Today Dataset Clothing brings you an Exclusive Mix by San Diego based, Puppy Kicker an essential component of the Brokenbeat family and one of the most technical producers I've met, Justin has strength in both, production and mixing, very rarely he will play out his own tunes, which are incredibly musical, for a genre that sometimes can get a bit mechanical sounding. His recent EP "Colors and Memories" out on Rogue Dubs is a personal favorite and testament of his amazing production skills.
Who are you: My Name is Justin Stephenson, aka Puppy Kicker, aka Sex Bot 5000, aka Justin Conrad
Your big music dream: To get signed to Ninja Tunes
Your favorite studio gear: I have to say Ableton Live is a invaluable piece of gear. I also love my Micro Korg and my Roland JP-8000
What artist in your scene inspires/motivates you: Every time i'm asked this question it's the same answer. EshOne .
Life changing album: Pink Floyd- The Wall
Production tip: Stop now. hahah j/k. I don't know if this counts as a tip, but ....Keep at it., practice makes perfect. Don't try to make "the sound" everyone else is making. Just do YOU and come original with it.
Something people don't know about you: I have a little social anxiety sometimes
Favorite food joint: I recently discover a spot called "Slaters 50 50" that is amazing. Their burger patties are made from 50% sirloin 50% bacon. Need I say more? Probably not, but I'll also say they have over 100 craft beers on tap. DANG!
01. Waeck – Shaolin Onslaught
02. Dr. Cryptic – My Technique
03. Mr Minus & Fireman – BCN
04. Mono – Pariah
05. Razor Rekta – Development
06. Sleeper – Kindred
07. Komonazmuk – Side Effect
08. Digital Monk – Radioactive
09. Anex – Tailwhip
10. Mono – War Cry
11. Benga – Music Box
12. Commodo – So Clear
13. WhoIsThis – Digital Chants
14. Epoxy – Horns
15. Coleco (feat. Victoria Klewin) – Patience
16. Rakoon – Accelerated Test
17. Kuedo – Truth Flood