INSCT also known as Insect, is a drum and bass producer, whose heavy sounds does not leave any true raver indifferent. He hasn't been holding back with his technicality and those drums, woven between dark basslines, are just blowing from energy! INSCT has been creating his own unique style, which is getting noticed by many promoters and record labels. In 2016 his track 'Waterbomb' was released on the New Blood 016 compilation album of the record company Med School (Hospital Records). After that there have been plenty of releases under several record labels (KLDR, Through Sounds, Cause4Concern (C4C) Recordings, Lifestyle Music, RAM Records etc.). His tracks have been played on Rene La Vice radio shows and also on Noisia radio podcasts. INSCT has been sharing the stage with Current Value (Therapy Session), Black Sun Empire and with almost all the Estonian drum and bass artists. You can say that - there's no local drum and bass event, where he isn't represented. Stay tuned, there are plenty of surprising collaborations and fresh stuff to come!
ARTIST QUESTIONNAIRE: INSCT
How did you get into drum'n'bass?
The first time was about 2005, when I heard a couple of tracks thanks to a friend. I also got a CD from somewhere with tracks from Dillinja, Shy FX, Bad Company, Andy C and others. After that I started to slowly change my preferences to drum and bass.
What year did you start producing music?
Somewhere around 2006/2007.
Your first drum'n'bass release:
I can’t recall, but the oldest one on Spotify is Low Profile EP, which came out in 2012 under the UK label Rouge Beats.
Record labels from which your music has been released:
Med School Music (Hospital Records UK), C4C Recordings (UK), Lifestyle Music (UK), SampleGenie.co.uk (UK DNB platform), Automate DNB (UK), T3K Recordings (GER), Mindtech / Future Funk Recordings (BEL) and local Through Sounds (EE), KELDER (EE)
How do you describe your music?
Variable, melodic, dark, happy, it all depends on the mood :)
What or who inspires you to create music?
Probably everything around me.
Which do you think you are more, a DJ or a producer?
What would you do differently as an aspiring young producer? Advice for newcomers:
In my case nothing, because during the time I started, there wasn’t a lot of material on the internet and most of what we had to go on was literature, that was not related to drum and bass. Nowadays there are hundreds of thousands of videos and tutorials to go on. What I can recommend is consistency and perseverance and to enjoy the whole process.
Who would you like to collaborate with and / or play b2b in the future?
What should a promoter consider when inviting you to play?
That it’s gonna be a good party!
What should definitely be in your artist's rider?
Two pugs, square grapes and definitely water without bubbles in the backstage.
The best / most memorable parties you've played at:
Bassick – Black Sun Empire @ Helitehas (Tallinn) - parties with legends are usually more memorable.
The weirdest song request you've been asked during a DJ set:
There haven’t really been enough encounters to remember.
Interesting fan experience:
For some reason, someone bought my vinyl and wanted me to write a dedication in it.
Other interests (hobbies):
Everything interesting that you can do in life.
Do you prefer to make plans or to be spontaneous?
Who's your best friend?
What question nobody should ever ask you?
Ask: "What question nobody should ever ask you?"