Perspective Shift

Perspective Shift is a producer, who opens a new perspective of drum and bass scene with using deep vocals and melancholic tunes in his liquid bass music. Being active in drum and bass scene since 2015, his productions have been released in multiple compilations like Keldrist kõlab Trummi ja Bassi volume 3 (KLDR) and Various Artists EP Searching for Meaning (C Recordings). His first personal EP Ambivalence which has been gained remarkable credit from liquid lovers, was released in 2019 under the record label Glitsch Audio. Furthermore, Perspective Shift is getting noticed by one of the UK liquid drum and bass promoters Liquiddnbftw, who has been introduced his music to wider audience.


How did you get into drum'n'bass?

I got into drum and bass because of Grind Fest. I went there to foremost listen to Mord Fustang, who was an electro music superstar back then. However the highlight of the party turned out to be Camo & Krooked’s set instead. I was just amazed by that energy, I’ve never heard or experienced something like that before. I remember I didn’t know how to dance to music that’s so fast and I tried to learn how to move from others, haha.

What year did you start producing music?

I started producing in 2013, although I was more focused on ambient and chill out music back then.

Your first drum'n'bass release:

'All Night' 2015

Record labels from which your music has been released:

C Recordings, Glitch Audio, Boey Audio, Just Chill Out, Kelder

How do you describe your music?

Atmospheric backgrounds and melodies that are often quite melancholic. A warm, flowing bassline and crispy Intergral style drums helps it to tie together. I often use samples with rnb/soul vocals, which boost the idea and mood of the track even more and helps myself to express what I’m feeling at the moment.

What or who inspires you to create music?

I get inspired by other people’s creation, rainy weather, good movies/series, people around me, all the feelings and emotions I’ve lived through. I started producing music in the first place because I was looking for an output I could get my embedded and stored up feelings/conflicts out with. So you can say that my creation is a very intimate reflection of what’s going on inside of me.

Which do you think you are more, a DJ or a producer?

Producer - although I love to pick tracks on the spot and get feedback right away, I feel much more comfortable between my studio’s walls mixing sounds together. I feel that as a producer I can express myself more than as an artist.

What would you do differently as an aspiring young producer? Advice for newcomers:

Quality over quantity! Everything that comes out of your DAW, doesn’t need to see daylight immediately. Also I’d use more well produced tracks as a reference, analyze them, how they reached this outcome and what kind of techniques they have used.

Who would you like to collaborate with and / or play b2b in the future?

Oh wow, there are so many talented people here, in Estonia and abroad, that I’d like to collaborate with. But if I’d point someone out then Calibre, Artificial Intelligence, DRS, Alix Perez, Satl, Halogenix, Burial, Eden. Actually there is already something cooking up with one of them. :)

What should a promoter consider when inviting you to play?

In general I play liquid stuff more than the Estonian average, you will definitely not hear me playing jump up. I’m also very thankful to my acquaintances, thanks to whom you can hear a lot of new and exclusive music in my sets.

What should definitely be in your artist's rider?

I’ve always been modest and enjoyed the things I already have, but it is essential to have a box of cold beer, hot women and a dark-blue limousine in a rider.

The best / most memorable parties you've played at:

First in mind is Labürint 2. year birthday, where I played at Hall’s main stage. It was my first time on a stage that big and the energy was so powerful. I can also recall our b2b set with Contrasting Vibes, when we warmed up Signal at Doubledrop.

The weirdest song request you've been asked during a DJ set:

It was an 100% dnb party. An elderly finnish man asked: „Onko teillä hevimetalli?“ „No.“ „Mutta Avicii?“...

Interesting fan experience:

I don’t think I’m known enough to have any fans. I’ve never really liked the expression “fan”, I prefer listener or supporter.

Other interests (hobbies):

Producing takes most of my time, but I enjoy going to the forest and the beach a lot. When it’s raining I like to watch some series. Just recently I finished watching “Lost”, unreal how well it’s done. I recommend Mr.Robot as well!

Do you prefer to make plans or to be spontaneous?

The best decisions in life I’ve made spontaneously. Planning and deadlines make me nervous and cause me stress.

Who's your best friend?

My girlfriend Helen, she’s my best friend, amazing mate, biggest critic and also my biggest supporter. I don’t know what I’d do without her, so grateful!

What question nobody should ever ask you?

Who is Tatora?