You’ve had a gnarly 12 months, what’s happened and what’s been happening?
Its been crazy! 2019 was hectic – I think I played about 200 shows 😮
I released an EP and a single with Zoe Badwi, and I did a tour around Bali, Fiji and Oz the last two months of 2019! It was hectic.
Where are you at the moment?
Currently I’m in Tasmania! Playing a show in Burnie Oz Day Eve! My new single just got released! YEEHAW!
We’re frothin on your new single ‘Take It In’ what influenced the sound and songwriting?
Thanks man! Im super proud of it! About a year ago I stumbled across this dude Max Glyde. Absolute freak. The moment I heard is shit I wanted to make something with him. 12 months later we have a single and about 7 beats stacked up! I think his classy feel and my funk work super well together!
Where and how did you go about writing/producing Take It In?
We made the beat in a studio at his uni in Box Hill, and to be honest the crux of it came together in about an hour. Was pre crazy. We both work with Velvet Bloom so we got her in a week later and she smashed the top line. From there, we finessed it for 4-5 months after that.
What programs/instruments did you use to record/produce?
Me and Max both use Ableton. And me and max both heavily use Massive and Sylenth for sounds! As well as Max on live guitar!
How did you approach the recording/production process?
Unless a vocal is sent to me, I pretty much always start with making a beat which is what Max and I did, then you approach a vocalist and re structure and do stuff from there!
Who did you work with if anybody?
Max Glyde (collab), Velvet Bloom (vocals), Lachie Milne (Mixing), Panorama Mastering (Mastering).
What did you find most challenging and rewarding during the creation of Take It In?
Rewarding for me was the dynamic me and max have in the studio. We just click and its so good. It was challenging finishing the last 10% of it. Really challenging. Most of it was there but we took several sessions to be completely happy with it!
How has your live show progressed over the last few years?
My DJ set I feel has just become more versatile and I think as a performer I’ve become more confident in what I’m doing. Im also playing more and more originals which is great. I am definitely working towards my live show though with a full band. Watch this space 😛
What have the fans been like live?
They love it – and its great cause they vary so much depending on where you play. Blessed to be here.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Max Glyde, Tentendo, Dombresky, Blush’ko, heaps of slower stuff and Yoga music when I’m trying to sleep haha.
What’s planned for the next few months and 2020 as a whole?
Definitely playing shows, but more importantly releasing music and making heaps of it. I have about 4 singles ready and raring and I want them all out this year ideally. 2020 for me is really honing in on the production side of things.
I hear that you’ve got a fun lil show coming up with The Partae, what can we expect?
You must’ve heard correctly 😉 Intimacy, funk, fun and a heap of taking it in 😉
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