Ahead of his appearance at Eat My Beat at The Warehouse Leeds next Saturday (23rd February), we caught up with Caspa. Read the full interview and buy tickets below.
How was your New Year? was it a heavy one for you?
Yea good, I played at Motion in Bristol with Sub focus and it was sold out. I kinda kept away from partying too much on this one as I just got back from a 3 month tour of USA, Australia and the whole of Asia. New year’s day was the party night, I went to catch EZ at Pacha for his 8 hour old skool UKG set!
December also saw you support The Prodigy, how was that for you?
Unreal, had such a good time playing at them shows. It was such a huge honour to be asked to play just one let alone all three!
The first 2 nights I had to play after The Prodigy which was most def a hard thing to do but I managed to keep most of the crowd locked in which was a good feeling. The last night I played before them and was one of the highlights of my career.
Did you get to hang with them at all?
Yea I did and there real good blokes and I have a lot of respect for them.
Tell us about your latest release 'On it' - how did the collaboration with Mighty High Coup come about?
I originally wrote that tune in 2010 but just had it stuck on my hard drive. I hooked up with Mighty High Coup through emails after them sending a request for a possible remix to my manager. Instead of doing the remix I sent them the track and they loved it and decided to vocal it in early 2011.
When I was on tour last March I was heading back home via Atlanta so thought it would be a great time to shoot a video and just get the track out there. I really wanted to put something out completely different from what I normally do but still with that Caspa edge.
You will perform a special show in Leeds next month, Leeds holds a strong place for you, whats so special about the city?
Yea I have great memories of playing up at Sub Dub in the West Indian Centre. it’s also where Rusko is from so it has that connection too! I love the Leeds ravers.
Finally whats next for Caspa?
Just finishing my album 'Alpha Omega’ which will be out in April, also the new single called 'Setting Sun' will be out just before the album.
Eat My Beat
Saturday 23rd February
The Warehouse, Leeds
Interview by Rob Chadwick
Image courtesy of The Warehouse Leeds