Hailing from the UK Dexplicit (Dean) is an energetic music producer who loves grime, bass, garage and FL Studio. We caught up with Dexplicit and asked him about his symbiotic relationship with FL Studio.
Tell us about your music and yourself?
I’m a UK Producer/ DJ called ‘Dexplicit’. I’m responsible for some of the biggest
UK club anthems of the last decade. One in particular being Lethal B’s ‘Pow!’ record which reached number 11 as a Xmas release in the UK charts in 04.
The instrumental was also performed over using a full orchestra at the ‘Royal Albert Hall’ by Rap superstar Jay-Z during his concert in the UK. Other chart topping U.S artists including Pitbull and Kardinal Official also recorded their own versions of the track.
I won Best Producer at the ‘UMA’ awards (was also nominated three years running) and the track won Best Anthem at the ‘Mobo’ awards. It was then used at Madison sq Gardens when Mike Tyson was KO’d by Danny Williams. I’ve also worked with & remixed for M.I.A, The Prodigy, Wideboys, Yolonda Be Cool, Preeya Kalidas (Actress), Idris Elba (Actor), Wiley & many more..
Over the last few years I’ve been Playing full 1hr sets of my electronic, FL Studio created, heavy-bass music to ravers all over the world. Including Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia.
Preeya Kalidas Ft Scorcher – It’s A Problem (2011)
How did you get into music?
My Dad was in a Reggae band when I was young, and had a home studio setup in the garage. He taught me how to use a few sequencers in my early teens, but then he introduced me to Fruityloops 1 and the sky opened up for me lol. By 15 years old, experimenting turned into actually making songs.
Davinche – JayZ Money (Dexplicit Remix) by Dexplicit
| Yolanda Be Cool – Le Bump (Dexplicit Remix) by Dexplicit
Why do you use FL Studio?
FL Studio is without a doubt the most important tool in my inventory. Both in the studio, and while away using my laptop to continue making my music. One of the biggest remixes I made was created sitting in my car with my laptop connected to my car speakers. Its definitely the fastest tool I know in terms of getting an idea from my mind to the speakers…..
Tell us about your production environment & toys?
I have an ‘I7’ Intel PC running all my software (I only use software instruments btw). Connected to a Delta 1010 sound card, Yamaha HS50M speakers, Yamaha MSP7 speakers (about to upgrade to Genelec 8040a’s), Yamaha MG24 mixer, three screens and a Xbox 360.
Jay-Z Performing over Pow! (2006)
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