Thanks to Cosmonostro releases, shouts from Plastician, BBC Radio 1 play with Toddla T, and some phenomenal remixes, Daktyl has quickly become one of the UK's hottest new products. Daktyl is part of a new wave of British producers ripe for import: he doesn't make deep house, he doesn't make drum and bass, he definitely doesn't make BrittPop, and we love him for it. After finding out that he'd be making a trip to Sarm Studios, an iconic London production house that boasts Rihanna, Rita Ora, and Madonna as just a few of their clients, we decided to tag along with photographer Sam Travis and shoot the shit.Daktyl
THUMP: Where are you from?
Daktyl: I'm from a tiny village called Fladbury. It's very close to where Tolkein got the inspiration for the Shire, so it's kind of like Middle Earth with less hobbits.
Describe your dream sandwich.
French baguette, lightly toasted with Southern Fried chicken, emmental, jack cheddar cheese, avocado, peanut butter, basil, chopped chilies, drizzled in olive oil and balsamic vinegar with lots of freshly ground black pepper.
Describe your sound using animals and adjectives.
A boisterous snow leopard hanging out with a liberal piglet.
If you could get drunk with any British band from the '80s, which would you choose?
Pet Shop Boys.
What part of your upcoming North American gigs are you most excited about?
Meeting some cool peeps.
What's your most embarrassing school memory?
Getting caught making out with my girlfriend on a piano.
What's your favourite failed British car-maker?
What food or drink can't you go a week without?
Bread. I have some form of bread with pretty much every meal I eat.
Where's the weirdest place you want to play a show?
Inside the Naica mine in Chihuahua.
Daktyl will be joining Slow Magic on tour in North America in September. For date info, go here.
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