1. What sparked your desire to make music?
I was brought up in a musical family, my parents are both musicians, as well as some of their brothers/sisters. SO I guess making music is just something I’ve always done and something that’s always been around me.
2. How did you decide on your stage name?
Well obviously I watch a lot of martial arts films ;) When we were still at college me and my producing friends would come up with lots of names for ourselves, Ipman just stuck and got picked up on by others so I just kept it.
3. Do you have any formal training with musical instruments? If so, what instruments?
I can play the trumpet, I used to be pretty good but I haven’t practiced enough for quite a while now. I should but synths are very distracting! I can play the guitar and drums a bit as well.
4. Who would you consider are your main influences musically?
I would say that I take influence from quite a wide range just because I’ve listened to so much music, but if I was going to narrow it down and pick on a few artists then definitely Vex’d, Aphex Twin, Dom&Roland, lots of early dubstep and D&B tracks. That kind of stuff.
5. What was your main inspirations when creating your new album Depatterning?
Depatterning was really a goal to create something that i could feel was uniquely mine and hold up as an example of my self-expression. When you write dance music it’s easy to fall into using well known tropes and reusing established ideas and sounds to build tracks – which can be really effective in making a big club tune, and I have a lot of love for those sounds, but with this I wanted to try and put my footprint on it as much as possible and not rely on these easily recognizable signatures of the style. Except for in Regicide haha.
6. What do you do when you are not making music?
I am really into cooking… It’s pretty similar to making tunes though I guess. Go to the pub!
7. What genre/style would you consider your music under besides electronic?
Other than other subgenres of electronic music? None to be honest, it’s electronic through and through, taking bits from dub to techno to experimental psychoacoustic music.
8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
HAHA serious question? I don’t know where I’ll be in 1 year let alone 10. I guess I hope I am is still kicking and making music that I enjoy that hopefully other people do too. I would like to continue to write more albums, nothing planned yet but I can feel that I will be doing that again.