Eurowave, a passionate producer and artist using music to express himself as an individual: “I hope to bring you musical content you will all enjoy.”
To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
The sound I gravitate towards is Wave music. A genre who’s roots come from a great variety of genres such as grime, dubstep, Witch House, House and Trap; together these would eventually create what is now called Wave. The sound usually consists of a reese bass which is one of the main musical components of Wave. My sounds usually consists of atmospheric pads and synths which may convey a sci-fi like feel to the music while the trap style drums give it more zest and feel. I try to convey emotion and feeling through my music. I want people to be able to make their own interpretation of the music and the idea or message behind it. My sounds vary a lot, whether it be a unique and different experimental style, or a very atmospheric and spacey track.
How did it all start for you?
It all started when I first listened to wave music back in high school. The sound, the raw emotion and feeling as well the sounds themselves immediately caught my attention. After a couple months of listening more and more, I decided I wanted to produce and make wave sounds of my own. I wanted to express myself as an individual, to share my sounds with others just as passionate about the craft. I taught myself how to produce and quickly picked up the basics and foundations. With time, hard work, and the feedback of some great people, I eventually got better, and here I am now. I still have much to learn and am always looking forward to learning more in order to keep progressing.
Before getting to your newest tune, let’s share an old project with ‘WRCKTNGL’:
Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting your music together?
I do not have any particular steps when it comes to the production process of my tracks. When producing I usually start off by thinking of a style, idea, emotion, or genre that I may want to evoke. I follow it up with picking out a bpm fit for the specific kind of music I want to create. Next I usually like to find one or two synths, plucks or pads that I like, then write out a melody. Once I have layered melodies I like to add my bass and finish with the drums. I usually leave the mixing process for the end, although I like to try and keep the track as clean as possible throughout the entire process.
Are there any key pieces of equipment that you can’t live without?
Some essential pieces of equipment for me are: My midi keyboard as it facilitates the overall production process and improves workflow. My Razer mouse, my laptop, and my speakers! That’s all there is to it!
What are some of your key influences in your music? Whether it be the sound created by others, imagery, films or any kind of art form.
Some of my biggest influences in music would be: Klimeks, Head of Wavemob and pioneer of wave music; the prodigious quality of his sound and his unique style always gives the listeners a one of a kind experience, his creations flow seamlessly. I absolutely love Noah B, a top notch producer; his beautiful and atmospheric melodies as well as masterful drum work come together beautifully, making some amazing tracks well worth listening to. Another big influence of mine would be Kareful, director of Liquid Ritual, a talented producer who has done a tremendous amount for the wave scene. I remember listening to his music before starting to produce myself; his track “Remember this if anything” will forever be one of my favorite tunes. Lastly, Backwhenn, his “phonk” inspired me to mix old school memphis rap with wave music.
What is your opinion regarding the difference between old school DJing, where everything was restricted to vinyl, and modern DJing where most tracks are never put on any physical medium before or after release?
This topic is highly debatable, although I will say this: I believe the old school Dj’s were the “real” dj’s. Back in old school DJing every underground track came out on vinyl. The positive aspect regarding Digital DJing is that, one, no more records popping, two, it is far easier, making it possible for almost anyone to pick up DJing quite fast and with ease. On the other hand, even though mixing vinyl isn’t incredibly hard, it would probably take a even a person with innate talent a good thousand hours or so before being able to go through records hit record and show it to their fans or friends. In the end, digital DJing doesn’t quite have the same magic as old school vinyl DJing.
Let’s give Eurowave’s newest tune ‘Elixir feat. Unholy’ a listen
What is one sub-genre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?
I believe a sub-genre that deserves more attention is Wave. There are many extremely talented artists pushing the boundaries of music in Wave. The community is quite inclusive, it is very positive and supportive when it comes to spreading each others music, giving critical feedback and helping each other grow.
Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?
Some upcoming artists who have caught my attention are: “Changa” from the U.K, “UNNHOLY” from Poland, “Loneliness” from Russia and “Outsidr” from the U.K as well!
What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a DJ? As an attendee?
Jeff Mills is quoted as saying: “This music isn’t for followers, its for innovators. Its truly the music of the future, it has no boundaries, no structures, and it can go as fast as time goes.” What are your thoughts on this statement?
I believe he is absolutely right. We as artists involved in the wave scene are not making music specifically fit for audiences or mass appeal. This music is indeed for innovators, for producers who want to push the boundaries of sound. The loose and formula free experience permits artists to be as creative as possible with their sounds, which makes for some truly interesting and beautiful tracks. Wave music is the music of the future.
What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
Some of my upcoming projects include more wave tracks, some new collaborations, and will soon be starting a new House music side project.
That sounds great! We hope to hear more about you and your music soon! Thank you for your time to conduct this interview with us. We wish you all the best for your future.