Limited by name but certainly not limited by talent, Billy Smith is a producer with a very promising future.
He was born at a time when the likes of Dillinja, Fabio & Grooverider and Nicky Blackmaket were shaping the drum & bass scene. Now, to his amazement, those undisputed legends of the genre are supporting his tunes.
One of his main goals as a teenager was to have one of his tracks played out on Kiss FM by DJ Hype. The fact he achieved that with a track from his debut EP highlights just how highly he’s regarded by his more experienced peers, and provides a glimpse at what we can expect from him in the future.
With that particular goal already ticked off the list, Limited is inspiring to become an unpredictable producer in drum & bass. Although it may seem like a tall order, it’s certainly achievable with the support he’s already gathered and with his open-mindedness in the studio.
And if you listen to his releases so far, including the highly acclaimed The Beginning EP’s, it’s blatantly obvious that he’s not afraid of switching things up and doing things differently. He’s not only tried his hand at a number of different subgenres, he’s produced them to a high standard û a standard that producers twice his age would probably be proud of.
But, perhaps surprisingly, production isn’t something that came naturally to Limited at first; he was far more suited to DJing than slogging it out in the studio. If it wasn’t for his brothers, who incourged him to have a go at it, he probably wouldn’t be where he is today. It took plenty of patience and lots of practice, but Limited is beginning to reap the rewards of those arduous studio sessions.
As someone who immersed himself in music from an early age, Limited’s musical journey has already taken him in several different directions; not content with just being a DJ and producer, he’s also had a shot at running a label and has also worked on youth projects that aim to bring kids together with music.
While it’s unclear what sound Limited will pursue in the future, it couldn’t be any clearer that he has a passion for music which dates back to an early age, and that passion is audible in his metamorphosing sound.