“I’ve got a bug called loopitus.” – tight_face on being ill

February 1, 2010 at 12:09 2 comments

This man is not just sick, ill or whatever you want to call it: tight_face lives in South London and has been making beats for quite a while. He’s very creative and he’s been infected with a bug called loopitus. All will be revealed…


What’s the meaning behind the name Tightface, can you introduce yourself and Creole+? How long have you been doing this?

Tightface is a nickname my people called me, after I had a bug out episode dehydrating my salival ducts..from getting a bit wild as a youngen…Creole+ is a buddy of mine who plays percussion and collects pickles. Been loving music forever.

How do you make your beats, what equipment do you use?

With love, hardware, records, Live percussion and upbringing.

About your record collection: what’s on permanent rotation, can you name a few records that are some of your all-time favourites?

It changes so rapidly, all sorts..I’ve recently been listening to music of indigenous tribes people, from all over the globe. People who are a little more connected to the earth. I picked up a crazy LP called PAKATAK recently.. Zouk beats of Martinique in the 70s..

Too many all-time favourites to name.

What’s your approach to sampling?

Got a bug called loopitus.Its a chronic illness…it’s hereditary?! my brothers suffer from the disorder.

Paul White and Bullion are your label mates, are you three planning on doing any musical projects together. Got something in the pipeline?

Those guys are Dope!!! In cahoots. Bit secret at the mo tho.

What makes you tick: music is probably one answer, but are there any hobbies or other things that inspire you?

Food, eating it, all creative disciplines. Learning about other cultures and their history. I need to do a bit more travelling to be honest.

What are you doing weekends, any good nights that you can recommend or have been to?

Been a bit hobbit of late.Theres a local jazz club called The Crypt I go to. Got some great musicians down there..Going to see Tangerine Dream soon. Any place I can listen to the late Yancey loud.

Where can people see you play in London? What else are you planning to release music-wise this year, any other projects you’re working on?

Been lucky enough to have Bullion invite me down to his night @the social. I‘ll hopefully be there again in the future..Doing music all the time any spare oportunities. Been working on some beats for release..Doing a live thing with my brothers Mo and J..working with my buddy Matlok amazing beat maker.Keep your ears open. It’s all about enjoying the process.

Any last words or shouts?

Shout to my people.. Mo kolours, Legbah, Jeenwilder, Paul White, Matlok, Ugo, Professor Monster, Asian Hawk, Bullion, King English, Creole+, Beatnick and CharlesII.


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