“SUBPAC gives you that club vibe right from the off, we write music for the dancefloor so being able to have a physical reference in the studio with the SUBPAC is great. You get a feel of how tracks will translate on a big system.”
Q&A with Mak and Pasteman about the SUBPAC:
What role does “feeling” play in the music you make and love?
We both started making music in Leeds and Subdub at The West Indian Centre was a pivotal influence for the both of us. Iration Steppas soundsystem had the most bass pressure I think we’d ever really felt and that kind of underpinned all the music we chose to make from that point, wanting it to have that impact through all the music we were to make.
Has the SUBPAC changed the way you create, produce or mix music?
The SUBPAC takes you from your studio into a kind of club situation, you get the lows that you would only usually feel from 18″ Drivers but you’re still in the comfort of your own room. We tend to use it to get vibe more than anything, it’s a great way to get a different perspective on a track rather than solely focusing on the mechanics of a mixdown, it’s a feeling rather than a technical process which adds a fun aspect. Read More...
How could “physical audio” change our relationship to sound and music in the future?
Physical audio & VR have to be the future surely? I think these things are novel but I hope it doesn’t stop people coming to gigs and festivals getting the real deal when they can have something artificial at home. On a positive note it allows us to transport to those situations at the drop of a hat and we as producers can use that experience to refine our music before we reach the club.
ABOUT Mak and Pasteman
Breaking out across the Leeds music scene, Mak & Pasteman shared a penchant for UK underground music which brought them into the studio back in 2011.
Through their collective influences the duo have crafted a sound that sits between House & Techno but is thoroughly rooted in the UK. Since the duo’s inception they have released on various imprints, Redlights Lobster Boy, Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy, Breach’s Naked Naked & Most Recently DJ Haus’ Unknown To The Unknown. The duo continue to expand their discography with new music coming on their own Materials imprint, delving deeper in analog synthesis & texture to create the raw sound they’re known for.
The duo can be heard monthly on Rinse FM, bringing through a wide variety of guests & showcasing forthcoming label material as well as giving fans a wider taste of their musical spectrum. If their history is anything to go by Mak and Pasteman will continue to deliver a sound that is both uncompromising and true to their roots.