Last Nubian has just released his superb four-track ‘Ghetto Child’ deep house EP on Leicester’s Flat White Records so we put him through our quick-fire Q&A.

Why music?

Because I’m a shit actor.

If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?

Listening to music.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Putting MSG on my food… Game changer.

What inspires you?

The big bad London city. 

What’s the next big thing?

Roller-skating for sure! All though I don’t skate myself (yet).

Best club experience?

Logan Sama dropping Stop Dat by Dizzee Rascal in Lightbox many years ago!

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Working for Pizza Hut when I was 17. I didn’t eat Pizza Hut again for at least another 4 years. 

How do you know when a track’s finished?

When it’s fully arranged and I can’t add anything more to the track. 

What was your last day job and when did you realise you could give it up?

When Leicester City won the premier league (anything’s possible).

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Max Greaf – Am Fenster.

What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?

Ask me again in 30 years

What’s the worst track you’ve ever released?

TBC…

Recommend us a film.

Stand By Me. 

Recommend us a book.

Malcolm X Autobiography. 

What or who is underrated?

Donnie Moustaki / Sweet Fruity Brunch

What or who is overrated?

Electric Scooters. 

What are you addicted to?

Currently Kiwi’s.          

What do you lust over?

My friend’s MPC 2000.

What one thing would most improve your life?

Regular sunny days in London.

What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?

Probably wasting half my set at Fire trying to figure out Traktor. Just use USB’s, CD’s or records. 

Collaboration: rich creative experience or pain in the ass?

Can be either or depending on the collaborator. 

What’s the secret to a great mix?

RX950 Classic AD/DA Converter plugin by Inphonik

If you could only listen to one more track, what would it be?

Currently, the instrumental version of Forget Me Nots by Patrice Rushen. But that will probably change in a few weeks. 

How do you relax?

Eating Kiwi while watching the US Office.

What one piece of software/kit could you not do without? Why?

Native Instruments Maschine – love that thing.

Art or money?

Art, money’s also overrated.

Strangest place you ever wrote a track?

Probably on the toilet when I’m obsessed and can’t put my laptop down. 

Must-visit record store?

Container Records in Brixton.

Container Records. Image by stampthewax.com

What’s your favourite label? Why?

I have so many favorites and all for different reasons. 

What’s the worst thing about making music?

Telling yourself that’ll you finish up in the next hour only to soon realize that 8 hours has gone by. 

What’s your motto?

No spice, no flavour. 

Name something timeless

Roland TR-808

Tweet us a tip. What’s the best production advice you can give in 140 characters or less?

Learn some minor chords, distort your drums more and sample whatever you want. 

Can music change the world?

Definitely not.

What should you do before you die?

Visit London… It’s great!

Last Nubian’s Ghetto Child is available to stream and buy now on Bandcamp.

10th May, 2021

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