RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW TIGS FROM AUSTRALIA
Hiya TIGS thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide to start and become a soloist?
Hey RGM! I was in a duo prodution team called Raw Tactics when I was Living in Brighton,UK – I ended up moving to Melbourne, Australia so ended up with my own set up and doing my own thing!
Introduce us to you and your musical history?
Hi my names Tigs – Im a Producer / DJ , I make all types of music, mainly grime / UKG / Bass music. I’ve been producing for a while now in Logic! Started off being in bands playing guitar and got interested in watching people in recording studios doing their thing so the second it became digital (affordable for me) I made the jump into productions
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
What I think of the state of music industry today…..and of course anything on covid!
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
Nope none of that, my attention spans not big enough for that I’m afraid.
Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?
Yeah! I’m not one for getting new clothes but ended up getting a few new things that I prob wont ever wear! Def picked up a few studio bits too…but you always need that right?
We have set up RGM AUSTRALIA sharing AUSSIE music with the uk scene and vice versa, what are your thoughts on the UK music scene?
The scene is too sick right now so much decent stuff out there. it’s everywhere, even listening to Australian radio the other day and they are playing UK stuff – It wasn’t like that a few years ago so it’s nice to hear UK influence when you in an Uber on the other side of the world
What useless party trick do you have?
I wish I had one, I actually don’t – does falling asleep anywhere count?
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
Each time I b2b with an artist called Zemon. We played Garage Nation and a few radio shows in the same week and then finished off at Notting Hill Carnival on no sleep, he’s always so full off energy it can never not be fun!You need to sit in a room and have a few by myself meetings for a week after though haha
What was the worst experience on stage?
Probably one time at a show just before we went on stage I was drinking a mates drink to realise it was actually piss….then during the show all my equipment fell on the floor…probably shouldn’t of shared that one.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about?
I have been making music for 15 years and still have to draw the musical notes on my midi keyboard with a permanent marker…still dont know where middle C is!
If you had to describe your music to an alien how would you describe it?
I hope it never has to get to that point, but if they wanna give it a listen i’m up for it
What makes you stand out as an artist? I’m persistent, sarcastic, and can make a decent tune.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?
I’m trying the old glass half full approach this year so I gotta say nothing, everything is grrreeaat!
What’s your favourite song to play live and why?
I always like testing the new stuff out, always a buzz when people are feeling the new ones, also a good time to fix it if they arnt feeling it too
I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it? Yeah – The new one is called ‘Bad Like We’ it features Peppery on vocals, it’s a fun 4/4 House garage tune, got a speed garage vibe to it, also got a wicked producer called ‘ Murder He wrote on the remix too
Talk me through the thought process of the single? The last few releases have been Grime – I wanted to make something for the clubs now that everything’s open again. This track was taken off an EP I wrote, ended up just putting out single for now
What was the recording process like?
I’ve worked with Peppery a few times, so it’s always a smooth process – I usually send vocalists a basic demo with the vibe to see if they are into it – Once the vocals come back to me i started messing around with structure / parts then final mix down we both come together for any final mix down/ edits before mastering
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
There were actually a few different version’s of this track as I kept changing ideas as it didn’t fit the rest of an EP I was writing at the time, I guess don’t get too attached one idea and always be open to try something different because it might be better.
Would you change anything now that it’s finished?
Nah I don’t think so, that’s half the fun isn’t it! Usually, a few months after the tracks have been out you start thinking thoughts like that – what do you guys think?
What are your plans for the year ahead?
Few more releases lined up for this year, few more vocals and instrumental bits – also looking to come back to UK for a bit for some time over the summer play some shows and catch up with people.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Thank you for the support and for letting me chat breeze