Q.1 Please introduce yourself for the uninitiated?
Peace, Thafe, Bless! Im 7th Dan producer for MKD recordings & 1 half of production duo HellzEcho, No Cure affiliate, Allotment Henchmen member, Shadow Committee Member & affiliate of many other talented and disturbed artists..
Q. 2 You are part of a production duo with Ringz Ov Saturn called HellzEcho, can you tell us more about how that came about? What have you fella's got in store for us?
Bare songz in store, Me an Ringz ov Saturn met around the time I was recording Isis Papers Vol 2, Cyrus organised a session and brought down most of the new additions to Triple Darkness at the time Ringz was one of em after the initial session we went in to chop some shit up few crusty beats and many red stripes later HellzEcho was born, Ringz is one of a few people I can really work well with effortlessly so it made sense. Weve currently got a production album lurking which will feature Yung & Triple Darkness members and a whole heap of other mcs. Ringz has some nice links from previous work aswell so were lookin to get a few underground heads form abroad involved, we also have a lot of work across all the forthcoming Triple Darkness solo joints as well as a project called Cold Fusion which is Cyrus Malachi & Ray Vendetta which we have entirely produced.
Q. 3 You have produced for some of the most respected artists in the UK Hip Hop scene, who was your favourite and which beat was your favourite?
It changes all the time to be honest, right now out of the stuff people would have heard I would say “No Mans Land” on M9s LP Magna Carta, the way track came together very quickly and naturally and the energy on the session was good, very inspiring, the joints a few years old and some of the comments and feedback I’ve had from it now really brought back the energy of the session at the time, its fucking splendid when your music transcends how you want it to.
Q. 4 Which artists would you like to work with that you havent already?
Theres loads, Im a big Wu head so loads of affiliated mcs from Wu, UK wise there’s shit loads 2 so best to say watch this space.
Q. 5 Apart from your own work what have you been listening to lately?
My cat, Portishead, Anna Calvi, background noise, Gil Scott Herron, lots of old dusty shit, Sons Phonetic, Triple Darkness, Sinister Striken, Timbo King, Killa Priest, Katharsys, Tricky, Sparrows in the morning, J C Young, Dan Mizuri, Manly P Hall lectures & the sound of a badgers resonance.
Q. 6 What projects can we expect from you in the next few months?
1st will be an EP with family tree Ray Vendetta called 7 Swordz of Light this will feature my brother from a next muvah Teslas Ghost and all other Triple Darkness members, an EP with my brother Yung, work with people like Triple Darkness,Mr. 13, Sleep Sinatra, Theme, Joey Menza , Cons, D.S.O.T.M and EP with Technical Development from Obba Supa, HellzEcho LP and currently building crust for a few collab albums from respected UK & US mcs, cant say 2 much about that but its fukin exciting, some really disgusting combinations its good to see the underground from over the pond showing love to our peeps, and eventually a Solo EP. There’s probably a few Ive forgotten but I am tired so please allow me I still like you.
You can check out more from 7th Dan at the links below and look out for his work on Cyrus Malachi's Black Athena album out April 20th
7th Dan on Twitter https://twitter.com/7thdanmkd
7th Dan on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/dan7th