Fusing underground electronica with 'leftfield pop' influences, UK-based Debukas causes a fuss with his latest EP on 2020Vision
'Debukas' is the first solo project from the vocalist/producer, combining experimental electronica and leftfield pop tendencies. Creating warm analogue sounds on his Model 500, Debukas has constructed a unique underground sound, interspersed with his own vocals. Besides remixing the likes of Wild Beasts' ‘Hooting & Howling’, and providing guest vocals on Simon Baker’s last album, he has also been producing for bands in whatever spare time he has left. His debut four-track EP presents a deep and moody sound with ‘I Am Machinery’, alongside ‘Set Myself On Fire’ which you can hear here below.
...your secret talent?
I've got skills on the ping pong table, and a deep understanding of garlic.
...your worst vice?
I'm partial to a bottle of Devon's finest tonic wine, Buckfast. For some reason this is seen as antisocial.
…the story behind your name?
It's the kind of sound I make when I'm making drum beats with my mouth. To me, it fits in with the percussive elements and mouth noises that layer up my sound.
... your favourite sound?
The sound of a distant aircraft when out in the countryside.
...your worst fashion secret?
In winter my fashion sense goes to pot, and I end up wearing seriously unfashionable things. I can't disclose most of these for fear of being found out, but one word I will say to you is Microfleece.
...your favourite website?
For new music I still dig Boomkat. Rubadub Records have a splendid looking new website on the way. Matrixsynth to satisfy the synth fetish.
...the best thing about where you're from?
I moved from Glasgow to Inverness a year ago. The best thing about Inverness is the clean air and the immediate access to stunning scenery. The best thing about Glasgow is the music.
...are you listening to now?
At this very minute Craig Armstrong. Before that, Lone, Fatima and Front 242. There are some labels that are particularly on it just now such as Numbers, Rush Hour and Third Ear.
How would you describe your work?