We put our scrubs on and went behind-the-scenes with English dubstep artist, producer and co-owner of Circus Records, Doctor P. a.k.a Sean Brockhurst. Here's what he had to say.
Ashley: Tell us a little what it’s like to be here, about to perform. What’s your favorite part about being here?
Doctor P: These American festivals, they’re nothing like anything else in the world. The size of them, the scale of them is ridiculous. I’ve heard it’s like 100,00 people here.
Ashley: You just played the ID Festival. Can you speak a little to that?
Doctor P: Yeah, it’s been good, actually. I’ve been playing a lot at 6 PM, normally I go on at 3 AM. We had some bad weather to start off with, but it’s been really good. I just love American crowds; they’re so excited about the music.
Ashley: How do American crowds differ from say, an English crowd?
Doctor P: English gigs are good, people there are lot more reluctant to go wild, I think. I think that’s just generally English personalities versus American personalities. There’s good and bad things about both places. People over here are so excited and they’re jumping around and loving it.
Doctor P: EP is 9th of September; it’s more of classic Doctor P, really. I thought I would try to do really different stuff, but then thought, nah I’ll just do what everybody likes and what I like making. There’s some weird tempos on it, there’s a 110 bpm, 100 bpm which is not what people are normally used to, but I was feeling it so I did it. It’s more of what people would expect, but with a different tempo.
Ashley: With so much experience in the industry at such a young age, what’s your advice to people looking to gain footing in the music industry?
Doctor P: My advice is to put all your energy into making music. Some people ask, “How do you get so many fans on Facebook, how do you get your music heard?" Put all your energy into making music, that’s the key. Because if you make good music, you’re always going to succeed. It doesn’t matter how many Twitter followers you have if you’re music’s rubbish.
Ashley: What are some great gigs you’ve played recently?
Doctor P: Everything in the US is good, pretty much. I played Monegros in Spain, that was really good. GlobalGathering in the UK which was pretty good, all of the festivals have been great this year, actually.
Ashley: What do you think about dubstep really coming into its own here in the States and the future of this genre of music?
Doctor P: It’s totally surprising to me. I was just making it for fun, really, like always. It's just really lucky that it’s gotten this big. I don’t know where it’s going to go, I’m sure it’ll continue to be popular. Of course, there’s always the next thing that comes along, but I think it’s got a few more years in it.
And some final words to the American audience: Keep listening to good music and don’t worry about what’s cool.
For more information about Doctor P, be sure to check out his Facebook page.