FreeRange Dj’s-An Insight*
Yannick Ireland, one half of Swing/Breaks duo Klauz & The Frenchman delves into the logic’s and sound behind the DJ trio that is FreeRange DJ’S….
Whats up guys can you tell us a little about you and the FreeRange empire?!
Freerange has evolved a lot since it started it 4 years go. Originally the Freerange brand was started to promote a group of 7 Dj’s covering Drum & Bass, Breakbeat, Techno, Electro, Hip Hop and Dubstep. Musically Myself, Ave and Seb have always jelled together really well so as the original concept of having 7 people together filtered out it was a natural progression for us to up our game as a trio. Although we have always loved and followed a lot of different styles of dance music. We focused solely on the breakbeat scene for a few years and with a few of our own records released we soon found ourselves getting a lot of national exposure and high profile bookings within the breaks scene. Now we are fairly well established on a worldwide scale so we are beginning to introduce a lot of our original influences back into our music. We have Dubstep, Electro, D&B. Drumstep and Breakbeat tunes signed under the Freerange Dj’s name and ready to be released in the early months of 2011. The Techno records we have been making have been doing so well that we have started another alias called The Occult to give them a separate push and not confuse the sounds.
Tell us about the production of your music, whose behind this?
All of our music is made locally. Ave is the real hero behind our sound and 90% of the music is made by him in his home studio. We also have another more basic studio where we broadcast our radio shows and make our podcasts. Our main label Ape Music is run out of Exeter by two Devonian fellows named Ben & Lex and all of our sounds are mastered at Stardelta Mastering in Exeter. The Freerange package is about as Southwest as it gets!
Where does 2011 see you guys headed?
In a nutshell we just want to increase the volume and quality of the work we are doing. Our work with Ape Music and Rocstar are going to be focal points as well as putting on a lot more parties and investing in the Breakbeat scene within the southwest.