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STILES FIFIELD

by Ryan Snyder

Real name: Stiles Fifield

DJ handle: SQuare D

What it means: A friend and I were at a thrift store when he found this jacket that said, “Square D” on it. He said, “That’s your handle now!” So I just kinda went with it and it stuck. I still have that ill-fitting jacket somewhere.

What I play: Mainly dubstep, but i also play drum n’ bass and other sorts of EDM.

Catch me at: I end up playing Facebass at Club Orion quite a bit. It’s always a good time. Upcoming shows: Dec. 7 at Facebass! Got in the game: Not that long ago. A couple of years maybe.

Why I do it: It seemed logical. I’ve been producing over a decade and I needed some platform to perform live. Also, it’s terribly addictive.

Influences: My buddy guy pals around the area: Yellow Fever, Ghostnote, Crewless and Tru Pain just to name a few.

First pro gig: Now that is a good question.

Studio work: I’m in the studio all the time, go to www.soundcloud.com/square-d for studio mixes and original tunes. I’m always doing something new so the content changes quite a bit.

Favorite technique: Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start.

Signature mix: “Broken,” which is currently up on soundcloud.

Personal playlist: Whatever I’m practicing mixing with at the time.

Favorite albums: There is too much good music out there to narrow that one down, don’t you think?

My gear: ALIENWARE MX11 and a midi controller plus a ridiculous amount of software.

Website: soundcloud.com/square-d, facebook.com/SQuare-D,

I’d like to add: For updates on releases and shows follow me @The_SQuare_D on Twitter. I like turtles.

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