“My motto? Don’t be like Trump.” Sheffield’s Pedram takes on our quick-fire Q&A.

Why music?

To escape the concrete jungle of Park Hill Flats in Sheffield.

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

Man Vs Food host.

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

“Clean up your own mess.”

What inspires you?


What’s the next big thing?

Colonising Mars.

Best club experience?

Urban Gorilla, Charles Street, Sheffield.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Working in a steel factory.

How do you know when a track’s finished?

When I can listen to it all the way through without pausing.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Orbital – ‘Belfast’.

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

Still trying to figure it out.

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

I don’t do bad tracks.

Recommend us a film.

No One Knows About Persian Cats.

Recommend us a book.

The Einstein Factor.

What or who is underrated?

Greggs custard doughnuts.

What are you addicted to?

Salt and vinegar peanuts

What do you lust over?

Turkish delight.

What is your greatest regret?

Never have regrets, only lessons to improve.

What one thing would most improve your life?

Britain joining the EU.

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

In my bedroom in 2007.

Collaboration: rich creative experience or pain in the ass?

Rich creative ass pain.

What’s the secret to a great mix?

No silence between the tracks.

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

How do you relax?

Make music.

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

DSI Tempest – you can design any sound you want, unique to you.

Art or money?

Art that makes money.

Strangest place you ever wrote a track?

Megabus travelling to Sheffield, full of all kinds of culturally diverse body odours.

What’s your favourite label? Why?

Warp, the most forward thinking, ballsy, original label, which originates from the hometown of Sheffield.

What’s the worst thing about making music?

Being skint most of the time when you’re starting out.

What’s your motto?

Don’t be like Trump.


Pedram’s ‘Cloned’ is out now. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

29th June, 2016

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