Our Interview With Gradual
Hailing from Spain, drum & bass production duo Gradual has been busy formulating their own unique style within the genre. Drawing influences from neuro and tech, the pair have just released a free EP for music lovers to experience their most advanced work to date.
1 / So Gradual, you are from Spain. Tell us about the Spanish drum & bass scene and how it differs from other countries in Europe.
Well, we are in a good time for the dnb scene in our country. We are getting more support than ever, and we could say that we are at the best moment because the public demand is very much for this genre, although there is still much work to do, and also people need to learn the value of the artists especially from event promoters.
The biggest difference from other countries is that it is difficult to keep up (economically speaking) this makes it difficult to continue in the game.
2 / What is it about drum & bass that has made you want to produce it on other dance music genres?
We could go back years ago to talk about this, versatility (sub-genre variety), ease of fusion with other musical styles, innovation in this style and its subsequent evolution. Also talk about the 174 BPM and turn, easy to dance.
3 / You’ve just released a three-track EP named ‘Space Penguins’, tell us about it. How did it come about?
The idea of Space Penguins was born one day in which we thought about the next release. We wanted to do something that would fit perfectly to Technique. In the Penguins construction process we came up with the idea of Space Law, we looked it up and we called it Space Penguins EP.
4 / What are your influences and production processes when creating a new track?
Normally, before we start to create a song, we think what kind of track we are looking for so we can choose the elements. The first part would be creation and process of sounds (Bass, Synths, Presets, Drums) so we can work on a project with less CPU requirement. This workflow tip is quite good and helps the speed of creation so as not to lose creativity in the construction phase of a project.
5 / What can we expect to see from you in 2017? More music? Any live shows?
Of course!! We are already preparing the next release, and we have also been working on some tracks for the Summer LP that Technique release every year. We are also working to get gigs so people can enjoy our mixes!!
Thanks so much for everyone who supports us, Tobi for this interview and of course to Technique Recordings for trusting us and our music.
Listen to Gradual’s Space Penguins EP here.