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20 year-old Jacob Plant is causing a storm in the electronic music scene at the minute with his crossover of electro and dubstep and has already remixed for Underworld, Deadmau5 and Major Lazer. Not letting that faze him he has gone from strength to strength and his remix of Tinie Tempah and Ellie Goulding’s ‘Wonderman’ has been one of his biggest to date. Ahead of the next Quantum we sat down with the young maestro and talk about his love of Linkin Park, advice for upcoming producers and a funny experience with a fan in Amsterdam.

How did you get started in music?
I first got into music at a young age playing the piano and guitar whilst growing up. I was constantly surrounded by music because of my parents.

Having remixed for the likes of Britney Spears, Chase & Status and Tinie Tempah, do you have a different approach to making commercial and underground remixes?
I don't really think about it too hard, I just do whatever comes to me. There is always that thing in the back of my mind saying that the underground remixes should be kept as 'club' as possible.

Who would you say are some of your influences, both past and present?
I have sooooo many influences! I love bands like 'The Clash' and 'The Jam', they got me wanting to write songs. Then there was 'Linkin Park', I listened to them when I was 13 and when I heard their first album, I knew I wanted to produce! I also grew up listening to electronic bands like 'The Prodigy' and early 'Pendulum', so I have always had a wide range of influences.

Your remix of Oh Land’s ‘Son of A Gun’ has been gathering a lot of steam recently, did you expect this when you first made it?
I was really happy with it when it was finished, but I never expected the amount of views it got and such good reaction!



Being only 20 years-old and making great leaps in the music world, what advice would you give to budding DJ’s and producers out there?
Write as much as you can and don't get tied up trying to get a record deal to early. Just do what you want!

What’s been one of your funniest DJing experiences so far?
Errmmm there is quite a lot! In Amsterdam I was playing and one of the dancers loved the song I played, so she walked straight into the booth and kissed me smack on the lips.

You’re curating your ideal party, who would you have on the line-up?
Skrillex, Nero, Skream, Koan Sound, Justice, The Prodigy and Sub Focus all doing one track at a time, live DJ battle!

What was the last record you bought?
Last record I bought was the new Kanye & Jay Z album. It's pretty good!

Have you got any surprises lined up for the Quantum night that we should look forward to?
I will have some new material to play and I will be bringing my MC - Majestic!

What’s in store for Jacob Plant for the rest of 2011?
Album + Remixes + Gigs!! (-:

Jacob Plant will be playing alongside Millions Like Us, Urban Knights, Incontext and more at Quantum on Friday 2nd September.
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