Gentlemens Club is a British trio that has been producing rhythmical and exquisite music since 2010. Having achieved international success, amazing collabs with artists such as Borgore, Spag Heddy, etc., and selling out Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. They are sure to leave their legacy wherever they go. Enjoy this incredible interview with these three amazing souls: Coffi (Lewis Pittham), Soloman (Saul Mountford), and 50 Carrot (Amani Haskins).
Tell me about what you used to do previously to being part of the music industry. How did your career start?
We all had different paths before music and most likely different goals also. Amani is the youngest of the group and at the young age of 15 his solo music career kicked off while he was still going to music college in Leeds, UK. Lewis was attending university in London, UK, studying media whilst working part-time and Saul was a freelance graphic designer & full-time employee in Stoke on Trent, UK.
We all started producing music around 2010/2011, at this time we were chasing our own solo careers and still unaware of each other. Even though we all came from different backgrounds and paths we all used the same method of promotion. We’d simply make a song, upload to Soundcloud and hope for the people to listen. Eventually in 2012 we all met for the first time as we were all booked on the same line up in Belgium, this was the forming of Gentlemens Club.
“(…) it’s given us the chance to really knuckle down on our music (…)”
What/who was your inspiration to starting producing/playing?
Things like Caspa & Rusko’s Fabriclive 37, Chase & Status – More Than Alot, DJ EJ – Ejucation series, actually pretty much everything EZ did and 16Bit just to name a few.
How are you coping with quarantine and the pandemic?
The Pandemic has been bittersweet for us. We obviously miss being on the road meeting so many amazing people but at the same time, it’s given us the chance to really knuckle down on our music and create some of the most creative pieces of music we have made to date.
Do you think this time physically away from the public helped you to focus more on producing?
100%, we are sitting on more unreleased music than ever!
We’re big fans of “What You Want”. Is there any particular message or inspiration behind the record?
We entered into 2020 with a new direction for the Gentlemens Club brand. Predominantly known as a Dubstep act we wanted to branch out in 2020 and make whatever music we felt and the listeners have been nothing but supportive of the new range of sounds we’re pushing. The song title is a perfect example of how we feel.
Tell us about your relationship with CruCast… what makes them stand out as a label? Is there anything they do differently?
We had a working relationship with Crucast before Gentlemens Club with our XX92 alias, so it was only right we sent Lazcru our latest Bass productions under the Gentlemens Club imprint. Crucast is the most active label in the UK within this bass scene right now. The work rate is unstoppable and we’re excited to be working with Crucast more in the future.
What else can we expect from you over the next few months?
We can’t say right now, but the work rate is not slowing down. Expect lots of new music, mixes & content. We’ve got a lot coming…
Do you have any suggestions for new producers starting their careers?
Patience.. Nothing happens overnight.
Finally, what’s been your personal favourite record of 2020 so far?
We can’t pin it down to just one, that’s too hard, so here are a few:
- J Hus – Big Conspiracy
- M Huncho – Huncholini The 1st
- Skepta, Young Adz & Chip – Waze
- SL – Bad Luck