Recently i catched up with nocturnal and asked him a few questions.
How you doing mate:
Im Living mate, Just constantly working.
Good to hear your doing something lol, Whats the best tune you've made?
Lol rah, no lead up into the question, just str8 to the point..lol. You know what im not sure.
I'd like to say something real deep like 'It hasnt been made yet' but for now i'd say..........
I liked punctuation.... but then the energy that Dont phone me(Ghetts & Griminal) has is one that always gets me moving.
But then, 'The Real Best' was cold....Dont you think Rudes?..lol
RUDES REPLY: nah mate it was ok lol. i remeber when we was all at studio and ghetts was recording 'Dont Phone Me'..FIRE but sing for me was better. lol
who you feeling in the scene and who would you like to work with in the future?
Who i feel in the scene on a production tip, isnt really a single answer. I like alot of producers who bring different things to the table. Im just happy that there is a clear variation and that the level of production is increasing everyday.
On an artist front, id say the people who i like are those i work with. people like Ghetts, Goodz and an earthworm jim look- a-like....Rinse.
Thats not taking away from any others out there. i Only say these guys cos i've seen the othersides they hold aswell as whats seen by the scene.
I'd like to work with alot of people that can be different at times and display the true meaning of an artist. I like what J2k does. I think he has a serious tallent also.
What have you got coming out?
Releases, im going for it this year, so watch this space...what space i hear you cry? Myspace.. www.Myspace.com/thenocturnalist. sorry, a bit of shameless promo. Nah seriously, I have Nocstrumentals comming out 26TH of JAN 2009, which is an Instrumental cd of what i do best and a collection of the banger ive had on rotation in our scene. and a vocal cd project comming after.
Aswell as that, im gonna get into the release of vinyl more this year aswell.
OK, So Recently you have been slying producers? WHY?
Lol, i dont know? "MAYBE THEY NEED TO UP THE LEVELS MORE!!! Dont you think?
I like a lil conflict, the producers need to come out and play abit more. These mcs do it, so boy, lets get involved.
What do you think of producers who copy other peoples styles?
eerrrm, i think for a track or two people are drawn by influences and its understandable as any style aint really new. but str8 catting a man aint the in thing bruv
Right now, when people ask whos the best producer your name gets mentioned how does that make you feel?
Makes me feel like im doing something right but i always feel like people dont know the cards im holding close to my chest and when they get to see'em they'd be even more amazed.
But yh, its not a big thing, i work hard, so i feel such title is almost deserved.
Do you only make grime or are you working on diffrent genres of music?
Ive always made alot of other genres, so grime is what im known for but i have a wide range of music know-how in other genres. Like, Rap, R&b, Pop, rock, Classical, Jazz, Afro beat, House, Electronic and alot more experimental stuff.
I love R&b thoe, cos i love keys in my production.
You made a Tune called the Real best, I no it was mainly aimed at me but explain how that came along cos that caused a big hype in the scene?
The Real Best, well i never really watched what was happening in grime at the time but everywhere i went, i heard a song called 'the best' better known as Ghetts's 'Sing for me' and i thought it was a good tune but then people kept on asking me if i made it and saying you done a good job. I was like 'nah, its not me who made it'. anyway, i never knew the instro's title and soon found out it was titled 'the best' and i thought.... 'Nah is this guy being cheeky or what'? so i thought let me ground him.. (RUDES: YOU CANT GROUND ME MATE)
At the time i never had any new tracks being played(coz im so stingy, due to bootleggers) so i thought let me do a free download of this and show ppl who the real best is.. But then the twist is i re-made other producers tracks in the 'the Real best' track and let people decide if i was calling it the real best because i think im better or do i think these other producers are seen as the best.. i let you decide.lol
Rudes reply: Hmmm thats a good answer.. but i still think im better then you. HAHAHA
Anyway is there, anyone we should look out for in 2009
Erm, im not sure, i would say alot of names but if they dont surface then i'd be seen as just talking.
But dispite that, there is one guy who deserves a mention,that being myself. at times i can honestly say, 09 will be a year that Nocturnal surfaces.
Also look out for Ghetts's album and Rinse's album...And Goodz's!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME NOCS,
Thanks Very much, Happy new year and Niteknights.com