Interview with Dub Lemon, Citrus Boy and the Lemon Pharma collectively known as The Secret Lemon Project
HJ: Hello and welcome to EMW! Please introduce yourself's and give a little background for those who might not know your work.
Dub Lemon: The SLP started out as a couple of dubstep tracks made by myself around the middle of 2009, for about 2 months it actually did remain secret but once I decided to let the secret out I asked Nick & Rich to get involved and they assumed the identities of Lemon Pharma & Citrus Boy. Working together we have been continuing to produce our own brand of dubstep (most of which we have given away as free downloads on the Internet), playing a fair few gigs (often with the Lion MC on stage with us) and giving out customised lemons.
Citrus Boy: All three of us had been djing for years in the mid wales area. I met DL in 2004 when we were both playing on Dark FM which was run by Urban Kompozure, a mutual friend of ours. I was already DJing & writing dubstep under the aliases Nicky Ruffcut & Borg and promoting a night in Aberystwyth called 3B. I took a break from music for a few years and started gigging again in 2007. At the start of 2009 became a resident DJ for Black House. DL asked me to join SLP early summer 2009 so I made up the Citrus Boy alias to roll with the whole fruity theme lol.
DL: Ah yeah, the first time I met Nick was actually the first time I ever heard dubstep, I think very few people knew about it then but some how Nick caught on in the early days.
Lemon Pharma: I’ve know DL for many years, probably way back to our late teens, I was a Drum & Bass DJ from about 1999, loved every aspect of the genre. Went under the alias ‘Risq’. As time went on tho and the jump up sound took over, I got bored of the lack of progression dnb was making, I needed something new, and ventured into Breakbeat, and Hip Hop, quite often hooking up with DL, aka ‘x2k’ for battle scratch sessions. I did a Music Tech course but didn’t bother persuing it to university level. I also joined up on Dark FM; a little later than the other two lemons, it was also the first place I heard dubstep. DJ Wedge I believe it was, where I first heard the sound. The next trip to Tangled Parrot, my local record shop, I think I bought up almost every dubstep release they had in store.
|Lemon Pharma is currently living in New Zealand but still plays a part in the SLP.|
On a more recent note, I’ve had to leave the grove, and head off on my own little adventure to New Zealand, currently residing in Wellington and I am loving it here, I’m yet to sort out some gigs and start hitting the scene here, wanted to get sorted with my day job first. As for the scene, the Kiwis are feeling the dubstep sound in a big way, so I’m looking forward to getting involved. One of the only things that's making me want to go home is the whole SLP thing, I know I’m missing out!
HJ: What's playing in your music player at the moment?