Returning to his hometown, Low Steppa plays the closing set for MADE Birmingham this weekend (25-26th July) and tells us why the second city is like no other.
Since the early years of this millennium he’s been producing some of the finest bass music around under various guises whilst touring the globe and rocking some of the world’s best parties – from EDC in Los Angeles to Womb in Tokyo.
Where are you from?
I’m from Birmingham
Where do you DJ locally?
I love The Rainbow and Lab 11 and regularly DJ there.
What are your favourite places in Birmingham to shop, eat, drink and dance?
I usually hit the Bullring, and eat at Wagamama and Five Guys. And it’s been a long while since I danced, unless I’m DJing!
What are your current top 10 dance tracks and why?
- Martin Ikin & Low Steppa – About Time
Always goes off, good crossover from tech to the bassier side of things.
- Low Steppa – Drums Rockin
Lots of energy in this one, old school kinda raw vibes.
- Dennis Quinn – Drive Me Crazy
Love this tune, it maintains a cool edge to it.
- Hardrive – Deep Inside (Low Steppa Remix)
It would be rude not to feature this one.
- NiCe7 – New York
Right groove on this one, proper dirty raw production.
- Mezzo – Need U
It never fails to get the crowd going.
- Low Steppa & Taiki Nulight – Nose Powder
Always gets a cheer when the B line drops.
- Scumfrog – Send Wave (Mendo Remix)
Absolutely brilliant record, great edits, vocals, and mint synths.
- Hot Naturdd – Benediction (Low Steppa Edit)
Always a good moment when this drops.
- The Bucketheads – The Bomb (Low Steppa Remix)
This is a new one I’ve done but it’s going down a treat so far.
MADE Birmingham debuted last year to huge success, being nominated for Best Metropolitan Festival in the UK Festival Awards. With an already stellar programme of both live music and DJ performances confirmed for Saturday 25th July – headline sets from MK and Wilkinson and performances from the likes of Claude VonStroke, Heidi, Julio Bashmore, Beardyman and David Rodigan. On the second day (Sunday 26th July) festival goers can enjoy the foodie delights of multi award-winning Digbeth Dining Club as well as further additions to the lineup including local hero,Low Steppa and rising house duo 99 Souls.