NT: Hey man, can we get an introduction from you?B: I’m James; I produce bass music, dubstep, garage, ect. under the name Bhava.
NT: So you’re releasing on Night Tracks. Can you tell us a little about the two tracks, Immerse and Irradiate?B: They're two tracks that I made quite a while back now, they came about through me not wanting to make straight dubstep anymore, which is what I had been doing previously.
I felt constrained by my own self imposed dubstep guide lines. However, once I started making tracks, and not really minding about genre, the tunes I started making were a lot more original and interesting, these two are what kick started my current production trend.
NT: Who or where do you take influence from for your productions? A lot of your tracks seem pretty dark.
B: My influences for anything come from what I experience up to that point. So films, music, people, places just about everything, I usually start my tracks with a idea already in my mind, for instance 'Immerse' was based around the idea of running water. I find these kind of abstract ideas can relate quite well to dance music, and give me a direction in which an individual song will go.
NT: Do you have a preferred style of music you like to produce, or do you like to shake it up sometimes?B: Personally I’ve just been making bass music from 130 to 145 bpm, I try and make my songs sound individual because I hate it when I’m out and every song sounds the same.
In terms of darkness, most of my tunes are on the dark side I’ll admit, I think it’s pretty deep rooted, and stems from my hatred for overly sweet pop that was all the rage when I was a child, I feel music should relate to real life and be an expression of your own life, the way I see it good music can be fun, angry, dark, depressing, mournful, joyous..... But over the top saccharine sweet? Whose real life does that represent?
NT: Aside from your release on Night Tracks, do you have any releases planned?B: I’ve got a few things in the pipeline and a track called Subtext forthcoming on Clockwise audio.
NT: Finally, if you had to pick your three favourite ‘Night Tracks’, what would they be?B: I know its pretty un-original but Burial - Street Halo, Synkro - Look At Yourself, Floating Points Ensemble - Post Suite. They're my current top 3 night time chill tracks.
NT: Thanks for your time man! Now, go and bag that release fans!