How I managed to fall in love with house music is a funny one actually haha!
When I was kid my mother always used to attempt to sing to the radio, but because her singing was that bad it drove me away from mainly all songs that had words in. My dad, however, always used to listen to a style of music that was slightly more up beat, minimal vocals, and something that made me dance…. I guess you could call this my introduction to what was called House music.
Being from Blackpool in the UK I was no stranger to the clubbing scene. I soon experienced warehouse raves and immediately fell in love with the lights, the tunes, the bass rattling your rib cage, the DJ having control over the entire crowd and the uncontrollable urge to dance.
I think in the early 2010’s I was at a small house party, but the DJ didn’t really know how to DJ. I asked if I could have a go with no prior experience and I immediately fell in love with it. Albeit I hadn’t really a clue what I was doing, but it was the first step in to my music career.
Fast forward a couple of years and I had just got myself some beginner DJ decks. I would mess around on these every day, trying to blend different styles and genres and seeing what I come up.
It wasn’t until 2020 that I decided I needed an audience, and with the entire world being in lockdown because of the pandemic, I thought I’d try my hand at Twitch. This only bolstered my love for DJ’ing and house music in general and it brought me enjoyment to see other people getting enjoyment from me.
However, I realised I had hit a snag. I knew that the music and the sets I would play are fire, but it felt like my viewer count would never get past a certain point. I figured for me to get “big” I would either need to a) play washed up shit for the masses that I hate and scream random shit down the mic, or b) become established in the music scene.
So I started producing my own beats and my journey began.
I’d just simply mess around with drums, or in Serum trying to make a bassline and messing around with the filters, to actually finding a bassline that I’d like and structuring a song around that. From there it just grew.
Where are you based?
Originally I’m from Blackpool in the United Kingdom, but I’ve moved to Liverpool. I’ve found that there is a much bigger and better house scene in Liverpool compared to where I used to lvie. There was never any warehouse raves back there and you’d find you’d need to travel to Manchester of Liverpool for that anyway.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music officially for about 6 months, but I’ve been studying music my entire life. I felt like this has given me a head start on how to produce music and what was needed to make a track. I used to mess around on Fruity Loops back in the day, but never made any progress with that.
What genre would you consider your music to be?
Tech house, fused with elements from other genres. I used to be massive in to electro house, so I like to borrow certain sounds from that genre, and I’m a huge bass house fan, so I like to take inspiration from some of the guys running the bass house scene. Maybe one day I’ll drop a bass house tune. Who knows!
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
Knowing that I have it in me to produce some really good tracks, and the drive that I want to make a name for myself. I see loads of other artists make songs and I think to myself… I can do this. So I tried.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Joyryde, 100%. I’ve followed him from his Let’s Be Friends days, but he’s really a cut above the rest. His entire production is insane and I loved the music videos that went along with each release. Apart from that I’d say Cirez D, Fisher, PAWSA, Dom Dolla… there’s a few
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
Currently I’m an independent artist, but I’ve been talking to one or two people and I might have something up my sleeve in the near future!
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
The biggest challenge for me, certainly starting out, is sourcing all your plugins or sounds. Your DAW only comes with basic equipment and to really produce something that other people enjoy relies on hundreds of plugins… and some of them ain’t cheap. Apart from that I’d say getting noticed. It’s hard being an independent artist starting out because you need to do something that makes you stand out from everyone else.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I’ve got one official song, which has only recently been released titled “The Beast Within”. I tried to capture that warehouse/rave sound that we all missed due to lockdown. I’ve got a few more tracks which are all work in progress including a couple of remixes and a bootleg, but I’m undecided on what to do with these at the moment.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
Yeah my latest release is a classic underground tech house banger. If you listen to the vocals I tried to tell a story of a beast that chases you as the energy increases with the song, but towards the end of the song you sorta realise that it’s all in your head haha. For real though, it’s a great track that has that classic bassline rumble with and an insane build up after the bridge.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
Yup, after my latest release it’s straight back to the drawing board and concentrating on a new idea. I don’t know what it’ll be yet, but I’ve got a feeling it’ll be something brand new as opposed to something I’ve already worked on. I’ve been talking to a couple of other artists as well and about the possibility of a collab too, but that’s still early days.