1)Who are you?
John Clark, electronic music producer and sort-of-singer under the name of Debukas.
2)What do you do?
Fiddle about with synths, drum machines, samples and vocal lines until tunes are born. Then I play them in front of people. I also fiddle about with other peoples’ records and call it DJing.
3)Where do you often create/produce?
Either in the home studio, the kitchen table or in an ununsual sounding room where I can hit things.
At night ususally, but some of my best tunes have been made in a day from early morning to late at night.
5)Why do you play music?
Because otherwise my soul would be dead.
1)Which track defines you the most?
Of mine? “Rings”. Excuse my awful pun, but it rings true most days.
2)Any track of the moment?
Sparky – Portland
3)What influences your work?
My vinyl collection of original Detroit and Chicago house/techno. Fresh air. Glasgow. Travel. Space.
4)Do you consider yourself as an Artist? If so, why?
I’d say I’m a musician. I’m an artist in as much as I make stuff for lots of people to enjoy, but it’s not something I’m comfortable with calling myself. Not very Scottish.
5)What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?
I have no formal qualifications from University/college, and have self-taught almost everything music-wise. My mother is a piano teacher so she set me up with keyboards and guitars when I was a kid.
7)Favorite Classic movie?
Madhur Jaffrey’s “Ultimate Curry Bible”
9)Favorite word (that you most overuse)?
“Requiem!” I’m overusing it at the moment after watching Limmy’s sketch on YouTube (look it up), but it will pass shortly.
10) Favorite music label?
11) Your dream collaboration?
Debukas and Mad Mike.
12) What’s your life motto (quote)?
“Have a good time, all the time”.
13) Any “mot de la fin”?
Thanks for listening. Come and see me when I play in your town.