Dego from 2000 Black to Sound Signature

1. What has changed and what does stay in the way you produce music throughout these years?

The only thing that has changed in my  production of music is my constant evolving improvement of techniques and the ability to replicate what I imagine inside my head. I have learnt a lot from Kaidi, Akwasi and Matt Lord. I even got tips from Mr Larry Mizell.

2. How would you explain your attitude to genre crossing?

There is no real thing called genre of music. All that truly matters is good music or bad music.. I love a wide range of stuff and i only become selective when my mood demands it. I think “music genre tags” is helpful in one sense to find a sound but also damages music causing barriers and closed minds.


3. Which are the differences between the sound of 4Hero and the sound of Dego?

4Hero had evolved from a hard dance music sound to a kind of orchestrated ensemble. My music is less dramatic. I am fixated on the groove and pulse. The funk the flow and spirit of Africa via Jamaica to London with Afro American influence. The shit that makes your face contort when you hear it!! You hear it but your body demands you move to it!! I guess i am really talking about the target I have for my music rather than its sound.

4. Do you recognise any younger English or international producer who has picked up your teachings or who share your same vision of electronic music?

There are many young producers that refuse to be pigeon holed like myself. I do not know if they have ever heard of me but I am happy they are able to express themselves naturally.

Dego interview 2014 by Eudosia Luxemburg Crispy.