[UPDATE: Sean has released a statement saying that he has moved on from Wolfsnare, at least for the time being, to work on his new project, Oddcube. In a few short months, this new project has already been featured on Trap Nation and VXII Radio! The original interview continues below.]
You've been on the scene for quite some time with some impressive releases and support, where are you hoping to go from here?
From here, I’m looking forward to getting releases on Spinnin’ Records and other labels like Revealed Recordings. Hopefully a lot of big collaborations are going to be coming along as well.
What do you do on the side, are you a student or do you have a day job?
I am a student currently attending Chattahoochee Technical College and I’ll be transferring to a bigger university soon. I also have a part time job working at a retail store.
Your productions have been really solid for the past 2 or 3 years, how long had you been producing before that and how did you learn to master the DAW(s) you work with?
I started making music on my iTouch with FL Studio Mobile and other apps like Nanostudio. I was originally making beats and other small projects just for fun but eventually I thought it was time to get a little more serious about it so I got FL Studio for PC. I discovered EDM the first time when I heard Calvin Harris’ “Feel So Close.” I fell in love with the track and started listening to artists like porter Robinson, deadmau5 and Skrillex. After that I met someone in my school who was a rapper and it got me into beat making until he left, then I had no one to rap on my beats so I ended up stopping and pursuing EDM music.
How did you go from making rap beats to producing big room and electro/progressive house?
So actually after that whole thing with my friend, I got into Big Room after meeting a producer named Dynaxx who goes by the name Roya now. From there, I was just producing all Big Room stuff, but in the background, I was really enjoying listening to progressive and future bass. After a while, the scene and music stared to transform and I began to not enjoy big room as much as I did a couple years before. I’ve always made the melodies in my Big Room collabs and so I realized future bass and progressive was where it was at for me.
I saw you're looking to make more "Festival Progressive House," is that what people can be looking out for this year or should they get ready for some Wolfsnare Future Bass as well?
Yeah man, I’ve got a lot of new projects coming out and there is a chance that there will be some Future Bass coming out further on down the line as well. You can expect a lot of Wolfsnare sounds very soon!
You have a small history with ghost production, did you want to touch on that any?
I don’t ghost produce like I used to because I’m so busy with school and work. When I was doing it, I was able do something I loved and even got paid for it. Plus I was able to help another producer get where he wanted to be, which is also awesome.
What do you think is something unique you bring to the scene?
Well I think I will bring some pretty unique, new Progressive tracks to the scene in my next upcoming releases which will be sort of blending Big Room and Progressive House.
Tell me about "Take Control" your latest track, how'd that collab come together? You've worked with Deckstroyers before, so what kind of history is there leading up to this track?
Deckstroyers and I go way back to when I had just created my Soundcloud about three or so years ago. They’re really fantastic producers and they have been really great friends to me and ever since I met them. Since the beginning we’ve continued to stay in contact and make a few bangers along the way.
How do you make your breakdowns so clean yet so powerful and emotional? Do have any secrets or techniques for doing so?
I’ve always been a melody guy. I’m absolutely in love with emotional melodies and I enjoy making them more than any other part of the track. As for my techniques, sometimes I will record my voice singing the melody, which can get really cringeworthy at times, but it helps by giving me a basis to map out things in the DAW. The rest of the time, I’ll get melodies as I’m trying things in the DAW. I get a lot of inspiration from listening to multiple tracks that I like and from there I’ll get a melody in my head. Most of the time, it’s just a lot of trial and error.
What do you do other than music?
I really love to hang out and play sports with friends. You can also find me playing video games or watching anime.
What has been the proudest moment of your career thus far?
My proudest moment so far was when I got a collab with Timmo Hendricks and we got our track played by Deorro. Another times that comes to mind when Bitas and I got played on Hardwell on Air.
A big thanks to Wolfsnare for taking the time to sit down with us and tell us a little bit about himself. Be sure to check out his social pages for all the latest updates!
Chris W. Lao
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