Name: Lee Bray
Hometown: Brighton, England
Genres: Dubstep, Riddim, Bass Music
Born and raised in England, the heart of where dubstep music originated, DirtySnatcha produces a variety of heavy original tracks. Working a 9 to 5 office job, he decided to try something new and fun so he started producing his music in 2015, which quickly gained fans to his unique sound design. Slowly but steadily, DirtySnatcha kept releasing original songs that caught the attention of more and more fans and other artists. His biggest fans are based out of Chicago, Illinois, and Denver, Colorado but you will find DirtySnatcha fans all over the USA and many other countries as well. His first-ever US tour, Snatched Tour, started in November 2019 with twenty-two different venues booked. His first show of the tour was Nightfall Music Festival in Denton, Texas. He then proceeded to play at a variety of venues across the US such as Elektricity in Michigan, Club Vinyl in Colorado, Slowdown in Nebraska, The Circle OC in California, and others before the tour was cut short due to the 2020 pandemic. Since starting his career, he has collaborated with big artists such as Riot Ten, Rico Act, Lucii, Boogie T, Monxx, Squnto, and plenty more.
This has proven that he can work together with others and produce a variety of music that can appeal to fans of all ages and areas of the world. He has had his tracks released on some of the industries’ biggest record labels such as Wakaan and DSV Audio in 2019, and Subsidia Records, and Dim Mak Records in 2020. All these accomplishments have been recognized by multiple press platforms such as The Nocturnal Times, Heard it Here First, By The Wavs, and more. Along with his growing career as a music producer, DirtySnatcha also runs a record label, DirtySnatcha Records, that he started in 2015. He has released music for Subtronics, He$h, Monxx, Squnto, and more. He is dedicated to helping artists further their careers by releasing their original music on his page, which has a following of forty-eight thousand people, with hopes to see that they all succeed in the music industry. He continues to run this record label in 2020, which has helped many other artists gain the attention that is deserved. This dedicated music producer has shown that hard work can help you achieve anything you set your mind to. Despite the hardships of the year 2020, he continues to persevere and work hard on making new music and showing that he is determined to continue his career, determined to become one of the best in the industry.
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This week we are going Center Stage with DirtySnatcha, and discussing his career in the music industry. From his style of performance, to his record label; we will touch base on different aspects of this particular artists’ career and brand.
DirtySnatcha aka Lee, is an English producer from Brighton, England, who has accomplished many incredible things in his career. This includes a record label (DirtySnatcha Records), a cross-country tour in the states—“Snatched Tour”, and producing extremely energetic and bass heavy music.
Back in 2015, Lee started his record label “DirtySnatcha Records” with hopes of helping other artists like him build their careers. He has released music for Subtronics, He$h, Monxx, Squnto, and more on his label which has a following of 48,000 people. The DirtySnatcha brand itself (two entities) is looking to make some new designs for upcoming merchandise which will be released at a later date and time. In the mean time, he is concentrating on his tour.
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Lee has been a DJ and producer for only 7 years, and has made his way across America. His music has been played at festivals and by many other producers than himself. His most recent release “Spaceship" has picked up popularity in the industry, and has been played at major festivals such as Lost Lands by artists like Excision. The road to his career started back at a job with his mate, who showed him his first taste of EDM music.
Lee states how he got into EDM: "We go out for our break, and he says hey.. check this out, and pops a CD in the decks. I don't know who it was, or why he was even showing me. It sounded pretty bad. Later on though, I found myself kind of looking for that again…that sound. So one day when I was working in this office.. .I got bored. This was when SoundCloud FIRST appeared really too…There was this guy I found on there called “p0gman”... He had some really cool tunes, and I just kinda stumbled upon him one day and started listening to him. I gave him the follow, and went down the SoundCloud rabbit hole.”
At this point we are super happy for his buddy that decided to show him EDM. Thank you, random mate. It is a profound concept to a degree, especially when it was around 2015. That is the time the Career as a DJ was something people had a lot of interest in and experienced an influx."After I learned that DJ's also throw their own music into their mixes.. I just got on Youtube. For days, I learned as much as I could, got my software set up, and started making music!"
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Emlody: So how exactly did you decide.. what track was good or worth sending off?
DirtySnatcha: "That's the thing…I didn't. If I thought it was good, I sent it. No sense wasting more time on it, I could be doing something else, or making the next big hit! I of course was intimidated to send things off, but a buddy told me what I will tell you.. .The biggest problem, is people just sending it."
Emlody: So even if it wasn't perfect, you sent it out anyways?
DirtySnatcha: "Nothing is ever perfect mate…Even my songs have flaws in my eyes. Everyone's does! Nothing in this life is perfect, and if you spend that much time trying to perfect ONE thing, you are gonna miss opportunities for the others. Do not be discouraged. Do not feel scared or frightened…Just send it! The best thing you could do as an artist, is put your music out there."
Emlody: So how exactly did all of that work for you when you first started?
DirtySnatcha: "Well it wasn't easy…I evolved...slowly. I found my sound, and what I wanted to create and I went from there!"
Emlody: So what would you classify your style as?
DirtySnatcha: "I like to think of it as…Spacestep, or Spacedub."
Emlody: Who would a dream collaboration be with?
DirtySnatcha: "Dream collaboration would be with Excision"
Emlody: Now I know you had just recently played Lost Lands, so what would another festival be that you would want to throw down at?
DirtySnatcha: "Definitely EDC"
Emlody: So what was life like after you gained traction in the industry?
DirtySnatcha: "Well honestly it just got busier, I am still me, though I am just a busier me. Music, touring, time with my family, it all has to have it's place, and even though people know of me, I am still just a regular guy."
Emlody: Things like this truly strike home. Most people tend to forget their humble beginnings, but that is not the case here.We talked about how to handle fans, because honestly how does one handle that?!
DirtySnatcha: "I treat all my fans as people