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60 minsRecorded 28 Jul 2009Next Fireside Chat Today at 10:00pm EDT

From DC via Rotterdam, Martyn is the creator of some of the deepest moments in dubstep, techno and drum‘n’bass. Meet a true innovator.

Starting out from Rotterdam, with releases on Revolve:r, Play Music and Bassbin, Martyn has been carving out his own expansive niche of the musical universe. While his drum‘n’bass roots always shine through, his deep bass-heavy tracks have been infused with a love for house music and warm technosoul. Now based in Washington, D.C., he still runs his 3024 label (named after Rotterdam’s postcode) along with longtime friend and graphic designer Erosie, and continues to produce music and play DJ sets that are more concerned with creating a feeling than fulfilling genre expectations. Martyn’s second LP Ghost People on Flying Lotus’ mighty Brainfeeder label, marked him out as a producer operating seamlessly between genres, deconstructing rhythmic templates for fun and creating several underground anthems in the process. His third album The Air Between Words on UK institution Ninja Tune, saw him extend his sphere of influence even further, teaming up with Four Tet and Inga Copeland to remain a true innovator of bass-driven music of all colours and shapes.


Interview by Hanna Bächer

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