His track Freak of nature found our interest straightaway, so here it is now and as always with interview:
Yottabit – Freak of nature
Schallwellenmagie: Since when are you active as a producer ?
Yottabit: I’ve been playing music all my life. I started experimenting with live electronics around 2004-2005 and got into producing in 2006.
Schallwellenmagie: Who or what has you most strongly affected to make music ?
Yottabit: I just love sound. Can’t imagine things being any other way so it’s the natural way to go.
Schallwellenmagie: Who are the artists with the biggest influence on your music ?
Yottabit: I listen to music all the time, so I can’t really say which artists have influenced me the most, I guess everything I listen to ends up having it’s say in my music somehow. Some of the albums I’ve been digging recently and some all-time favorites:
13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
The Gories – I Know You Fine, But How You Doin‘
Steve Reich – It’s Gonna Rain
Vangelis – Blade Runner
Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Prince – Parade
Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues
Iannis Xenakis – Metastasis / Pithoprakta Eonta
F.U.S.E. – Dimension Intrusion
JPLS – Program
Robert Hood – Internal Empire
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Schallwellenmagie: How long does it take you to produce a track usually and at what aspect of producing you spent most of your time?
Yottabit: I produce most of my tracks in one take. I usually lose focus if I leave a track unfinished, so I try to finish it on the same day. I spend most of the time jamming and experimenting with the sounds until something starts to appear, then it’s just a matter of building the arrangement and polishing the edges.
Schallwellenmagie: What is the biggest challenge for you when creating a new track ?
Yottabit: I usually forget to eat until I finish what I’m doing, so I keep getting thinner and thinner.
Schallwellenmagie: How difficult is it for you to find one point on which you can let stand a track how it is, without making changes again and again?
Yottabit: I usually know from the first hour if the track is going somewhere. Once you find the main atmosphere everything falls into place pretty much on its own. I don’t make re-edits on my tracks. If I don’t like them, I just write new ones.
Schallwellenmagie: Tell us about the hard/software you are using to create electronic music.
Yottabit: My setup is pretty minimal. Right now I use Ableton Live for everything. I sample sounds and vocals from my laptop’s crappy microphone, and I also use an Evolution UC33 midi controller for live effects. I don’t really use VSTs except maybe Reaktor sometimes.
Schallwellenmagie: Your currently number one DJ/Live acts?
Yottabit: Marc Houle’s live set is pretty amazing. The guy truly raves.
Schallwellenmagie: If you are DJing: do you prefer Vinyl or CD? Do you use DJ software? Are you performing live?
Yottabit: I use Ableton when playing live or DJing. I like how flexible it can be, also I never really got into DJing the traditional way, with turntables and stuff, so for me it’s the most natural interface.
Schallwellenmagie: What can we expect from you in the near future?
Yottabit: Right now I have two releases on the works, so if you like what you hear, stay tuned.