A little over a year ago, you made the incredible decision to leave France and travel to pursue a full-time career in music. In a previous interview, you stated how you set a goal for yourself and started saving the money to make this a reality for you. Could you go a bit more in-depth about what you were doing before the move to Asia.
I started DJing and producing a few years ago, but I never thought that I could making a living from my music. Just two years ago, I was still working in France and I made the decision to travel in Asia with my music. Before I became a full-time DJ/producer, I was working in a WebAgency. I started from nothing and tried to gather money from my salary and DJ gigs I did before. It's a long process - it took me almost two years to gather enough money and mature my project. Many times I was wondering if this was the right decision, but my love for music and adventures was stronger than the doubt. So today I'm proud to say that I'm living and traveling from my passion!
Sometimes I go back to the Future for further experiment. I usually fall asleep and wake up in 2045 and spend the day/night there. It's as simple as that - like a lucid dream.
Oh, and if you are wondering, I never met my future self, to avoid Time Paradox and other issues.
About #LaserHouse, when I first time traveled to perform in 2045, I heard what kind of music they play at this Era. It is made of Soft-Bangers, like a mix between Underground and EDM, the tracks are short and straight to the point. I was surprised that it was similar to current house music. There is an explanation: Music work as cycle, and #LaserHouse is just a revival, an update of house music. I didn't create this style, but I brought the inspiration back to 2019. It's funny to see now big names like Tiesto are now supporting the movement !
If you want to see the video report of this Time Travel with the unique performance, it is available on the Spinnin' TV YouTube Channel as the music video for 2045!
Now that you've made music your full-time profession, what does a day in the life of Valy Mo look like?
Set up a to-do List! It may sound stupid but it is really helpful to organize yourself and then organize your tasks. I'm lucky to have a team around me to help with my creative tasks, make business decisions, and correct any mistakes along the way. I'm usually working from early morning to late at night. Sometimes I allow myself to have a break. I'm not allowed to jump to year 2045 by myself, but when they call me, I try to get a maximum of inspiration from this era. It is creating my identity and I think this is what makes the difference in this saturated market, not only releasing music but creating a universe. When I'm not producing, I find interest in new technologies and VR.
What have been some of your most memorable moments on stage?
I have so many good memories on stage! Usually I like to meet the team who invited me and share moments with them. I will pick up 3 of my favorite events:
Malaa Illegal Tour: When I came back to France for my tour this year, the agency working on the Illegal Tour for Malaa called me and asked me to support him. Not only was it a sold-out event, I think it was my best set ever with the most insane crowd reaction to my playlist.
Tokyo Summer Sonic: This was my biggest event where I got to play in front of 30,000 people in Japan. I was sharing the stage with The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Pharell Williams, Marylin Manson, Porter Robinson, Madeon, Dillon Francis, Boys Noize and others!
2045: My first event in the Future, I played music from 2019 and people were like,"Wow, that's so vintage!" but they danced anyway and were very receptive. This is where I heard #LaserHouse for the first time and it inspires me for the music I make today!
Bonus: I did a short B2B with Skrillex after the festival "Les Arenes de Nimes" in France. I had this opportunity because I signed my first EP on his label, so he wanted to meet me. I remember Habstrakt & Baauer were there also. That was an unforgettable night!
Looking forward to the rest of the year and beyond, what can we expect from you and the Valy Mo project?
I'm really happy to announce that the #LaserHouse project is growing and is now supported by Tiesto himself! We're preparing for a huge release on his label as I'm writing this!. I will also perform at "IT'S THE SHIP Singapore," which is one of the biggest Asian festivals! Feel free to send me your demos and tracks for my Radio Show and my upcoming label next year: email@example.com !
Thanks so much to Valy Mo for taking the time to answer our interview questions! Be sure to follow him using the links below!
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