Sinden has come a long way since the neck snapping Brucker & Sinden remix of Lady Sov’s Random back in 2004. Currently he runs the Counterfeet label with Solid Groove, is resident dj at Inside Out, Basment Jaxx’s Brixton jumpoff, plays regularly at Fabric and has done a glut of standout remixes of Bugz in the Attic, Rick Ross, E40 and Bonde Do Role.
He was kind enough to talk to slutty fringe about his future plans and more…….
Is counterfeet going to be a strictly relick label?
Counterfeet started as a kind of relick outlet for bootys and mashups. We realised that this wasn’t too ambitious though as you can only take it so far. The idea is to develop artists as well as putting out the club mash-up heat – it doesn’t restrict you. There’s no particular direction with the music policy.
How exciting is it to have signed Radioclit and what are you expecting from them?
Radioclit were signed cos they’re doing something thats totally fresh. At the moment we’re just getting their 12 ready for the end of the Summer. They’re gonna come with more 12’s after that sandwiched in between more A.Brucker & Sinden releases.
From your remixes of Rick Ross and Bugz in the Attic, I know you have been digging the Baltimore House ting, personally I find it a really exciting sound, do you think there will be more uk producers releasing similar music?
Yeah hopefully! What im trying to do is come with my own spin on it. I think its always dope when someone in a different country can take the sound and move it somewhere else. People are really open to it in the UK. We’re still very much into House over here, which I love too, but Club can rock dancefloors in the same way.
As the music travels and becomes more available its gonna inspire producers here. I’m getting comissioned more to do these official remixes for labels. Its a good look!
Where do you like to play out most?
Fabric – hands down best club in London. Always a pleasure to play there. You get the freedom to play across the board on a soundsystem which bangs hard. The acts they draw there are totally on top of their game too!
Have you been approached for any stateside gigs yet? theres an obvious diplo connection with your remix of bonde do role on mad decent, are you pushing him for some US action?
Yeah, i’ve had plenty of interest from the US but its gotta be done right – these things take organising and planning. Diplos been supporting hard as have others Stateside. I cant wait to get over there and Canada too.
Have you met Teki Latex and did you disco dance with him?
I met Teki recently at a boat party in Paris. Diplo and me DJed there. I had the pleasure of disco dancing with the big man!! Teki and Para One shared a megaphone behind the decks & got the crowd bubbling with an impromptu sing-a-long performance!
Which artists inspire you?
Timbaland, Switch, Jesse rose, Basement Jaxx, Diplo, Erol Alkan, MIA, Dave Kelly, Oizo, Kelis, Para One, Sandrinho, Leftside and Esko, High Contrast, Rick Rock, Dizzee, Samir, Nephets to name but a few….
Who are some emerging starlets readers should look out for?
You need to get to know about Speakerjunk – Herve and Trevor Loveys. They’ve been consistently making hot house records this year. They’ve just remixed the next Basement Jaxx single and have got nuff tunes dropping on Dave Taylors, Dubsided label. Also Surkin and the rest of the Institubes camp outta France.
Sinden has the following productions and remixes coming out in the next few months
Switch – A Bit Patchy (A.Brucker & Sinden’s A Bit Pitchy Remix)
Radioclit – Mature Macho Machine (Feat TTC, Skepta, Tinchy Stryder & Ears) (Solid Groove & Sinden Remix) (Counterfeet)
Edu K – Hot Mama (Sinden Remix) (Man Recordings)
Sinden Vs Jesse Rose – Me Mobile (Made To Play)
Solid Groove & Sinden – Din Da Da
Kelis – Bossy (Sinden remix)
Check his myspace for more remixes