Congratulations on your latest song with Kill The Buzz and Van Jay called "Never Wanna Let You Go!" Can you walk us through the creation process and how the whole project came together?
First of all, thank you very much! I'm really happy with the release and collaboration with Kill the Buzz. We always had the ambition to work together on a track. 'Never Wanna Let You Go' is that track. When I received the topline from the singer Van Jay I started to work on the song; creating the chords, adding the drums etc. The moment I was satisfied with the draft, I sent it to Kill the Buzz. He finished the song, and eventually the track came out on Nicky Romero's label Protocol Recordings.
When you were on your own personal journey through learning about production, which tools and resources did you find most helpful to get to the skill level that you're at today?
When I started producing at the age of 12, there were not a lot of music production tutorials to find online. Most of the things I've figured out myself. It's the most effective to recreate existing tracks. This way you'll learn the most. Nowadays there are tons of helpful guides and YouTube tutorials on the internet, and I have to admit that I still watch these videos. I learn new things every day. That's what keeps making music interesting and exciting.
As someone who produces in multiple styles and genres - what do you think is the most important elements to put into a song so that it defies current trends to stand its own ground in this saturated landscape?
The most important thing is trying to process a certain signature in every track. As I mentioned earlier in the interview I, for example, mixed up 'a sort of Mediterranean sounding vocal lead as main sound in the drop, with Jamaican vocal shouts as variation'. A helpful tip is to save all the samples you've used in a certain project in a folder and use these samples in a new track. This way you're creating your ''own sound''.
Thanks so much for taking the time to talk with us! Is there anything else you'd like to say in closing before we end this interview?
My new song 'Forever' together with South Korean DJ/Producer Vanto and Swedish singer Maria Mathea has just been released. I'm really excited about this track. The vocals are super catchy, and the progressive drop is really energetic. You should definitely check that record out! Furthermore, I finished a lot of new songs, collabs etc. which are coming over the next few months. The future is looking bright, and I'm super excited!
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