Q1. We heard your new track “Not Alone” released a few weeks ago. Can you tell us more about your new track?
The song was created somewhat accidentally. While messing around in the studio I played some chords that actually struck a chord on myself. I really tried to build on that feeling and worked on the song for a bit. Afterwards I sent it to Neenah, who immediately understood the vibe I was going for. After not releasing new music for over six months, I wanted to release a song that’s close to the signature sound, but also gives hints of new directions I might go into musically. This one felt like the perfect appetizer for the coming months.
Q2. Last year you released songs every month, this year was a bit quieter. What’s in store for 2019?
Next year is going to be crazy. But really crazy. The plan is releasing songs every seven to eight weeks. And I’ve got some crazy bangers in the bag. Can’t spill too much, but my sound evolved into something that’s in between insanity and greatness. Haha, I can’t explain it in words, you’ll have to hear it. But trust me, it’s going to be different. In a good way!
Q3. What is DJ Mag to you as a DJ and producer?
DJ Mag is an amazing platform that not only showcases the biggest names in Dance, but also gives guys like me, who are somewhat left of center, a great stage to showcase my music and reach a broader audience. Just the fact that I’m able to connect with my Japanese listeners through you is amazing in itself. And really shows the passion you have for the music. For me personally it’s also a platform that keeps me up to date on what’s happening in the dance scene.
Q4. Who are the artists you’re really a fan of and who would be your dream collab?
Flume and Mura Masa are at the top of my list. And even though he completely lost his marbles, I still enjoy Kanye’s music a lot. DJ Sliink and Skrillex as amazing well.
And yeah, I wouldn’t mind doing a session with any of the people above. But Kučka would be my number one pick to work with. Or IDER. Yes, I have trouble making choices. It’s a way of life.
Q5. Ever thought of producing music for others?
Funny you ask that, because I’ve been doing that for quite a while actually. I worked on ‘Who Do You Think Of?” for British group M.O., but also did some songs on Dutch vocalist Lakshmi her last album. And I also work a lot with Dutch hiphop artists. So, if any Japanese rappers out there a looking for a nice collaboration, hit me up!
Q6. Please leave a message for your fans in Japan.
I’d like to give my biggest thank you to each and every one in Japan who has streamed, downloaded or just casually listened to one of my songs. It’s an honour to be able to entertain and move you with my music. And please keep streaming it, so I can finally come over to do some shows in Japan. And spend all my spare time shopping retro videogames :)