“When writing and producing the first thing I do is build is the drums, starting with a nice kick or maybe two kicks EQ’d to sound right.
"When I add percussion I always un-quantise themby pulling back the track delay so it brings the percussion slightly off the kick so you get a more live organic sounding drum loop, I do the same with shakers, tambourines – it all makes your drums more organic.
“When I come to add bass or bottom end to my track, these days I use sub bass more than anything to give the track a heavy dark sound. I don’t use any bass sound or module, I simply open up the EXS sampler and play the MIDI controller with no sample going through and get that tone. I then play in my bass melody on the lower keys, and use the Sonalksis TBK filters to get the tone sounding nice and smooth.”