What’s been happening recently and how has your Melbourne Covid experience been so far?
It’s been a tough one for everyone, we’ve definitely had a tough time in Melbourne recently with the strict and extensive lockdown. It’s good to see cases dropping though and there’s seems to be a light at the end of a long tunnel which is good!
How did you first start playing music?
I originally started playing guitar and writing songs when I was 13 and it all started from there, I was mainly obsessed with rock music and played in noisy bands for many years, then slowly my music tastes became more eclectic and my writing evolved in to a more electronic direction.
You’ve just released two singles ‘Air’ & ‘Illuminate’ what influenced the sound and songwriting?
Both of these tracks were written during lockdown and I think this definitely influenced the mood of the tracks, they both have melancholic feel and slightly darker undertones than I’ve written for a while. I have definitely been craving the outside world and missing the freedom I usually have and that has definitely influenced the feeling in these tracks.
How does your creative process take place?
Normally it starts with experimenting, I might loop a simple beat and then start jamming on a synth or guitar over the top until something excites me, then it’s like completing a puzzle, gradually building and adding layers until I find a balance that feels right. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ method I find but often when I’m not feeling too pressured I find I can come up with my best ideas.
Where and when did you record/produce and who with?
I have a home studio set up in my flat where I record, produce and mix everything.
What programs/instruments did you use?
I use Ableton and for these tracks I used a mix of my Korg Minilogue, Moog Minitaur, soft synths, electric guitar, field recordings and samples I created.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
This week I’ve been enjoying listening to Washed Out, Zola Blood, Tourist and Kaytranada.
What do you like to do away from music?
I love to travel and explore new places / other cultures, something which I’ve really missed this year. I’m also a designer, so I love creating new visuals and working with other artists to bring their ideas to life. Other than that I like to try and keep fit, I enjoy cycling and swimming, I grew up by the seaside so any chance I have to jump in the sea… I’m in there!
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?
I have a 2 remixes I’ve done for other artists coming soon, as well as 2 collaborative tracks made with Koresma. Then in Dec / Jan I have a new EP coming out, which is a collection of ambient tracks – so it’s a little bit different to my usual releases but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for while. Then early next year I also plan to release a new full length album, that’s the main project I’m currently focusing on. I’ve written so many tracks this year and I’m currently refining them and working out how it will all work as an album, I’m really excited about how it’s sounding so far.
Where can we hear your music?
Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, YouTube and all the usual places.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
I love sushi. Also anything spicy pretty much!
Place to hang out – any sunny beer garden with friends would be a dream right now!
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