Name, where are you from?
Howie B, Glasgow.
Describe your style in three words?
Patterned, cut, green.
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Siouxsie and The Banshees 1978.
If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Santana and The Undisputed Truth. Latin Rock and Psychedelic Soul but both with a heavy melodic groove that would get a crowd going. I can’t make music like them, so I take what I can from the groove side of things and I channel that into Electronic music - the soul and feeling.
Which subcultures have influenced you?
Style-wise, the London Skating scene has heavily influenced me. The comradery, community and the DIY attitude is major. I also met a lot of great people on that scene who I went on to make music with. The energy of punk and the outsider thinking of Trip-Hop.
If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
RD Laing. I have so many questions to ask him about his books, poetry and his attitude toward relationships and philosophy. His book Knots is very musical to me, the rhythm is gorgeous.
Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Fabric. The attention to detail and the respect they give to artists, the sound, the audience and the management are second to none.
Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Laura Nyro. Her song-writing is raw and emotional but very refined at the same time. She walked that line where often other young artists fall.
Howie B is a musician, producer and founder of the renowned independent label Pussyfoot Records. Pussyfoot Records have announced it will re-launch in September 2018 with a new site and sampler EP titled 'The Shape of Cats To Come'.