Interview: Andrew Rankine, ABAGA label owner, musician, producer, DJ

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Date of birth: December 8, 1985.

Occupation: ABAGA label owner, musician, producer, DJ.

What sort of school pupil were you? Hard worker. Loner. Got in trouble from time to time. Dressed weird and wore make-up.

Were your school days the best days of your life? No, things picked up at music college.

 

What was your first job?

Uploading my tracks to the internet.

What has been your most unusual job? Starting this label.

My biggest achievement so far has been... Making music and releasing it. Getting a live session on BBC Radio 1 was good too.

 

Three words that sum up my personality are... a human being.

Favourite place in the world?

My room.

Three places in Edinburgh I could not live without are...

Bongo Club. Sneaky Pete’s. My room.

Which TV show do you never miss? Breaking Bad.

 

If you could bring one show to Edinburgh what would it be? A death metal festival.

Name one item you not live without? My laptop.

 

By what ethos do you live your life? Life is there to be enjoyed and to better yourself and help people around you.

Andrew Rankine is a director of ABAGA Records, Edinburgh’s only dedicated dubstep record label.

ABAGA Records release the debut EP from the latest addition to the label, ODEA, on October 24. The release, entitled The Circuit EP, is avaialable from {http:// www.abagarecords.com|www.abagarecords.com}