Deekline plays Nelson’s Spiritbar

As Deekline prepared for his show in Nelson on Friday night, our friends at Shambhala caught up with him to talk music and touring.

Deekline takes the stage at Nelson's Spiritbar with Soup on Friday night.

The UK’s Deekline has travelled around the world sharing his unique style. He’s played Shambhala and is now headed to Nelson to play Spiritbar. Shambhala’s Christine Hunter, ricardO Hubbs and Britz Robins caught up with Deekline before the show Friday.

1. Your music is credited for influencing the emergence of dubstep. What is it about your sound that it would receive this credit?

When I stared out in 1999 the beats we used were producing used similar grimmy production techniques minimal beats and dirty ghetto bass. I think this evolved in to Grime and then Dub step

2. What advice would you give to other young DJs wanting to make such a big splash?

I think to you have to be unique, and hive a real drive to do something different than what is out there. Almost like a good energy with in you drive and spiritual vision

3. Electronic music is just beginning to break into the mainstream in North America. The UK already having gone through this transition, can you offer any insight on as to where it’s going in North America?

I think dub step has opened up a lot of doors, as it has almost crossed in to the rock market I would be nice to see other genres get a similar recognition:) I think thing go in cycles

4. You’ve done many compilations, what is the most memorable one to date and why?

I think it has to be pure garage in 2001 as it represented a massive movement that took over in the UK

5. You’ve been on tour in Canada before, what was the highlight of the last tour?

all the gig were amazing! I think one of my favourite gig was in Tofino, we also came face to face with a bear that was fun!

6. Any comments on your Shambhala 2011 experience?

I feel like the vibe and location fits perfectly with vibe and spiritual connection I have with the people ‘ I feel very blessed to be a part of my favourite festival and such a magical vibe

 

Just Posted

Louise Baxter found after 72 hour search

Cranbrook hiker had been missing since Sunday, August 12, near Jumbo Pass.

Nelson city hall will fly Pride flag this year

Council will develop a policy for future flag decisions

VIDEO: Happy birthday Kaslo

Village marks 125th birthday with reopening of city hall, sealing of time capsule

Nelson architecture firm to redesign Arrow Lakes Hospital

Cover Architecture Collaborative will work on the hospital’s emergency department

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn reports Franklin passed Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit

Italy says death toll will mount in Genoa bridge collapse

Authorities worried about the stability of remaining large sections of a partially collapsed bridge evacuated about 630 people from nearby apartments.

Former CIA Director: Trump worked with Russians and now he’s desperate

In an opinion piece in The New York Times, John Brennan cites press reports and Trump’s own goading of Russia during the campaign to find Democrat Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Since the crisis exploded in Boston in 2002, dioceses around the country have dealt with similar revelations of widespread sexual abuse.

Baloney Meter: is flow of asylum seekers at Canada-U.S. border a ‘crisis’?

“I think any time you have a government that allows 30,000 people over the course of a short period of time to come into Canada illegally, the impact that that has, that is a crisis,” said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

B.C. RCMP say Kinder Morgan protest camp to be dismantled today

RCMP say they will enforce a court injunction today and remove Trans Mountain pipeline protesters who have been camped outside a Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby.

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Pet goldfish invades small B.C. lake

Pinecrest Lake is located between Whistler and Squamish

Most Read