Wednesday, December 28, 2011


James Vine aka ENiGMA Dubz

Birmingham, UK

Production and DJ-wise, I've been on it now for around five years now. When I was doing my GCSE's, I got hold of a copy of 'Reason' and to start with it was a case of getting in from school, opening 'Reason' and then just experimenting and trying to work out what a compressor was for! The music side of things was something I was strong at as I've been playing the cello from a very young age. Over the years, I've had a load of experience playing in concerts with orchestras and playing solo  Classical work. The Classical training gave me all the fundamental music knowledge and theory to be creative. So once I got hold of 'Reason', and then later Fruity Loops, it was a case of learning the program and then having fun with it. I eventually got a Mac, just over a year ago, and then I was able to make the move to Logic which really has taken my producing to the next level. No matter what happens with my producing career, I'll always have a passion for music in general and being creative.

I've just finished making two EPs which will be coming out either at the end of this year or at the start of 2012. One EP is coming out on a Bristol Label called Subdepth Records which is focused more on the deeper side of Garage/Dubstep. The other EP is coming out on a label called Bassclash Records and this one is a bit heavier...well, a lot heavier.

I'm also working on two other big projects. One is an album which is coming from an MC in London called Drapez. We've been putting out tracks for a while now and, in 2012, there will be an album dropping called 'Drapez - My Way Out', so keep an eye and ear out for that! The other project I've just started is a second album to follow my first one, 'ENiGMA Dubz - Variationz', but this won't be done for at least a few months and should be out there at some point during 2012.

Other than that, I'm still pushing out other tracks, more free downloads, experimenting with other sounds and working with other artists. Me and my girlfriend Katie McLeod are working on more tracks and there will be an EP coming out on LU10 Records featuring Katie's new track 'Brighter Day' alongside a couple of other. So, watch out for that and there will be plenty more to come from us in the near future.

The last thing to mention is that I have just put out a mix CD to help push my music to the public. The CD, 'Sub-Mission Vol 1' will be available at most Birmingham Record shops and hopefully nationwide once I get it out there. All the tracks are produced by myself and I'll be bringing a Volume 2 out next year. If you want more info on this, head over to my Soundloud and listen to the Mix CD sample.

Well the next thing for me is to start finding ways of pushing my name further. I'm hoping to do more DJ sets next year and also do a lot more official remix work for labels/artists. Once I get a chance to focus on my new album, I'll finish that and should get it out during 2012. I'm also keen to get into music for film and television so I'm going to be creating all sorts of music next year.

Big up to LU10 Records, DANK 'N' DIRTY DUBZ and also any other labels helping to push my music. Also shout out to Katie McLeod for writing amazing vocals, Drapez for being a next-level MC and everyone out there making great music. Also I'd like to say thanks to everyone who's been supporting me, all the features on blogs, YouTube posts, comments, messages and general support is really appreciated, so thank you! Lastly, thanks to AMINA for this feature. There's some sick stuff on this blog so keep your eye on it people!

Not only is ENiGMA Dubz talented, his music is very diverse. I look forward to hearing what he creates next. If you would like to find out more about ENiGMA Dubz or perhaps book him, click on the links below.

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