We find that the word legend is thrown around a little too liberally these days. For us there is a difference between a veteran and a legend, the latter referring to someone whose list of accomplishments and influence on the music game are set in stone. This weeks guest is a DJ who transcends even the designation of legend. Sniper is more than a scene legend, he is a scene builder, a scene cornerstone, a scene godfather whose foundation of influence in this city still stands strong today. Anybody who was into drum n bass in any capacity in this country for the last 16/17 odd years has been directly affected,whether they realized it or not, by his sphere of influence.
We are not going to go into fine detail about all the things that Sniper has done WITHIN and FOR drum n bass in our city, maybe we will do that next time, or maybe if you weren’t there first hand then go and ask your older brother or sister about their memories from the epic rave days.
What we will say is that this mix is a return to the classic, signature Sniper sound that mesmerized an entire generation of DJ’s, producers and most importantly; people on the dancefloor at some of the most legendary large scale parties that have ever occurred on this side of the world.
We will let Snips tell it in his own words:
” I can give you all a bio but what’s the point. I’m a fuk’n dinosaur when it comes to DJing.
Atmospheric Drum n Bass isn’t really the type of sound you hear at the clubs or at bigger parties. The only chance I had to hear it is when LTJ Bukem was playing. Years ago, some rave promoters used to want me to play this kind of sound at 4 in the morning. It was the perfect time to really fuk up people and take them on a “Musical Journey” as M.C Conrad says.
Not to get to deep but, 2011 was a tough year for me. This mix reflects on some of the struggles that were faced.
The next mix I do will be a nasty, dark, smash.
Enjoy, Snips. ”
For Sniper inquiries drop a request here: firstname.lastname@example.org,
and check out a super rare DJ set from the man himself on Jan 6th at Lionhearts.
“ Just close your eyes and listen……”
22 – I Remember – Kaskade, Deadmau5