never keep up with what's cool or trendy. It's hard to say whether being in the States has affected my style at all. Being around other DJs has definitely resulted in me wearing a lot more black.
Who or what do you look to for a bit of style inspiration?
I've been wearing black t-shirts and jeans for the last 15 years. I'm not sure if that means I've got my own style or if I'm just lazy.