I spoke to Big Narstie ahead of his EP launch and talked nerves upsetting record labels and music
Hi how are you? Are you looking forward to the launch party next Sunday?
‘I’m really nervous I ain’t gonna lie!’
You’ve done a lot of gigs recently, it seems like your everywhere!
‘I’m on this Tesco shit!, ‘Every little helps’!! doing big gigs, little gigs, just everything.’
How long has ‘Don’t Fuck Up The Base’ been in the making?
‘The EP ? From October last year, it was all wrapped last year, but then I linked up with Dexplicit and I decided the new stuff needed to be on the EP, I had to really argue with the label to get them on the EP, I had to take off four songs to get the Dexplicit ones on, Retribution Kill The Dancefloor and Feel as them songs got man on a million.’
‘The pain music wasn’t for the dance floor, it was more chilled. This EP is for the people to party too like they’re 15 again, to relive their youth like when you and your mum didn’t understand you.’
Who have you worked with on the project apart from Dexplicit?
‘Well basically, Dullah Beatz produced Dont Fuck Up The Base, Sean B from WorkRate produced Underdog and General T produced Sometimes and On a Million.’
This is your 3rd release with Dice, is the next project an album project ?
‘Yeah its my 3rd, but I don’t think I’m ready for an album.’
I ask coz your averaging 6/7 tracks to an EP are you sure your not ready ?
‘You know what right now Im having fun! An album its a good thing but its long, with an EP I can get my work out to the people quicker straight away.’
Going back to Retribution I saw the video today, I really liked it !!
‘You seen it yeah?!’
Have you filmed the video for DFUTB yet ?
‘Yes its done, its going out on sbtv tomorrow[ may 31st] it was crazy big up jme the fight scene is crazy, the whole thing is crazy.’
‘Considering I haven’t got major backing I really appreciate the support that I get it means alot, hopefully DFUTB will show people you don’t have to change to get any where.’ ‘Like I’ve done this being me.’
Whats your favourite track on the ep ?
‘I’ve got two !! Underdog coz it really shows you where I come from.’
‘Kill the Dancefloor’!! its fucking gassed!! Its grown music, its as commercial as I’m gonna get without losing my identity.’
‘I’m really happy with the fan base I’ve got now if their happy to fuck with my music now then I’m happy to give em my all’
What’s next for you then if its not an album?
‘I’ve got lots of shows and and promotion to do lots of Uncle Pain to do.’
Hows the clothing going ?
‘Its going really well!! The base tee, pain gang and dontfuck up the base the hoodys tee snap backs, its all a bit mad, its a humbling feeling seeing everyone on my wave to be honest.
Well i look forward to seeing you next Sunday at the launch!
‘Yeah, we’ll shake a leg see you there!’.
DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT SBTV TOMORROW FOR THE DONT FUCK UP THE BASE VIDEO
PREORDER THE DONT FUCK UP THE BASE EP HERE
GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE LAUNCH PARTY 9TH JUNE HERE
CHECK OUT THE RETRIBUTION VIDEO HERE
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