We caught up with British DJ and Producer Martin Badder to chat about his career and find out a little bit about himself.
Hi Martin, how are you and what’s going on in your world at the moment?
All good! I’ve just released by tracks ‘Mandem Skank’ on Datatech and ‘Freak Yeah’ on Bunny Tiger as part o their Vol. 8 VA album.
Where are you currently based?
I’m based in Bath.
How would you describe your sound?
A crossover between Tech, Deep House and Nu-Disco.
Who were your influences growing up?
Leftfield played a massive part in my sound originally as a teenager. Their show inspired me to add live elements to my performance by playing keys as well as DJing, taking elements of what I do in the studio to the stage.
How did you get involved in the Dance music business?
I started promoting nights and then naturally started DJing. Playing at my own nights gives me the port unity to text our tubes that I’m working on in the studio on the dance floor in a real environment. I get to see exactly what works and then I go back to the studio and refine. I study what sounds, beats and vibes make people dance and loose themselves. I am obsessed with the science of what makes people dance.
Where would you like to see yourself in the months ahead?
I’m looking forward to playing my new tunes out and seeing what people get out of them. I’m also working on some new material that I hope to release early 2017.
Which is your ultimate career dream?
Consistently selling out shows and also starting my own label. I have a lot of friends that are writing some killer tracks so I’d love to be able to release them and get them out to the masses.
You have had releases on world-renowned imprint such as Piso Records. What’s been your career highlight so far?
This year has been a bit of a highlight playing at Glastonbury, Boomtown, The Isle of Wight Festival and WOMAD.
Who’s inspiring you in 2016?
Daniel Fernandes, currently smashing it with Bunny Tiger Records and LouLou Records, check out his track ‘My Word’.
If you could choose, who would you like to collaborate with?
Sirens of Lesbos, check out Funky Lips of Timbuktu.
Tell us something not many people know about Madder Badder?
I’m T total.
Anything to add/shout outs?
Shout out to Michael Rack AKA Dutty, smashing it with Dutty Moonshine right now. I played keys this year with him on the main stage at Boomtown, it went off!