West London based producer ‘Data’ has been turning heads with his mature and different approach to modern day electronic music production. Quickly rising through the ranks with a slew of signings, his tracks quickly found their way into many top dj’s bags, including Goldie, Skream, EZ and more. Data’s focus on ambience, groove, minimalism and experimentation provides a whole new take on current musical trends.
A fan of technology, Data recalls experimenting with old Casio and Yamaha keyboards bought for him as a child. His dad’s love of 70’s rock lead to him following some bands around with a camcorder as a kid and that’s when multimedia concepts began to form in his mind. After being introduced to Drum and Bass through pirate radio stations and friend’s mixtapes, Data was keen to the learn the art of mixing and began his exploration into the scene. Mixing lead to production and hooking up with his close friend, Nebulus. Making their first tunes on an Akai 3000 and an old Soundcraft desk (which Data still uses!), it was clear that he had a lot to learn and Data began to slowly piece together his equipment and skill.
Playing on several pirate stations around London, Data eventually settled down into his weekend show on Life FM, run by Paul Roast. After playing his regular slot for many years, Data decided to lock himself away in the studio and really see how far he could take his production.
Fast forward to 2011.
With several huge releases under his belt on labels such as Metalheadz, Tempa and Critical and with colaborations artists such as Burial and Goldie in his discography, Data’s production continues to progress as he prepares his forthcoming album, ‘Making Simple Things Complex’.