Delta

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Delta has released Drum & Bass music since 2000 mainly under the names ‘Delta’ and ‘Delta + Format’ / ‘Stormtroopers’ with Mat Format on a range of highly respected labels including Reinforced, Hospital, Creative Source, Dread and Liquid V.

In 2003, Rob Delta launched Microdot Recordings which was recently reborn in 2014.

As a DJ, Rob Delta plays 50’s / 60’s / 70’s Funk, Rock, Psychedelia, Blues, Soul, 60’s R+B, Jazz, Ska, Reggae, Latin, Dub, Folk, Indy and Mod sounds since 1998. Currently, he hosts ‘Cosmic Boogie’ – a regular night of 60’s / 70’s Rock, Psychedelia, Folk, and Blues with DJs and live music.

In 2007, Rob and filmmaker, Adam Whitehall created the multimedia event ‘Motherbox’ incorporating liquid light projections, film, music and theatre.

Furthermore, as a musician, he plays guitar in the Rock / Folk / Psych band ‘Magic Brother’ and is involved in various other live music projects.

Artist: Delta
Track: What
Release: Various Artists: Compiled By Klis – ‘Sequential Music: An Alternative Approach For Experimental Minds’ ALBUM {mspiral006}

Interview

1. What attracted you to creating music using the Sequential Music method?

I had never heard of the technique being used before, so when I got an opportunity to try it, I followed the guidelines to see what I could create.


2. How did you make your track(s) (approach, ideas, equipment used, mixing techniques etc)?

I decided before starting the track to just use samples, so I listened through to my sample collection and chose a few from each section (i.e. drums, bass, atmosheres and vocals). Once selected, I put the samples into a folder and decided to try and only use those sounds. Normally, I create my productions by combining Cubase with outboard equipment. However, on this occasion, ‘What’ was written using Logic and was all in the box.

3. What challenges did you face?

When writing Drum & Bass, I rarely, if ever, have one sound on its own in the sequence. For those tracks, I layer a lot of instruments / sounds which naturally overlap. So, for this sequential experiment it was a good challenge to move away from that way of working.


4. How would you summarise your experience?

A good introduction to working to an alternative technique where one sound always appears in isolation – which is something that I had never done before but would definitely be interested in trying again.

BandCamp: https://microdotrecordings1.bandcamp.com/music
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/delta_microdot