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Interview with ALTERED STATES

September 8, 2014


So next month sees the 11th release on the label from newly signed Manchester trio Altered States! We caught up with them to tell us a bit about what they have been up to, their time in the scene and more info about the upcoming EP.


So lads, welcome to Sub-Woofah Records!! Can you tell our readers a bit about yourselves, how you got into music and your experience in the scene please?

Cheers guys good to be here! Over the years we’ve always been listening artist and dj’s like Andy C ,Shy Fx, Roni Size, Fabio & Grooverider, Hype, Slipmatt, Brisk and the Prodigy to name but a few, as well Helter Skelter and Sidewinder tapes back in the day! But all really started for us when we went to Fantasy Island new years eve one year where ended up staying in the drum and bass arena all night and from then we were hooked!

We’ve played around Manchester for quite a few years and ran a few of our own nights with residencies at nights such as Religion at Sankeys and Oh My God as well as playing for nights such as yourselves, Metropolis and Just Skank. On a production level we have probably been producing properly for about 6-7 years with releases on BPM Recordz, Fokuz Limited Recordings, Good Times, and now yourselves! 


And what have you been up to recently?

Recently we’ve been really concentrating on getting some new material written and finished. We’ve been working with a couple of vocalists who we have had really good feedback and material back from so watch this space!


We’ve also been working on a couple of remixes we have just finished one for the Manchester band The Marivaux, which is ready to drop soon and also we did a unofficial remix of London Grammar – Sights earlier this year which we put up on our Soundcloud for free download. 


Now, tell us a bit about your setup, what’s the Altered States studio like?

At the moment – messy! Lol. We usually have a few projects on the go and pass them round each adding our input then get together to finish a track in the final stages and the mixdown. We use Logic, Adam active monitors and sub, audio interface, and variety of software VST’s and plugins. 


And what was your inspiration for the latest release and what can people expect?

We’ve always loved the ragga tip of dnb and really wanted to make a dancefloor track with a explosive drop to it so we had the vocal to Ground Zero and had a couple of bassline ideas. This was definitely the best to fit for what we wanted it to do! Disclosed came around combining that oldskool vibe with an up to date finish adding couple of favourites a reece bassline and some rolling amen beats together, accompanied by a massive searing pad! Both tracks are more engineered for the dancefloor and we’ve had really good reactions from the crowd when we have played them out!


Thanks guys!! And thanks for reading people - make sure to check out the release on our soundcloud page by clicking 



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