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Hailing from Brighton via the Isle of Wight, Southbound Hangers have been making a variety of electronic music styles ranging from garage to hip-hop to D&B but they seem to have found their sonic home in the genre of dubstep and haven’t looked back since. Aligning themselves with the likes of Funtcase has seen their status rise as producers and DJ’s respectively. We took some time out to have a chat with the guys about their musical roots, upcoming releases and the quirky story behind their name.

So coming from Brighton, what was your first introduction into this style of music?
We're actually both from the Isle of Wight but we’ve lived in Brighton for quite a while. We first heard dubstep way back when we used to call it grime, we were both into the DMZ sound, Tempa, Vex'd and too many others to mention, it was new and exciting, both of us were influenced by a mix of garage, jungle and D&B and this really stood out as something different, a lot of my mates were into the sound and they started to promote nights so we picked up some residencies. The main one being Dubnium (Now Dub Optic) so luckily we were able to really push the sound to the South Coast.

Where does the name Southbound Hangers come from?
We made our first tune together so we thought we’d best come up with some sort of name! We were looking at the Urban Dictionary and we saw Southbound Hangers which means droopy or saggy breasts. We thought it fitted nicely as we are a pair of tits but also it was relevant as we've both lived on the South Coast all of our lives so it fitted. We try to keep what we do quite light-hearted and also incorporate some humour......Tits!

How do you view the dubstep scene at the moment?
It’s bigger than ever, we couldn’t have imagined it ever reaching this stage, which is great. It’s good because the scene is moving in so many different directions it’s allowing people to experiment with so many different styles of dubstep. If you appreciate all of the styles for what they are there’s some amazing music out there to enjoy.

What releases have you got in the pipeline over the coming months?
Speaking of different styles we've just launched our own label called Love Sick Recordings along with Riskotheque and Marchmellow. It focuses on the deeper more musical side of the genre and we don’t even want to limit it by saying it’s a dubstep label. We prefer to say its bass music. Release-wise we have Love Sick 001 coming out on 12-inch in November and that will be available from all good stores. We also have more releases planned on Evergreen Forest Records and we're just finishing a collaboration with Stig of the Dump but not sure which label that’s going to be on yet.



How did you come to make tunes with Funtcase?
We knew Funtcase from our residency in Bournemouth, we only really knew him as Dose, his D&B alias. He used to play at the nights and he was starting to get into dubstep and he made ‘Gorilla Flex’ and MOD along with ‘So Vex'd’ which he originally made as an intro tune for us - the rest is history really. He's a good mate of ours and we decided to work together when he came to visit us in Brighton and along came Dubsteppa and Wizard Sleeve. Was probably one of the funniest and most memorable studio sessions we've had, don't think we have ever laughed so hard whilst making music.

Southbound Hangers will be playing at Dub All Or Nothing on Friday 23rd September at Cable alongside Heist, Inspector Dubplate, Dream, Jesta and more.
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