Describe your sound in 3 words
Primal, Modern, Switch
Can you tell us about your musical background and how you got into producing electronic music?
I was lucky enough to start playing instruments early in life, around 7 I started learning the saxophone and drums and that was the real start. 13 was when I began producing electronic music and from there is when it really became my life’s focus! I had been inspired by the idea of music production, or being a ‘music producer’ for a few years prior to beginning. I didn’t truly understand what it meant but the idea of being involved in music was enticing. Watching MTV inspired by taste a lot then, a lot of hip hop / pop production, but when I was introduced to EDM via Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Greyhound’ music video on tv. I was totally, totally hooked.
What inspired the concept for your new album “Green For Go”?
The album was about creating the best music I could, and then actively leaning into the curation of that music too. The green concept came when I was brainstorming how I wanted the album to feel, visually, and I was simply playing with shades of colour. I found that green and it just hit me, and I built the concept around that. Another association I have musically is the jungle – I think of the jungle visually when recording, and of course green is a predominant colour in the jungle, so there almost two tales here. One of green being this high energy, in your face colour, that feels clean but activated, and another being a nod to the jungle.
You mention wanting to bring communities together through music, can you expand on that and what message you hope to spread with your music?
All music I’ve truly enjoyed has evoked great emotion in myself and others, essentially creating a talking point between those touched by that music, and I strive to do the same, as those communities have given me a lot of joy. For me music never was about lyrics. For me music was truly just about the sound and how it felt, hence I was love instrumental music too, and so my message isn’t one of stories or narratives, but if feelings. A word I have used before is ‘euphoria’.
What would be your dream performance venue?
This changes a lot, at one point I would said Tomorrowland, another I would say a large arena like Madison Square Garden, another I’d say Liverpool Olympia (which I’m feeling right now – more intimate venue). I don’t have a real goal for any particular venue, as there are lots of interesting aspects to all of them.
In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?
Generally or definitely in high energy states, or building energy, or just having a great time and wanting some fun.