Seit 1992 sind die beiden Brüder Zobee (Child Support) und Inz (Chrisis
Loan) in die britische Drum'`n' Bass Szene involviert und haben in den vergangenen
10 Jahren viele Kontakte zu DJ`s, MC`s und Produzenten aufgebaut.
1999 kauften sich die beiden einen günstigen Computer und brachten sich selber
den Umgang mit Programmen wie Cubase, Rebirth und Recycle bei. Nach etwa 3 Jahren,
also 2001 / 2002, waren die beiden von ihren Produktionen so überzeugt, dass
sie Demos verschickten und bald darauf folgte der erste Release auf Diagram Records.
Fort an veröffentlichten sie unter dem alias "Social Security"
auf renommierten Labels wie Creative Source, M.A.S.H. / Hospital, Deep Structure,
Emotif und Formation / Reformed um nur ein paar Namen zu nennen – aber lest
selbst, denn Zobee hat uns ein paar Fragen beantwortet ...
May you introduce yourself and how you get into Drum'n'Bass?
I welcome all europeans to my domain, my name is Child Support from Social Security.
The year was 1992 when I got into Jungle / Drum'n'Bass, I was in school at the
time and I was 12 years old, me and a bunch a ghetto youths picked up the microphone
and started MCing over Jungle / Drum'n'Bass, 'cus at the time I couldn't afford
decks, I was the only one who kept it up out of the bunch, 2 years later I started
DJing and then from there it was full steam ahead!
When did you first started to dj/produce yourself?
Well as you already know im an MC / rapper / vocalist,
that all started in 1992, the DJing came like 2 years later in 1994 when I was
14, that's when me and my brother Crisis Loan the other half of Social Security
saved up some money and bought these belt drive decks called Ariston's, it was
a proper ghetto set up, we use to run the decks through a ghetto blaster, back
then it was like THEEE PHATEST SOUND WE THOUGHT WE COULD GET FOR A BED ROOM SET
UP, hahaha! Funny how things change and your ears grow as your ghetto / musical
Producing was a dream of mine since I was 12 but due to money it could'nt be done
at all, I had so many ideas written down bout tracks and how I wanted them to
sound and different concepts, ORIGINAL ideas but only until like 4-5 years ago
that dream I had came true. So I started making music with my brother Crisis Loan,
and then from there I learned a lot from him and then I started working on some
solo projects which then as you know got signed up to labels like Hospital / Mash
Rec., Blu Mar Ten's label Deep Structure, Emotif / D.Z.R, etc, etc!
Whats your musical style / background?
If I could describe my style and musical backround in
one word yeah it would have to be ghetto, it's amazing cus ive been brought up
on all sorts of music from Muhammed Raffi to Marvin Gaye, and I truly love all
sorts of music, I have a really good ear for music since I was born haha! I was
like 5 - 6 years old and I asked my mother that I wanted to learn how to play
piano, usually you get your parents telling you you have to play piano or some
sort of instrument but not my family, it was me that said to my mother "I
wanna play piano!" I was so amazed by the size of the piano, the keys, the
2 peddles but due to unforseen circumstances it couldne be done, that's life you
know, you win some and you loose some! When I went to secondary school in my 1st
year I took up how to play the double bass but that did'nt last that very long,
a year at the most.
So musically I've been intouch with these sorts of instruments from when I was
born, now I consider my ear and my body and my hands and my mouth but most of
all my heat and soul as my musical instrument. Iv'e even invented my own very
jungle scale, and basicaly you follow your heart and soul, if it sounds good,
and everything is working together as a unit then go with it, it's all about the
What was your first release and on which Label?
My 1st release was the 1st ever tune I wrote by myself
which was called "Stop, look and Listen", that became a firm favourite
with the ravers and all the big dances in the U.K. "Stop, look and Listen"
came out on Hospital / M*A*S*H Rec., the other side is "Twin Peaks"
which is Hospitality's dance floor anthem! So that was my 1st ever release by
Whats your biggest tune so far?
Tricky question, because we have had quite a few, but
at the moment I would have to say the track that me and Stevie Hyper D have done
together which is called "Buffalo Soldier" that's coming out on the
Tribute L.P, it's the ravers anthem and for me thats what its all bout. I would
also have to say me and my brother we have recently remixed easily thee biggest
jungle track of 1996, the track was by RebelL MC feat. Peter Bouncer "I'm
a junglistic man", now we have done a 2005 remix, Social Security style,
dance floor pressure for the world to enjoy! Its already getting massive amounts
of response from the ravers!
What equipment do you use for productions?
I'ts really amazing now with what you can actually do
with so little equipment, I feel that its all bout your foundation 1st, like your
breaks, sounds, basses, concepts etc, then it boils down to dynamics sonics and
finally your mixdown. Getting those thing's rite is important, then overall its
what you as a human being what you put into your track, it needs the heart and
the soul, once your track has those 2 spirtual elemnts then thats wen everything
in your track starts to talk to eachother, and thats what me and my brother are
all about! So it doesn't really matter to a certian extent what equipment you
have its how you use it and what you put into to it.
Are you lot more into DJing or producing?
I love both as equally also doing vocals, im very fortunate
to have these talents and thats why I treat each unique talent on the same level
and always try my best to push it futher and further, DJing / MCing / rapping
/ vocals / producing, it's me, and it will always remain me and be a part of who
I am and what I am and what I represent. When I get booked by promoters, if its
to DJ or to MC etc., I do each art to a professional level and always think bout
the people, im here for them and I always want to give them the best of me, I
want them to come away from the nite with a little bit of my self in them, I want
to be be entertained but at the same time educated in what I give them. I love
it all! What was your best djing experience?
There's different experience's I have had while DJing
and MCing, even when people come up to me and say to me "your Child Support
from Social Security, you done such and sich track etc, I love that tune, I even
have my own dance when that tune gets played etc..." those sort of comments
are beautiful and I keep them close to my heart, that way I know that I make my
music with love and the ravers who recieve it they feel the love that im giving
them, which is another dream come true.
The best DJing experience, well one of them would have to be when I was DJing
and MCing in Norway, Oslo in a club called Club Bla, I was on the mic 1st then
I stepped on the decks later but there was this women who actually took out her
breasts for me, which was wikkkkkkkdddddddd!!! She had some nice firm breasts
too, SO BIG UP THAT WOMEN WHO TOOK OUT HER BREASTS FOR ME AND THE CREW THE WHOLE
NITE THRU! HAHAHAHAHA!
So whats a typical day in your life? How do you spent, -lets say: a Wednesday?
Studio, studio, studio, non-stop! We don't only work on
Jungle / Drum'n'Bass, we do all sorts of music and projects, also I have my own
projects to work on in terms of music and also vocals. I also try and keep my
self fit by going to the gym, im not getting younger so the gym is one of the
main parts of my life too. I love the sauna and steam and I would'nt mind having
a steam and sauna with a sexy women!
Where do you see the future of DnB?
Hmmmmmm, to me that's an interesting question, I could
talk about so many diiferent angels where I see Jungle / drum n bass in the future,
but where I see it is where we should all together as a whole unity see it in
the future, of corse I have my own vision of were and what it should be like but
I want us as a whole as one to see it together.
Theres too much hate and not enough love, we need more love, we need to think
bout eachother more, look out for eachother more, lets not create boundaries,
lets no shut doors, let's open them, so every one can benefit from it and then
the whole scene will last longer and it will be a long term vision rather then
a short term vision. I see Jungle / Drum'n'Bass as a humanbeing as a body, if
we dont look after the body, if we don't give it the rite food, the rite shelter,
the love, the want the need, if we dont look after it, its going to die, so lets
look after it, lets show the body love, let us all together do this and then take
it together to the next level like it use to be in the old days.
At the moment there's alot of hate and confusion theres not enough producers /
DJ's making track with love, they may think it is but they are only fooling them
selves but we have to show support and love so they will find it once agian, let's
do it together rather then individuals or labels, unity is the onley way!
Any future projects in the pipeline?
There so many projects we are working on and that we will
be working on, first of all we have done the Stevie Hyper D track called "Buffalo
Soldier" that's out now in your records shop's or if you wish to buy it online
go to Black Market Records, we have also just finished the 2005 remix of Rebel
MC feat. Peter Bouncer "I'm a junglistic man" that should be coming
to a record shop near you. Me and my brother and Ges - we have done a remix of
thee biggest bhangra tune to date, Swami's Desi Rock, we have given it a Social
Security & GES - E Nasha eastern ghetto dance floor edge, thats geting heavy
plays on Radio 1 by Bobby Friction & Nihal. Also got a few vocal projects
that im working on too.
Anything you want to let us know?
All I can say is thank you very much for letting me have
this chance to show you what one half of Social Security is all bout, I wanna
big up all you guy's and girl's out there pushing and backing Jungle / Drum'n'Bass
to the max, we can only do this together as a unit! I wanna big up Crisis Loan
the other half of Social Security, I wanna send it out to my mother and my big
brother, also god, the angels, the prophets, all animals, planets, all the different
dimensions in our universe, and you, the raver, the buyer, the supporter, the
original die hard junglist that keep it real! Social Security loves you, and we
are always here for You!
from Child Support, Social Security
Peace and Love and Unity!
Discographie (November 2004):
Social Security - Warm bass rising / Mculsky (Diagram
Social Security - Never Never Land / Take Away (Creative Source)
Social Security pres. Child Support - Stop, Look and Listen / Twin Peaks (M*A*S*H)
Social Security pres. Child Support - Alien vs Preditor / The Feel Good Factor
Social Security - Freedom of Speech / Lation Lover (D.Z.R)
Social Security - Tom'n'Jerry / Happy Dayzzz (Emotif)
Social Security - The past the present and the future / Speaking spells (Deep
Lenny fontana - Spread Love (Child Support Rmx) (Hospital Records)
Social Security presents Child Support - London Zoo / Strawberry Jam (M*A*S*H)
Blu Mar Ten - Trauma (Social Security Rmx) (Exceptional)
Child support & Influx UK - Taxi Driver - Reformatted EP (Formation/Reformed
Social Security pres. Child Support feat. Stevie Hyper D - Buffalo Soldier (Stevie
Hyper D The Legend LP)
Rebel MC & Peter Bouncer - I'm a Junglistic Man (Social Security 2005 Rmx) URL dieses Dokuments: