Subclaim: Artist Feature & Interview
DJ/Producer from the west coast of Canada
Currently pushing deep n’ dark sounds on 140.
If you haven’t heard of Subclaim, it’s about time you learn a little something about one of the players in BC’s deep Dubstep scene. Check out one of his tunes below and learn a little bit about the man further on down the page.
Subclaim has been playing dubs in the forests of British Columbia since 2009. Focusing on bass weight, vibes, and dark atmospheres; his sound is deeply rooted within low-end frequencies and relentless sub bass business. Through clean mixing and a tight tune selection including exclusives & originals, Subclaim brings forth a sound that is nostalgic, yet equally refreshing, and heavy enough to shake the toughest of sound systems.
With releases coming out on labels such as Mat the Aliens “Really Good Recordings”, and collaborations with artists such as Ill Chill soon to be released, you can be sure that Subclaim is making a huge impact on the deep scene this year, and years to come. Check out his Ill Chill collab, forth coming on Really Good.
Check out the interview we had with Subclaim below.
So how did it all begin?
I’ve always loved music since I was a wee little lad and have been interested in creating it since a very young age. I got a guitar when I was ten and played around on it, making riffs and stuff.. but never really had the desire to learn other people’s songs; just make my own bits. A band seemed like too much effort, so a laptop seemed like easiest way to create music. I started to make shitty house music in the basement of my parents house in 2007 when i was 15 years old. I bought some old pioneer 800s around the same time, burnt some CDs, and sparked my passion in electronic music.
Funniest thing that ever happened at an event?
I played a xylophone strapped to santa clause’s chest at shambhala in a crowd of people while high on acid… still not sure if it really happened or not to be honest.
What do you do outside of the music scene?
I snowboard, play paintball when I can, and try to be outdoors as much as possible; I love hiking and camping.
Which shows are you playing this summer so far.
This summer has been fairly slow for gigs. I’m trying to focus on creating more music than anything really.. but I’ve got a few:
Awakening Music Festival
+ some other gigs in various towns within BC
What did you have for breakfast?
I always pound back a green smoothy in the morning with spinach, banana, raspberries, hemp seeds, and a bunch of other goodies to start the day good and proper.
Would you care to share your worst moment as a dj at a gig?
One time I got too drunk and flailed off the back of a stage.. breaking a technic turntable control arm in the process. not a proud moment but looking back on it is hilarious.
What advice would you give to artists just starting?
Push what you like the most and rep that no matter what! Don’t worry about what other people are doing or how they’re obtaining success; focus on yourself and what you’ve uniquely got to do to get where you want to be.