Bone started his explorations in music production back in 2002-2003 and since then he has been slowly but surely covering the whole spectrum of drum & bass. In 2012 he won the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at annual Drum & Bass awards gala run by Estonian National Radio and to date his tunes have been released by labels like Offworld Recordings, Lifestyle, Broken Audio Recordings and Context Audio. Regular DJ support coming from John B, Technimatic, Quadrant & Iris, DBR UK, Amoss etc
ARTIST QUESTIONNAIRE: Bone
How did you get into drum'n'bass?
Probably thanks to my friends in the IRC chat rooms. As a South-Estonia guy, it reached me at a later time, but after hearing the first tracks, it was clear that it’s the right thing for me. I listen to other genres as well, but drum and bass is the one that is the most closest to my heart.
What year did you start producing music?
Your first drum'n'bass release:
Babylon Dub & Fallen Curtain – 2008.
Record labels from which your music has been released:
Break-Fast Audio / Black Reign Recordings / Offworld Recordings / IM:LTD / Through Sounds / Authentic Music / Broken Audio Recordings / T3K Recordings / Violation Music / Faded Music / Context Audio / Iridescent Music / Modular Carnage
How do you describe your music?
Full spectrum of drum and bass. I like all kinds of dnb and you can hear it from my creation. I’ve created deeper liquid tracks as well as dark rollers. In my honest opinion, anyone can find something.
What or who inspires you to create music?
Life itself, there are lots of tracks interpreted by emotions.
Which do you think you are more, a DJ or a producer?
I’m more likely a producer, DJ as well but the scene is as it is at the moment. I’ve never been much of a crowd pleaser as a DJ - I’ve rather tried to play music that I’ve found interesting myself and what I’ve thought is worth introducing. And of course my own creation, although I’ve only started playing it over the last few years.
What would you do differently as an aspiring young producer?
I would invest more time learning sound design.
Who would you like to collaborate with and / or play b2b in the future?
The best b2b’s so far have been with my homies Moral Fibre and Harrison. I also look forward to those the most in the future. It’s more difficult with collaborations, time will tell. But I definitely want to collaborate with my friend Planeet.
What should a promoter consider when inviting you to play?
I will definitely play my own creation. I don’t think there’s anything else.
What should definitely be in your artist's rider?
Värska - non-carbonated natural mineral water.
The best / most memorable parties you've played at:
Definitely Sublime and Patarei prisons Struggles. Those events had good vibes every time. Friends, good music and quality time. Airport Jam’s were awesome as well - only good memories.
The weirdest song request you've been asked during a DJ set:
Something from Terminaator. (Estonian rock band)
Interesting fan experience:
I can’t really recall interesting adventures, but it is always nice, when someone comes and gives you a fist pump and tells you that you’re doing a good thing.
Other interests (hobbies):
Raising children? I also have a group on Facebook, where we post dnb tracks that you can download for free. It’s been my personal task for years.
Do you prefer to make plans or to be spontaneous?
I’m a planner. I always feel nervous before a set, so it’s better to have some kind of a plan that you can improve on the go.
Who's your best friend?
My significant other and my partners in crime Moral Fibre & Harrison.
What question nobody should ever ask you?
"What are you wearing?"